Solar Host AISO.Net Consolidates Servers

AISO.Net, which uses solar panels to power its facility, has further reduced its power and cooling costs with a data center consolidation using IBM technology, the company said today. Romoland, Calif.-based AISO.Net worked with IBM and Sirius Computer Solutions to implement a new infrastructure based on the IBM Cool Blue technology, which uses a rear door heat exchanger. powers its data center with 120 solar panels that generate DC power, which is then run through an inverter and stored in batteries. Due to growth in its business, AISO was looking forways to gain more space without compromising its commitment to the environment, reflected in its motto: “Hosting As Nature Intended.” The answer was a virtualization and consolidation process using IBM System x3650 servers that took seven months to implement (a four-month planning process and three months of implementation). The combined reduction in power usage for servers and cooling was 60 percent, according to an IBM news release.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.