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Control firm supplies first green data centre

IBM has recruited Schneider Electric to supply energy management systems to build the first green data centre in India, according to a Mumbai-based publication.

The software provider chose Schneider Electric for its track record in sustainable energy management systems, according to the report.

Schneider Electric will provide power solutions to the data centre Bharti Airtel, India’s leading integrated telecom company.

“Schneider Electric has received a contract from IBM for providing power solutions to the Green Enterprise Data Centre being built for Bharti Airtel,” a statement from the company said.

Schneider Electric will be responsible for designing and providing electrical distribution, security systems, and critical power solutions for the centre, which will open in March 2009.

“Data centres have been recognised as one of the major energy consumers in the world. Nearly two per cent of world energy is today being utilised by Data Centres,” Schneider Electric India managing director, Olivier Blum, said in the statement.

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