Syniverse - 2012
Syniverse, a leading mobile technology company, hired Kevin Lehman to forge ahead on the sustainability goals outlined in its 2011 Carbon Reduction Report. He focused its goal to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent.
To fulfill this task, Lehman focused on data centers. He identified several opportunities to improve the efficiency of Syniverse’s 200,000 square foot Florida office and data center, ultimately recommending server virtualization, several cold air containment strategies and a computer room air conditioning upgrade that could save 30 percent of the energy the room consumes. Additionally, Lehman identified a no-cost opportunity to save on lighting and cooling, simply by changing the building's operating schedule.
Together, Lehman's projects could save 1.5 million kilowatt hours and $125,000 in energy costs annually.
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Kevin Lehman suggested that Syniverse bolster energy efficiency in its data centers, recommending projects from cold air containment to operating schedule modifications which could save $125,000 in energy costs annually.