Yahoo expects to save 4.6 million kilowatt hours of energy annually at its Quincy, Washington data center through a partnership with SynapSense, which provides wireless monitoring and cooling control solutions. The two companies are working together to reduce cooling costs, recover stranded cooling capacity and improve operational resiliency of the data center’s cooling infrastructure.
“Reducing the cooling energy in the Yahoo data center by 37 percent demonstrates the effectiveness of our partnership and the SynapSense Wireless Monitoring and Cooling Control solution,” said Bart Tichelman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SynapSense. “Working together, we achieve these objectives while increasing data center reliability, and pay for the system with the energy savings.”
The project consists of three phases. During phase one, wireless environmental monitoring is deployed. The Yahoo team and SynapSense Professional Services will fine tune using SynapSense advanced tools and metrics to optimize and balance the airflow in phase 2. Phase 3 consists of SynapSense doing its thing, automatically maintaining efficient operating conditions by dynamically matching cooling to varying equipment and conditions in the data center.
“At Yahoo, we’re focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining — and our state-of-the-art data centers power our users’ daily habits,” said Chris Page, Yahoo’s Global Director for Energy and Sustainability Strategy. “Our partnership with SynapSense will further our efforts to ensure our data centers are as energy efficient as possible. We look forward to working together with SynapSense to maximize our cooling efficiency and lower our overall carbon footprint.”