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Schuberg Philis finalist in 2013 Green Enterprise IT Awards - Retrofit of existing datacenter results in 86% decrease of energy usage

Schuberg Philis today announced it was selected as Finalist of the prestigious 2013 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards presented by Uptime Institute. This global award showcases pioneering advancements that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT

Schuberg Philis today announced it was selected as Finalist of the prestigious 2013 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards presented by Uptime Institute. This global award showcases pioneering advancements that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT. Schuberg Philis and De Vlieg Techniek were awarded finalist, for their recent datacenter retrofit. Among others, the operation involved replacement of a 12-year old cooling installation within an existing live datacenter without any downtime for the IT-systems. The new cooling system is fueled mainly by thermal wells and produces, transports and uses cooling energy only when and where needed. The result of the combined measures is a 86% decrease in energy usage. Winner in the category Facility Retrofit is Interxion.

All entries were thoroughly reviewed by an international committee of independent judges using a double-blind process. In the case of Schuberg Philis, the judges honored the holistic approach of this retrofit, the smart application of thermal wells and the high impact on energy usage. Arjan Westerhoff, Datacenter Manager at Schuberg Philis, is very proud of the peer recognition: "Our organization is a leader in the field of mission critical outsourcing services. We make a unique promise, taking full end-to-end responsibility and offering customers 100% availability, cost predictability and flexibility & control. Our datacenter is of vital importance, to deliver on these promises of impeccable quality and availability. Customers expect us to provide state-of-the-art technology, both in IT- as well as in smart and sustainable energy management. This retrofit project has delivered on these demanding criteria." "Moreover, the datacenter retrofit has contributed in various ways to our business objectives: The new system is far more redundant than the previous setup. In addition, the available power capacity has increased enormously, due to the substantial energy savings in the cooling installation. This allows us to expand our data center, without additional investments in electrical power capacity for the growing number of servers. Finally, by overhauling our cooling units, instead of buying new ones, we reduced investments by more than 80%."

The recipients will be honored on May 13-16 at the Uptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara, California. IT and datacenter thought-leaders and innovators from around the world will meet at the Santa Clara Convention Center to consider the present and future state of the Digital Infrastructure and strategies on how to best evaluate the alternatives and make the best decisions for their organizations within this rapidly changing environment.

Schuberg Philis is a privately held company and is based in Schiphol-Rijk. In 2011, its 180 employees achieved a turnover of euro 48.6 million. These financial results reflect the corporate culture of powerful relationships between colleagues, customers and partners. The organization is entirely focused on building trust and exceeding expectations. Customers of Schuberg Philis include Air France-KLM, bol.com, Rabobank International Direct Banking, ING, MoneYou, LeasePlan Bank, Eneco Energy Trade, Syntrus Achmea, Robeco, Deloitte and NUON/Vattenfall. De Vlieg Techniek is an engineering firm for business premises, specializing in housing advice, fire safety and datacenters. The engineers offer high quality support and advice to the most diverse housing issues. The services for datacenters include design, project management, sustainability programs, management and maintenance, 24/7 datacenter lifeline and PUE calculations. De Vlieg Techniek is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Uptime Institute provides independent thought leadership, certification, education and professional services for the global Digital Infrastructureâ„¢ industry. It serves all industry stakeholders, including enterprise and third-party data center owners and operators, manufacturers, service providers and engineers. Through Uptime Institute Professional Services, Uptime Institute delivers due diligence assessments and Certifications of site infrastructure and site management in accordance with the Tier and Operational Sustainability Standards. Uptime Institute is a division of The 451 Group.

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