U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Case Study Reveals How Sybase Data Center Saved $262,000
July 8, 2009
Energy managers at Sybase's Dublin, California, technology center know the value of a proactive energy efficiency program to keep data center systems running efficiently. A major enterprise software and services company, Sybase focuses exclusively on managing, analyzing, and mobilizing information. In 2005, they conducted an energy audit of the Dublin center's cooling system to determine best options for meeting increasing power demand and identify projects that could qualify for energy incentives from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
Sybase discovered that their data center N+1 cooling capacity was at risk due to the center’s rapid growth. With the help of incentives from PG&E, the company’s energy managers took action to optimize existing power and cooling resources and free up capacity. The 16,000-square-foot data center saved $262,000, reduced annual energy use by nearly 2.3 million kWh, achieved a simple payback of 2.2 years, and has regained cooling capacity to meet growth demands.
After the assessment, Sybase applied the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) DC Pro software tools and determined that the potential energy savings estimates provided by the tools closely matched the company’s realized savings.
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