GE’s Critical Power business (NYSE: GE) was recently selected to join the HP AllianceOne Partner Program, which supports alliance partners in creating the best client solutions on HP's leading technologies and platforms. As an AllianceOne member, GE has deployed four of its PowerMOD* modular containers to provide double-redundant backup power to two of HP’s EcoPOD next-generation data centers for an HP customer.
Each of the four GE PowerMOD containerized systems uses GE electrical equipment including automatic transfer switches, switchboards and transformers, along with its new TLE Series uninterruptible power supply (UPS) , which provides up to 97 percent power efficiency in double-conversion mode and up to 99 percent efficiency in eBoost or multi-mode operation. GE’s highly efficient TLE UPS system helps lower system energy expenses and power usage effectiveness (PUE). As HP EcoPOD modular data centers can reduce annual facilities energy spend by as much as 95 percent with a PUE as low as 1.05, the combined efficiencies of the two modular systems are significant.
The customer evaluated both traditional brick and mortar and flexible, modular construction approaches and found that the containerized solution using the HP EcoPOD would work best by providing the lowest total cost of ownership, quickest delivery and as good or better availability. GE’s PowerMOD critical-power container also met the rigorous demands for best-in-class, energy-efficient critical-power infrastructure that could be delivered on time and on budget. Integrated together, these containers build an extremely energy-efficient data center quickly and cost-effectively.
Large mission-critical data centers housed in brick and mortar buildings are rapidly running out of capacity, and new construction is expensive and typically takes up to two years to build. The HP EcoPOD modular data system packs the equivalent of a typical 10,000-square-foot data center into a single, pre-tested compact package that can reduce upfront capital costs by up to 75 percent compared to traditional facilities. GE’s ability to rapidly deliver its energy-efficient and small-footprint PowerMOD modular power container fulfills the need for speed, cost and capacity, enabling a reduction of upfront capital expense for power infrastructure by 25 percent. Used together, the HP EcoPOD and GE PowerMOD systems can be completely configured, deployed and commissioned in months as opposed to years—as much as 88 percent faster than traditional data center construction.