Yahoo proudly unveils energy-efficient data center in New York
A while ago, we heard of Yahoo’s plans to open up a few energy-efficient and green data centers. Well things sure have seemed to have gone as planned for the yodelers this time, as the company finally adding the finishing touches to its energy-efficient data center in upstate New York,. To be located at Lockport in New York, somewhere near Buffalo, the data center will cool using air from outside. This sure saves a whole lot of energy. Also, the new place can hold as many as 50,000 servers and will boast a power usage effectiveness rating of 1.08 as compared to the usual 1.92. Partially funded by a $9.9 million Department of Energy Green IT grant, this data center will use about 40% less energy than its peers. Also, Yahoo are putting away those chillers, which will help save enough water to quench the thirst of 200,000 people every year.
Maybe Facebook has something to learn from this, taken that Greenpeace has been running after the firm for quite some time now, coaxing it to go green. Three cheers for Yahoo’s green initiatives!