Wynyard data center
Data centers can be the single largest source of electrical power consumption and carbon emissions for corporations. On average, traditional data centers consume several thousand megawatt hours per year.
But an innovative new facility in Wynyard, UK, designed and managed by HP, has moved sustainable data centers forward by leaps and bounds. HP applied a systems-based approach, locating the Wynyard center on the coast of England’s North Sea to take advantage of the cool climate. Frigid air is used to cool IT equipment, allowing the facility to go without air conditioning most of the year. Other design innovations create additional efficiencies. The Wynyard data center is expected to reduce energy consumption by 40% and save up to $4 million annually.
In a typical year, the facility is expected to produce 8,770 tonnes of CO2—roughly half of what a standard data center would produce. HP’s bold innovation is making energy-efficient computing space available to our clients, with a carbon footprint of less than half of typical data centers. Wynyard was selected as a winner of a prestigious 2010 Green Enterprise IT Award, presented by the Uptime Institute.