Verizon reduces carbon emissions in 24 data centers


Verizon has significantly reduced energy consumption and
carbon emissions at 24 of its U.S. data centers by using innovative technology
that targets cooling efficiency.



The technology, intelligent energy management systems
from Vigilent, enabled Verizon to turn off approximately 40 percent of the
computer room air conditioners in these data centers within two days of
implementing the energy management systems, providing an instant reduction in
energy consumption and an anticipated savings of more than 55 million kilowatt



The company reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than
66 million pounds of CO2 on an annualized basis. Decrease average temperatures
by two degrees Fahrenheit throughout the data centers, with significantly
reduced temperature fluctuations and extremes.



Vigilent energy management systems have reduced
cooling consumption by more than 40 percent as well as provided important
safeguards that help improve our uptime. This combination of energy savings and
improved efficiencies goes a long way toward helping meet Verizon’s goal of
improving its carbon efficiency by 15 percent this year,” said Mark Capurso,
director of national technical operations at Verizon.



Vigilent energy management systems consist of hundreds of
wireless temperature sensors at each data center that are connected through an
intelligent mesh network to on-site servers using energy management software.
These systems delivered real-time data about environmental conditions
throughout each facility, then provided analysis and recommendations for optimal
configurations and performance.



Verizon, which is
implementing an aggressive campaign to reduce energy usage, based its choice of
Vigilent systems on an extensive investigation into a wide range of approaches
to address data center cooling issues. Verizon anticipates installing the
Vigilent system at more of the company’s U.S. data center sites.



“We are enthusiastic about our collaboration with
Verizon, a company which has led the way in combining technology leadership
with stewardship of the environment,” said Mark Housley, chief executive
officer, Vigilent.



Vigilent and Verizon worked closely to implement dynamic
cooling at these facilities across the U.S., and the results speak for
themselves. Verizon was able to capture significant reductions in cooling
energy and its carbon footprint while simultaneously helping to increase
uptime, resilience and protection for these mission-critical facilities,”
Housley added.



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