Saving on your data center

When choosing a data centre, cost reduction is an important factor. Energy costs are a large part of the data centre’s energy bill. Throughout Alticom’s data centres, there’s literally a breath of fresh air, enabling you to save up to 50% on energy costs.

Saving in a refreshing way


Servers need constant cooling. Most data centres use a closed air circulation system. Cold air is led past the warm IT-equipment and then cooled again. That takes a lot of energy. The energy consumption for the cooling process is sometimes almost as high as the energy consumption for the IT. This results in a low data centre efficiency. Alticom uses a natural way of cooling: direct free air cooling.

With direct free air cooling, cold air from outside is used to cool down data centre equipment. The air that is drawn in is filtered, humidified if necessary and then led past the servers. The data centre doesn’t need to cool down the heated air, but instantly releases it outside again.

Saving up to 50% on the total energy costs

By using free air cooling, Alticom saves up to 98% on cooling costs. Because of the exceptionally high data centre efficiency*, some clients have seen a reduction of 50% on their total bill! In comparison: the data centre infrastructure efficiency in traditional data centres lies between 50 and 62%. That means that 38 to 50% of the total energy costs consists of cooling costs. The data centre efficiency at Alticom lies between 83 and 91%. Therefore, only 9 to 17% of the total energy costs consists of cooling costs.

* The data centre infrastructure efficiency (DCiE) is a relative number that represents the ratio between the energy consumption for the IT-equipment and the total energy consumption of the data centre (IT and cooling equipment).

You pay for what you use

The fresh breeze also produces our power supply. Alticom data centres are 100% powered by wind energy. A large procurement volume means that Alticom can purchase this energy at a competitive price. Of course, this advantage is transferred to you, the user. Energy meters accurately keep track of your actual consumption.

Do you wish to know more? Contact Alticom at +31 88 205 4400.

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About Alticom

Are you looking for a data centre nearby? Alticom offers you a reliable, flexible and green solution, and at a unique location to boot. We offer data centre services in 24 high media towers spread out across the Netherlands. Therefore: smartsave  your data with Alticom’s data centres.

Alticom B.V.

Branderweg 7 8042 PD Zwolle
T: 088 205 4400