CSRwire has FedEx’s press release about its new green data center.
FedEx Unveils "Green" Data Center in Colorado Springs
Submitted by:FedEx Corp.
Posted:Feb 16, 2011 – 11:38 AM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 16 /CSRwire/ - FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today celebrated the grand opening of its first environmentally sustainable ("green") data center, located adjacent to the FedEx Rocky Mountain Tech Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Based on the application of a number of green design standards, the Enterprise Data Center-West (EDC-W) can be counted among the most energy efficient data centers in the U.S.
PUE is 1.28.
One method of measuring the energy efficiency of a data center is by calculating the power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratio.
PUE measures the amount of electricity needed to power the cooling systems, lights, etc. versus the amount of electricity used to run the computing environment. According to the Uptime Institute, the typical data center has an average PUE of 2.5. The EDC-W PUE is 1.28, with a ratio of "1.0" indicating perfect efficiency.
Going through the press release, there wasn’t anything that stood out as innovative. But, it was nice they made the following statement.
The EDC-W is a model of sustainability, efficiency and reliability in data center operations and will serve the company's technological needs well into the future.