NTT Partners with Vigilent to Cut Energy Costs
November 18th, 2011 By: Michael Potts
NTT America is set to collectively reduce the energy required to cool its two largest North American data centers by over 7.6 million kWh. The two data centers, located in Sterling, Virginia and San Jose, California will also reduce carbon emissions by over 10 million pounds a year, while saving the company a projected $630,000 annually. NTT has selected Vigilent as its energy management partner after a successful pilot project at the NTT San Jose Data Center.
NTT America said the Vigilent system was chosen based on its operational benefits, which include uptime protection through load balancing of cooling resources, improved thermal stability and a reduction in the number of hot and cold spots throughout the data center. It is able to deliver automated control of complex cooling environments utilizing artificial intelligence technology. The Vigilent system employs a wireless mesh network or sensors which provide real-time feedback from thousands of data points throughout the data center to an artificial intelligence engine. The engine incorporates this data, along with thousands of other variables, to dynamically adjust air cooling.
“We recognize the importance of reducing the amount of energy required to cool the data centers NTT America operates,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, president and CEO of NTT America. ”Equally important is our enterprise customers’ interest in, and support of, energy efficiency both from the environmental and cost reduction avenues. As a key driver for the future of the data center, NTT America will continue to evaluate, support and deploy technologies that can be environmentally sound and cost effective for our customers.”
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