Innovative solutions to improve efficiencies in data centers
At SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, we understand the need to maintain "five 9s"1 of availability while increasing your Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and improving Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE). With up to 40% of your data center’s energy usage used for cooling and availability, driving the difference between being profitable and being shut down, you need a partner who understands your crucial operation.2 SUEZ has the most comprehensive combination of chemicals, software, and industry expertise to maintain and improve efficiency, water use, and energy use in a sustainable way for your data center’s operations.
One recent study estimated the cost of an unplanned outage at nearly $9,000 per minute.3 Even if you're maintaining five 9s of availability, this is still a significant cost to incur. SUEZ offers several technologies to help you avoid any costly downtime associated with cooling and chiller system outages.
Optimizing Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)
0.01 inches of deposits could cost you a 9% loss in energy efficiency.4 With cooling operations consuming a large portion of the energy at your data center, maintaining and improving efficiency in these systems can have a dramatic effect on PUE. SUEZ can help you maintain maximum reliability with unique technologies only available at SUEZ.
Improving Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE)
We know data center operators have an urgent need to consume less water while maintaining more efficient operations, and this means potentially using compromised and challenging water sources such as tertiary treated wastewater, reclaimed water, or Title 225 water. SUEZ can successfully operate your system with minimal water use while maintaining maximum efficiency when using challenging water sources.
1 In computers, 99.999 (called five 9s) refers to a desired percentage of availability of a given computer system.
2 Song, Z., Zhang, X., & Eriksson, C. (2015). Data Center Energy and Cost Saving Evaluation. Energy Procedia, 75, 1255. Doi:10.1016/j. egypro.2015.07.178
4 McDonald, M (2009, March/April). Cooling System Filtration: Accessory or Necessity? Facilities Engineering Journal.