Saturday, 4 January 2014

Can an Indian startup provide answers to global data center energy woes?

In September 2012, the New York Times carried a thought provoking article, which claimed that data centers can waste 90 percent of more of the electricity they pull off the grid. This received a huge amount of backlash from some industry veterans.

The same article also estimated that globally data centers consume about 30 billion watts of electricity – which is roughly equivalent to the output of 30 nuclear power plants. Considering the amount of power data centers consume, the time has come for data center owners to seriously take a relook at their power conservation strategies.

This is both a huge challenge and a massive opportunity. VigyanLabs, an Indian startup, believes that it has the answers. The company’s pedigree is impressive. VigyanLabs was founded in 2010 by a team of IIT-ians specializing in high-performance computing. With more than 15 patents and a high patent hit ratio, VigyanLabs was recognized by NASSCOM as one of India’s top ten IT product startups of 2012.

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