We challenge ourselves, our partners, and our customers to explore and embrace more efficient business and data center operations.
At Brocade, our focus is on data center efficiency. It's part of our DNA. We provide products that increase productivity and reduce energy consumption. We work hard to encompass all elements of efficiency, including energy, planning, processes, manageability, scalability, and more.
In March of 2008 Brocade had a vision to build a world class campus. The goal of the project was to provide the business with flexibility in order to satisfy growth for both its employee population and the labs used for research and development of its products. The design solution focused on flexible scalability, energy efficiency, and sustainability. The results were nothing short of extraordinary - a prime example of the company's commitment to innovation and corporate responsibility.
Review the Corporate Citizenship Resources section for additional information, and watch these videos to learn more: Brocade's World Class Data Center Overview, Construction of Brocade's World-Class Campus in San Jose, CA
Worldwide data center energy consumption more than doubled between 2000 and 2005 according to a recent study1. In the United States alone, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates data centers consumed some 61 billion kilowatt-hours in 2006 - using the equivalent of the average yearly energy output for 15 power plants. As the global demand for more data and faster performance increases, data system energy costs continue to rise.
Brocade is taking steps to help improve energy efficiencies by focusing on products and programs that support the development of green data centers. We are committed to doing our part to provide our customers with high performance, low energy, data management solutions, and we are joining with industry partners like SNIA to drive standards for green data centers.
Brocade supports green data centers that reduce energy consumption and collectively provide greater operational efficiency. Brocade increases efficiency through:
1. "Estimating Total Power Consumption By Servers In the US And the World," Jonathan Koomey, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Consulting Professor, Stanford University, February 15, 2007 (Commissioned by AMD)
The Brocade TurboIron 24X uses state-of-the-art ASIC design, front-to-back air flow, automatic fan-speed control, and power-efficient optics to ensure the most efficient use of power and cooling.