In 2005, Sybase conducted an energy audit that revealed that their data center N+1 cooling capacity was at risk due to the center’s rapid growth. The company’s energy managers took action to optimize existing power and cooling resources and free up capacity. With the help of local utility company incentives, Sybase is saving nearly 2.3 million kWh of energy per year and has regained cooling capacity to meet growth demands. After the assessment, Sybase applied the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) DC Pro software tools and determined that the potential energy savings estimates provided by the tools closely matched the company’s realized savings.
Sybase Case Study: Database Technology Company Saves $262,000 Annually