Eaton’s innovative Energy Saving System (ESS) technology has helped Facebook bring the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of thier new data centre significantly below the industry average. Facebook’s goal for its new 27,000 square meters Forest City data centre in North Carolina, United States, was to be one of the most energy-efficient facilities in the world. With more than 950 million users, power reliability is a top priority for the company.
Facebook’s network infrastructure and servers are protected by Eaton’s Power Xpert 9395 and 9390 UPSs. Both the Eaton 9390 units, installed for in-row server support, and the 9395 units that protect the network infrastructure have an efficiency rating of 99 percent – the highest in the industry.
They also have the smallest footprint and weight, the lowest total cost of ownership and the smallest lifecycle carbon footprint. The Forest City data centre is projected to achieve an impressive PUE rating of 1.06 to 1.08. Following the Forest City project, Eaton will collaborate with Facebook on the company’s data centre in Lulea, Sweden.