CtrlS invests in power saving technology

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: City-based CtrlS Datacenters Ltd., has become the first datacenter in the country to deploy water-based cooling technology to bring in energy efficiency and save on costs.

Disclosing this to media persons, P. Sridhar Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, CtrlS, said the 'Green IT' initiative was a simple innovation they did with the help of Emerson Network Power India Pvt. Ltd. A pilot project costing Rs. 3.7 Crore was set up six months ago and they had saved Rs.70 lakh, amounting to 30% reduction on their power bill.

The water-based heat transfer technology uses water to cool air which is then pushed into the datacenter through the indoor units. The system also ensures that water does not enter the datacenter any point of time.

To cover more area

The technology was being scaled up to cover more area of the datacenter.

Phase II of the power saving effort would be ready in a couple of months and the company was hoping to save minimum Rs.10 Crore on their power bill a year, he added.

The present day high-speed computing systems and high-density blade servers in datacenters consume lot of energy and generate considerable heat. Almost 50% of power was utilized for cooling. The new initiative could reduce energy consumption significantly and bring down energy cost by USD 1.6 Billion to 5.1 Billion a year," he said.

Emerson Network Power India Country Manager U.Gopi said their eco-friendly technology had dual advantages of cost efficiency and safety.

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