The award, in recognition of NTT Com’s green data centre initiaitves, is shared with Vigilent, who provided the intelligent energy management systems to reduce electricity consumption and carbon emissions, as well as to significantly cut energy costs, at NTT Com’s two largest North American data centres. The companies will be recognized in a joint award for Facility Product Deployment, which highlights facility infrastructure products that significantly improve data center energy and resource efficiency.
“Projects like this prove that the right technology can deliver both corporate sustainability and reduced energy costs,” said Andy Lawrence, program director of the Uptime Institute Symposium and research director of Eco-Efficient IT at the 451 Group.
Previously, NTT America/NTT Communications announced it is helping enterprises achieve their energy efficiency goals through the telecom industry’s first data center deployment of Bloom Energy Servers, which run on renewable biogas.
Using the Vigilent system to address its energy management, NTT Com expects to reduce its electricity consumption in North America by over 7.6 million kWh and carbon emissions by 8.8 million lbs. a year, saving the company a projected $630,000 annually in energy costs.