HP Critical Facilities Services
HP Critical Facilities Services (CFS) provides leading consulting, design, and technical innovation for data centers to transform computing performance and improve energy efficiency. The range of services includes:
- Consulting on data center strategy to help organizations decide the size and number of centers needed and where they should be located
- Professional analysis to develop innovative engineering design solutions
- Assurance services to enhance operational performance and reliability
- Advice on energy and sustainability as part of our Moving Toward Sustainability program
These services address the severe challenges data centers are facing as they struggle to meet growing demand for computing power while working to increase efficiency. Power and cooling is the number one challenge for data centers today,1 with serious risks of limits on power availability halting data center operations at many companies. As requirements in this area for computing continue to grow, the optimization of energy use, the cost of energy, and associated greenhouse gas emissions have become increasingly important. By 2011, annual spending on powering and cooling at U.S. IT sites is expected to exceed that of new server spending.1
HP CFS helps organizations to meet those challenges. We help clients upgrade and modernize current data centers, design and build next-generation facilities, and transform data centers to be energy- and space-efficient. For example, we have been integral to Citi’s leadership in highly reliable and more environmentally sustainable data centers, including the world’s first center (in Frankfurt, Germany) rated as platinum on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system. HP CFS helped lower Citi’s energy costs by 30% at a facility in Georgetown, Texas.
These projects require close collaboration between the design team, including architects and engineers, and also from the client. HP contributes deep expertise in energy analysis, life cycle costing, computational fluid dynamics modeling, and building systems commissioning.
- 1 “Building, Planning, and Operating the Next -Generation Datacenter,” IDC, 2008.