Verizon Cuts Data Center Energy Use

Verizon significantly reduces energy consumption at 24 of its US data centers

June 9, 2011

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NEW YORK and EL CERRITO, Calif. -- Using innovative technology that targets cooling efficiency, Verizon has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at 24 of its U.S. data centers. The technology, intelligent energy management systems from Vigilent™, enabled Verizon to achieve the following results:

  • Turning off approximately 40 percent of the computer room air conditioners in these data centers within two days of implementing the energy management systems, providing an instant reduction in energy consumption and an anticipated savings of more than 55 million kilowatts annually.

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 66 million pounds of CO2 on an annualized basis.

  • Decreasing average temperatures by two degrees Fahrenheit throughout the data centers, with significantly reduced temperature fluctuations and extremes.

"Vigilent energy management systems have reduced cooling consumption by more than 40 percent as well as provided important safeguards that help improve our uptime," said Mark Capurso, director of national technical operations at Verizon. "This combination of energy savings and improved efficiencies goes a long way toward helping meet Verizon's goal of improving its carbon efficiency by 15 percent this year."

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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