India's Religare goes green with IBM

India's Religare goes green with IBM

IBM has won a $3.1 million contract with Religare Enterprises to build green data centres for the Indian financial services firm in a bid to cut annual power costs by over 30%.

IBM will design, build and maintain three Scalable Modular Data Centers (SMDCs) in Delhi, Noida and Mumbai to support all of Religare's current, as well future, applications. The vendor will also will put in place networking infrastructure and a disaster recovery system.

Using high density computing and precision air-conditioning, the SMDCs save more than 3600 units (KWH) per day in power consumption compared to an 8000 square foot conventional data centre. This represents an annual saving of nearly $250,000, says IBM.

Shachindra Nath, group COO, Religare, says: "IBM's unmatched expertise to design and build a globally benchmarked, standardised, scalable and energy-efficient facility will certainly support our dynamic growth plans effectively."

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