13 Apr '11, 12pm

USPS Data Center Consolidation to Reduce Energy Use, Redundancy

USPS Data Center Consolidation to Reduce Energy Use, Redundancy

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) plans to consolidate four of its data centers into a single, energy efficient facility. All USPS OIG IT assets will be relocated to the new facility, which will be built in a scant 10 months. It will boast a new voice/data network, modular power systems and high density in-row cooling. The chilly winter months will also provide free cooling for the facility, saving the government -- and taxpayers -- thousands of dollars in electrical energy costs per year. USPS OIG has hired Compu Dynamics for the project. The mid-Atlantic-based firm will build out the new facility in two phases to avoid disruptions. Uninterruptible power systems and back-up emergency power generation will be installed to keep the facility online during a utility power outage. "This new data center will serve as a great example...

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