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EasyStreet Picks VYCON's Solution to Protect its Data Center

June 03, 2011

EasyStreet Picks VYCON's Solution to Protect its Data Center

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor

Cloud, managed services and colocation provider EasyStreet Online Services has selected clean backup power from VYCON to protect its state-of-the-art data center.

An EPA Green Power Partner, EasyStreet is committed to green technologies. Its new SAS (News - Alert) 70, Type II audited data center has a zero carbon footprint helped by approx 1MW of VYCON’s environmentally friendly VDC-XE clean energy storage systems.

The majority of data center power consumption that can be made green is the cooling system. EasyStreet, however, extended its green design throughout the data center -- including the purchase of energy efficient uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) and flywheels -- as traditional battery-based UPS systems could not meet its sustainability initiatives, and also their need for high nines (9's) of availability.

Jon Crowhurst, director of technical services at EasyStreet, said that the company has two battery-based UPSs that it had for almost twelve years, and while the UPSs themselves have been reliable, the company experienced three failures of the batteries.

“We do preventive maintenance every quarter as the factory recommends and still we weren't able to avoid battery failures,” Crowhurst said, adding that VYCON's VDC-XE units were the perfect fit as they easily pair with highly efficient, double-conversion UPS systems and take up significantly less real estate than banks of batteries.

EasyStreet plans to add more double-conversion UPSs and VYCON flywheels when the new data center becomes more populated and energy demands increase. “As EasyStreet's power needs increase, we look forward to scaling up the VDC-XE's to meet their energy demands,” said Dann McKeraghan, sales and marketing vice president at VYCON.

McKeraghan said that the use of the company’s flywheels at EasyStreet is a great testament to not only the superb reliability of the systems, but to the green environmental aspects as well -- customers don't need to sacrifice reliability to meet their green initiatives.

VYCON is an innovator in the design and manufacturing of technologically advanced flywheel energy storage systems that enable a reliable, cost-effective and “green” energy storage solution for a variety of applications.

Last month, the company opened a representative office in Singapore to support current and prospective customers in Asia and Southeast Asia.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Chris DiMarco
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