Hyderabad: NEC India today unveiled its energy saving Eco Centre server, which cuts power consumption by 55 per cent. NEC said the power saving server also occupies upto 50 per cent less space and is approximately 58 per cent lighter than conventional servers.
The server supports "Windows Server 2003," "Windows Server 2008," and "Red Hat Enterprise Linux," NEC India said in a statement.
"Loaded with a-cut-above technology, it assists our customers in cutting their power consumption costs and space costs significantly,''said Abhilesh Guleria, country manager, IT platform business, NEC India Pvt. Ltd. He added that NEC had concluded development on the Eco Centre.
The Eco Centre uses highly efficient batteries and incroporates optimum cooling functions of high-density packaging and the adoption of advanced low-power CPUs, chipsets and memory. It is said to achieve maximum energy-saving benefits by capitalising on the optimisation technology of NEC's "Sigma System Centre" integrated with VMware's "VMware ESX 3.5" to streamline allocation of operations in response to hardware demands.
With energy-saving IT devices attracting considerable attention in the battle against global warming, NEC intends to actively market the product as the core product in its "Real it cool project," an initiative that aims to cut the power used by customer IT platforms by 50 year on year, and to realise a cumulative reduction in CO2 emissions from IT devices by approximately 910,000 tons by 2012.
NEC says the new server is ideally suited for the large-scale application servers and Web servers being used in major enterprises and government agency data centres.
NEC India Pvt. Ltd is a joint venture between NEC Asia Pte Ltd HQ in Singapore and NEC Corporation HQ in Japan, and was established in New Delhi in August 2006.