HP has announced it has completed installation of an HP EcoPOD at its Alpharetta, Georgia, next-generation data centre, extending the company's leadership in energy efficiency. The HP EcoPOD-the world's most-efficient data centre-is located on-site and expands the compute space of one of the HP data centres that was a part of the company's original transformation to consolidate 85 internal IT data centres worldwide to six NGDCs in the United States. Fully populated, the 40-foot HP EcoPOD will hold 2,000 new HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers, the compute-capacity equivalent to approximately 20,000 sq ft of the company's existing NGDC space.
"This is a great example of HP's Converged Infrastructure, covering everything from facilities to networking to servers to software in a self-contained powerhouse unmatched in the industry," said Ken Gray, vice president IT Infrastructure team. "One of the biggest pain points we hear from our customers is how to add compute space quickly and cost effectively-EcoPODs address that."
HP also is nearing completion of the installation of a 40-foot HP EcoPOD in a second Atlanta-area data centre operated by the HP IT organization, this one in Suwannee, Ga. HP EcoPODs also are under construction at the two data centres in Austin, Texas.