Pilot Network for Energy Efficiency - Arvato systems: Environmental Protection in the Data Center
The German government wants to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Germany by 2020. To achieve this, it launched the Integrated Energy and Climate Program (IEKP) in 2007. The ‘30 Pilot Networks’ climate protection initiative adopted by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is creating additional incentives for companies to protect the environment.
Ten to 15 companies will join together to form a learning networkunder the coordination of a network partner. The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI monitors scientific aspects of the project and in the process, supports participating companies in terms of increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. In addition, common goals are coordinated and documented annually.
Resource conservation has always been very important to Arvato systems as one of the largest data center operators in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region, and therefore, one with high power requirements. Numerous measures to improve energy efficiency have been implemented in recent years.
The latest measure is the recently completed modernization of the data center with cold aisle containment of server racks. This modern climate control technology further reduces energy consumption. Arvato systems will bring the experience it gained during modernization to the ‘30 Pilot Networks’ project and provide project participants with information at regularly scheduled meetings.
You can find more information on the project at: http://www.30pilot-netzwerke.de/nw-de/.
About Arvato Systems
For over 30 years Arvato Systems has been building a solid reputation as a systems integrator. We not only implement standard software but also offer tailor made, industry specific and individually developed solutions. With 1,700 dedicated employees at 25 sites throughout the world, our company generated more than 230 million euros in sales in 2010. As a subsidiary of Arvato, the outsourcing service provider of Bertelsmann AG, we have the unique capability to create entire value chains and combine IT with Arvato’s services to an integrated service offer from one source. The strength of Arvato Systems is in the intelligent combination of systems integration and planning, operation and support. Our customers appreciate the way we bring in-depth industry know-how, cross-platform expertise, a true partnership approach and genuine entrepreneurial spirit to the table. Our solutions pave the way to your success. www.arvato-systems.com