CoreSpace Boosts Energy Savings and Power Reliability

January 23, 2014 By William Opalka

GE Energy ManageDedicated servers and cloud services provider CoreSpace is introducing a new service level agreement guarantee for power protection in its Dallas data center using a GE three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. The center now employs GE’s SG Series.

When CoreSpace acquired its Dallas data center it installed a 500-kilovolt UPS system to replace more than 230 distributed single-phase UPS units connected to each of the individual 45-U (73.5-inch high) server racks. The GE UPS system enabled a centralized power management approach, bringing a new level of uptime, while also generating significant energy cost savings.

Prior to deploying GE’s centralized power management system, CoreSpace’s distributed UPS architecture used more than 100 kilovolt-amperes (kVA) of power annually, with additional energy and dollars expended to cool the more than 345,000 British thermal units (BTUs) produced by the 230 single-phase UPS units. Since deploying the GE SG Series UPS system, CoreSpace is realizing energy savings of 92 kVA a year, which translates to $88,800 per year in energy savings by running the UPS system at 99 percent efficiency.

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