Academica Data Center Helsinki Customer insight

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Timo Kontturi, Sales Manager, Data Center Industry Finland, August 31, 2011
Energy efficient data center
Academica Data Center Helsinki
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Case: Academica Data Center in Finland
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Customer:
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Academica Katajanokka Data Center in Helsinki.
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According to Academica, their site is the world’s most energy efficient AC data center
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Helsinki Energia and Academica won the Uptime Institutes global IT Award on 2010
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Unique about the project:
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Data center is located beneath Uspenski Cathedral using sea water and heat exchangers,
absorption and heat pump technologies to cool servers
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Over 50% of the energy consumed by traditional method cooled data centers is for cooling
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Helsinki Energia`s and Academica`s system reduces the consumed energy for cooling by 80%.
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The heat that is produced by the servers is fed into the municipal heating network
Case: Academica Data Center in Finland
Energy management of servers and cooling
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ABB solution: ABB Power Distribution Unit
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ABB MNS, low voltage, Power Distribution Unit has been designed for mission critical
industries such as data centers, in which reliable electricity distribution is a must
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More effectively manage the data centers capacity and the energy consumption of
the servers and the cooling system
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Enables real time energy consumption measurement per each single server
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A routine maintenance can be undertaken when the PDU is live
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Execute extensions and modifications without the necessity of shutting down the
complete PDU
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Have a safe personnel movement in the server room
Customer value:
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More effective energy management of the servers enables Academica to better
manage the major cost item of operations
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End customers are more interested in about the energy consumption of servers
dedicated to them – increased transparency of real energy consumption
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Therefore, the consumed energy can be invoiced per each server or customer if
needed
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