Fortune Data Center Gains Direct Access to Energy Sources
San Jose, CA – Fortuna data centers, which provides the premium wholesale data center space for corporate clients, announced today that the company has received approval from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG & E) to transfer Direct Access (DA) energy service, which allows eligible customers of PG & E’s competitive electricity supply directly from energy suppliers other than PG & E.
Fortuna shows the importance of direct access to power
CEO of Fortune data centers, Juan Sheputis, says he believes that development means the Fortuna de San José is the center of the first data center in California multi-tenant positioned to provide direct access and benefits for tenants. Unlike many vendors that make data centers energy costs, Fortune tenants receive 100 percent of the provision of better energy prices and any savings resulting from energy efficiency.
“To give businesses and consumers the freedom to choose their energy service providers may lead to better outcomes such as lower consumption rates and increased use of renewable energy sources,” said Sheputis. “Offering direct access is not only a benefit to our tenants – is a triumph for Fortune magazine to be the most distinguishes our data center facility to compete in Silicon Valley and California.”
Fortuna received approval for direct access by submitting applications for PG & E, from a decision of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to implement Senate Bill 695 (SB 695), a new law to the limited reopening direct access to nonresidential customers. Under direct access, the utility eligible customers can choose from multiple energy suppliers.
Companies can choose energy suppliers based on many factors, including content and carbon costs. Taking into account the use of current energy installation, estimates Sheputis Fortune tenants could save hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in energy costs, or tenants can opt for renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions by tens of millions of pounds annually.
Fortuna Announces Expansion Phase 1
Fortune has also today announced the expansion of Phase 1 development in 2001 Fortune Drive San Jose, California, which will add 1.4 megawatts (MW) of the current critical IT load of 8 MW, so that 9.4 MW total capacity of the facility, one of the largest data centers in Silicon Valley. The additional capacity is expected to be fully operational later this year and is available in Q1 2011.
positions of the fortune of the company’s expansion to help meet growing demand in Silicon Valley for the data center space multi-tenant. According to Jason Schafer, older data centers to Tier1 Research Analyst, “The demand for data center space multi-tenant in Silicon Valley in 2010 is expected to grow by about 13 percent, while supply is expected to increase about seven percent. Those suppliers that are able to expand, and in turn support its growing customer base will be well positioned to capture significant market share in the future. ”
expansion follows the fortunes of the company registration track to achieve energy efficiency through the use of innovative methods in the server-cooling and facility design. Fortuna is already operating in an industry-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.38, a level of energy efficiency well above the industry average PUE Data Center 2.0.
Sheputis added: “We keep learning and improving. The capacity expansion will be more energy efficient.”
About Fortune Data Centers
Fortuna Data Centers (www.fortunedatacenters.com) was founded to create a kind of industrial data center grade corporate customers seeking a cost effective alternative to the prospect of internal development and management of data center facilities. Fortune facilities are designed to provide best in class reliability and total value for large-scale deployments of mission-critical applications, and meet or exceed the highest standards in the industry for data centers in all operational categories availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience. Fortuna is a private company, founded in 2006. San José de Fortune facility has received the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
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