Inside Allstate's New Data Center
May 29th, 2009 By: Rich Miller
Allstate Insurance Co. recently completed a 50,000 square foot data center in Rochelle, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago. The company has put together a video providing a tour of the facility, highlighting some of the energy-efficiency measures and offering a brief look at the equipment area. This video runs about 2 minutes.
AndyPosted June 2nd, 2009
I’d like to see the study that showed the heat generated from the data center roof is as much of a concern as the heat generated from the hardware that runs inside of it. The white (reflective) roof is not exactly cutting edge green tech these days, yet it the roof is mentioned and not how they manage hardware generated heat inside of the data center.
Also, would it not be more cost effective to install alternative power sources for lighting rather than researching, designing, and installing the louvered sun shades on the exterior of the building? It appears to be a waste of resources compared to the suggested cost savings of deflecting the sun light entering their small office space during a small portion of the day. One also must consider the added utility requirements and maintenance costs to operate these louvers. It would be interesting to know the cost savings of no windows compared to the extremely large louvered window approach.