Navy's Green Data Center opens

The Navy had a ribbon cutting ceremony for its latest data center to support consolidation of 100 data centers.

The Department of the Navy's Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen and Dave Weddel, assistant deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance, were keynote speakers at the ribbon-cutting event.

"This data center will be part of the Navy's data center consolidation effort. Not only is this data center efficient, it's green. That is another big piece of what we want to do. We need to protect the environment and the resources that we have. This data center will help us do that," said Halvorsen, who is the Navy's senior official on matters related to information management, information technology/cyberspace and information resources management. He is also the Department of the Navy's lead for IT/cyberspace efficiency.

Green data center is mentioned as part of the speech by Navy Officers.  Who would have thought that a Navy CIO would make points on how green his data center is?

Even thought LEED is mentioned most likely the largest green contribution is shutting down the 100 other data centers.

Construction began on the 20,220-square-foot facility on Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station Oct. 15, 2010 and was recently completed. The $9.498 million data center was designed to the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design silver rating standard.

The Navy's data center consolidation initiative will provide cost-savings due to reductions in physical locations, power and data center management contracts.


06:30 GMT, October 10, 2011 CHARLESTON, S.C. | SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic unveiled a new data center that will play a key role in consolidating more than 100 Navy data centers to increase effectiveness and efficiency and to reduce costs while still meeting the Navy's security and operational requirements, Oct. 7.