RagingWire Data Centers, a U.S. data center provider and an NTT Communications group company, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification for its Sacramento, California and Ashburn, Virginia colocation facilities.
ENERGY STAR recognition signifies that the data center buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities across the U.S. for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
Colocation facilities can face greater energy efficiency challenges than data centers designed for a single tenant, as the colocation data centers must support diverse computing environments and power densities. RagingWire overcame these challenges by successfully implementing efficiency upgrades, leveraging system wide management and monitoring with its N-MatrixSM Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) system, and using reclaimed water and airside and waterside economizers in its chiller plants.
“Our continued improvements in energy efficient data center designs and green operations reflect our corporate commitment to policies and programs that promote environmental sustainability,” said Jason Weckworth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at RagingWire. “We are proud to have earned the EPA ENERGY STAR certification across all of our data center facilities. As we expand our capacity in Northern Virginia and Northern California and enter new markets in the United States, we are committed to designing, building, and operating environmentally friendly data centers.”
RagingWire has nearly 1 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and is affiliated with the global network of 130 data centers under the Nexcenter brand operated by NTT Communications.