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IBM announces 'Project Green' in India

business Updated: Jun 08, 2007 16:15 IST

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Global technology major IBM on Friday announced its 'Project Green' in India, which will help companies reduce energy consumption in their offices by up to 50 per cent.

The company had last month announced an investment of one billion dollars a year globally under this project to mobilise its resources dramatically across its businesses to increase the level of energy efficiency in the IT sector.

The project includes launching of new products and services for IBM and its clients. However, the company did not specify how much investment from one billion dollar would come to India.

The Green Datacenter offerings can help conserve energy and cut a typical datacenter cost by half, IBM India Country Manager - eServer pSeries Jyoti Satyanathan told reporters in New Delhi.

Citing Central Electricity Authority's data Satyanathan said, at the current level of 1.30 lakh MW India faces a shortage of about 9 per cent with peak load deficits being higher at 10-11 per cent.

By using technologies internally, IBM expects to double the computing capacity of its data centres within the next three years without increasing power consumption, IBM Vice President - Site and Facilities Services said.

He said for an average 25,000 sq ft data centre, companies would be able to achieve 42 per cent energy savings. In India, IBM has executed datacenter projects for over 2.5 lakh sq ft for about 55 clients, he added.