Energy-efficient data center
greenDatacenter Zurich West was designed in line with greenIT, a consistent ecological concept for an energy-efficient data center with an outstanding PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness). As of July 23, 2013, Green Datacenter is certified in accordance with the recognized ISO 50001standard. This standard requires companies to implement comprehensive energy management systems and to continually and systematically improve the ecobalance.
greenDatacenter Zurich West is an especially energy-efficient data center, achieving a PUE up to 1.19. The PUE shows the relationship between server power consumption and the power consumption of the entire data center.
A study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2007 showed that data centers in the USA had an average PUE of 2.
DC energy distribution system
In addition to traditional AC technology, Green Datacenter AG also uses a completely new type of DC energy distribution system that has many advantages:
- Reduced cooling requirements
- Powers savings of 10% to 20% over AC
- Space savings
- Less complexity and higher reliability
- Lower operating costs
Racks and servers for DC operation are available from HP and IBM. They can be used in greenDatacenter Zurich West in a defined zone.
greenDatacenter Zurich West is more than an energy-efficient data center.
In line with greenIT, customers can choose the greenEco option and cover 100% of their electricity requirements with Swiss hydroelectric stations.
The green.ch group is member of the Swiss Cleantech and the Aargauer natural electricity associations.