San Jose, Calif. – April 26, 2011 – Fortune Data Centers, which provides premium wholesale data center space for corporate customers, is being recognized by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal for its leadership and innovation in energy efficiency and environmental consideration. Fortune Data Centers and the other finalists for the 2011 Energy Awards will be honored at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 3, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
“During construction, we recycled or re-used 1,100 tons of material that was diverted from landfill. We are proud to be innovators in the area of cleantech, and appreciate the recognition for our efforts,” said Fortune Data Centers’ CEO John Sheputis. “At Fortune, we have always believed that ultimately our tenants benefit from cleantech and energy efficiency, and we view it as good business to pass our cost savings on to them.”
The data center, which is among the largest in Silicon Valley with a power capacity to serve 9.4 megawatts of critical load for IT infrastructure, was the first multi-tenant data center in San Jose to earn the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in November 2009.
Cleantech Innovations with Physical and Financial Benefit
Fortune’s San Jose facility was an early adopter of many of the mechanical design and operating efficiency techniques now in use in Facebook’s Open Compute Project . Facility advances include the elimination of raised access floor and mounting server racks on slab. Cold air is supplied through an overhead plenum, leveraging the natural density of cold air and requiring less fan power for distribution. Hot and cold aisles are 100% segregated and pressure controlled for maximum efficiency and reliability. In calendar 2010 the facility’s operating PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) was 1.33, which resulted in lower energy costs for all tenants.
In addition to savings from energy conservation, Fortune also offers its tenants Direct Access to market priced power, by virtue of a PUC exemption Fortune was awarded in 2010. In January 2011, Fortune began buying power from third party suppliers. During 1Q 2011, Fortune’s energy costs were less than 5 cents per kWh. Energy procurement savings, like those from efficiency, are passed on 100 percent to Fortune’s tenants.
“We are excited to recognize the innovations of these companies in technology-rich Silicon Valley,” said Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal publisher James MacGregor. “The companies we are celebrating are pioneers in cleantech and energy conservation, and demonstrate that success and environmental consciousness don’t have to be mutually exclusive in the business world.”
About Fortune Data Centers
Fortune Data Centers (www.fortunedatacenters.com) was founded to create a class of industrial grade data centers for corporate clients seeking a cost-effective alternative to the prospect of in-house development and management of data center facilities. Fortune’s facilities are designed to provide best in class reliability and total value for large-scale deployments of mission critical applications, and meet or exceed the toughest industry standards for data centers—in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity, and physical resilience. Fortune is a privately held company, founded in 2006. Fortune’s San Jose facility has received the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.