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SCHNABEL on DatacenterDynamics Judges' Panel for APAC Awards 2016
SCHNABEL is a member of the Judges' Panel for the DatacenterDynamics Awards Asia Pacific 2016. The judging will culminate in an Awards Ceremony on 09-November-2016 in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.


India DatacenterDynamics Converged 2016
SCHNABEL will speak at DatacenterDynamics Converged 2016 at Bangalore. The event is scheduled for 20-July-2016 and 21-July-2016.


SCHNABEL in the Core IT Working Group for Indian Standard on Data Center Energy Efficiency
Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) USA, and under the guidance of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), has taken up the Phase II initiative of developing a composite policy framework for energy efficiency in Indian Data Centers. SCHNABEL, as a member of the Core IT Working Group since 2015, is providing several inputs in the formulation of a metric for reporting the energy performance of Data Centers.


SCHNABEL's Client's Data Center Certified LEED Platinum and Tier III
SCHNABEL's Client's Data Center was certified Tier III for Design Documents by the Uptime Institute on 20-April-2015. The same Data Center was subsequently certified LEED Platinum under the LEED BD+C V4 for Data Centers in April 2016.


SCHNABEL Contributes to the Upcoming TIA-942-B Standard
As a member of the TR42.1 Sub-Committee under the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association), SCHNABEL formally submitted recommendations in January 2016 towards the update and drafting of the TIA-942-B Data Center standard.


SCHNABEL's Take on NxtGen's HDDC
Ms. Shaheen Meeran, Managing Director of SCHNABEL, gives her views on NxtGen's state-of-the-art High Density Data Center (HDDC) at Bidadi, Bengaluru. The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWZK2l-SNn0


SCHNABEL Provides Inputs to the Upcoming ASHRAE Standard for Data Centers
SCHNABEL contributes to the BSR/ASHRAE Standard 90.4P Energy Standard for Data Centers. SCHNABEL's observations related to electrical losses and PUE were accepted in principle by the ASHRAE Committee in December 2015.


SCHNABEL and IDRBT Hyderabad
SCHNABEL delivered a training session on Data Center Design and Planning at the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT, established by the Reserve Bank of India) on 03-February-2016 at Hyderabad.


SCHNABEL on DatacenterDynamics Judges Panel for APAC Awards 2015
SCHNABEL was a member of the judges' panel for the DatacenterDynamics Awards Asia Pacific 2015. SCHNABEL judged the category Data Center Transformation Project of The Year. The awards were presented on 16-September-2015 at Singapore.


SCHNABEL joins the BICSI Data Center Subcommittee
In early 2015 SCHNABEL joined the BICSI Data Center Subcommittee that authors and updates the BICSI-002 Standard for the design and implementation of Data Centers.


India DatacenterDynamics Converged 2015
SCHNABEL will speak at DatacenterDynamics Converged 2015 at Bangalore on the topic 'Maintaining High Availability and Uptime Anywhere, Anytime'. The presentation is scheduled for 15-July-2015.


SCHNABEL Joins the TIA TR42.1 Sub-Committee
SCHNABEL joins the TR42.1 Sub-Committee under the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association), and will contribute to the next version of the global TIA 942 Data Center standard that will be developed later in 2015.


SCHNABEL on DatacenterDynamics Judges Panel for APAC Awards 2014
SCHNABEL DC Consultants India was on the Judging Panel for the DatacenterDynamics APAC 2014 Awards. SCHNABEL judged the category 'Future Thinking and Design Concepts'. The Awards ceremony was held on 17-October-2014 at Singapore.


SCHNABEL Delivers Keynote Address at the BICSI India District Conference Bangalore
SCHNABEL delivers Keynote Address at the BICSI India District Conference and Exhibition-Bangalore. The event was held at the Sheraton Bangalore Brigade Gateway, on 12-September-2014. Event details are available at https://www.bicsi.org/event_details.aspx?sessionaltcd=CN-india-1409.


Bangalore DatacenterDynamics Converged 2014
SCHNABEL chaired a track, as well as made a presentation on the topic 'The Data Center Complements: Availability and Efficiency' at the DatacenterDynamics Converged event at Bangalore on 18-September-2014 at the Sheraton Bangalore Brigade Gateway.


SCHNABEL Continues as Invited Lecturer at IDRBT Hyderabad
The association between the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (under the Reserve Bank of India) and SCHNABEL DC Consultants India continues, with a lecture being delivered on 06-August-2014 on the subject of Data Center Design and Planning for bankers.


SCHNABEL's Client's Data Center Certified Tier IV for Design Documents
On 21-July-2014, SCHNABEL's design for a Client's Data Center was certified Tier IV by the Uptime Institute.


SCHNABEL Commences Project Delivery in Southeast Asia
With the commencement of a Data Center planning project in Southeast Asia in early 2014, SCHNABEL achieved a significant milestone for extended geographical reach.


SCHNABEL Crosses the 3 Million Square Feet Mark
By April 2014, SCHNABEL had addressed 3,100,000 square feet of Data Center built up area across India and the Middle East. This milestone was achieved in less than 7 years of project delivery from India.


SCHNABEL Delivers Keynote Address at the BICSI India District Conference Mumbai
SCHNABEL delivers Keynote Address at the BICSI India District Conference and Exhibition-Mumbai. The event was held at the Westin, Mumbai, India on 11-April-2014, and witnessed several expert sessions on Data Center trends. Event details are available at BICSI Mumbai 2014.


The BICSI Corporate Buyers Guide Features SCHNABEL for the Fourth Year
SCHNABEL DC Consultants India featured, fourth year running, in the prestigious international BICSI Corporate Buyer's Guide 2013.


Bangalore DatacenterDynamics Converged 2013
SCHNABEL chaired a track, as well as made a presentation on the Sustainability Index for Enterprise Data Centers at the DatacenterDynamics Converged event at Bangalore on 21-November-2013.


Mumbai DatacenterDynamics Converged 2013
An insightful panel discussion was conducted on the future of colocation market in India with senior industry representation by Mr. P. Sridhar Reddy (Chairman and Managing Director, CtrlS Datacenters), Mr. Nitin Mishra (Senior Vice President, Netmagic), Mr. Varoon Raghavan (AVP, Tata Communications) and Mr. A. S. Rajgopal (Managing Director, NxtGen Datacenter and Cloud Services). The panel was moderated by SCHNABEL.


Mr. Kiran Karnik Retires as Non-Executive Director from the SCHNABEL Board
Mr. Kiran Karnik, after 5 years as Non- Executive Director with SCHNABEL, formally retired from his position on the Board of Directors on 01-November-2013. Mr. Karnik continues to be a guide and well-wisher to the Company, and stays informed of developments in the Data Center industry in India and abroad.


Express Technology Senate Abu Dhabi
SCHNABEL attended the Express Technology Senate Abu Dhabi from 03-October-2013 to 06-October-2013. A panel discussion on the Relevance of Current Standards in the Enterprise Data Center was convened by SCHNABEL, with a lively discussion by eminent CIOs on the second day of the event.


Green Banking Guidelines Developed with IDRBT
SCHNABEL participates in the IDRBT (Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, under the Reserve Bank of India) Green Banking Working Group. The resulting Guideline- including a chapter on Green Infrastructure and Data Centers- formally launched for use by the Indian Banking Sector on 02-August-2013.


SCHNABEL Continues as Invited Lecturer at IDRBT Hyderabad
The association between the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (under the Reserve Bank of India) and SCHNABEL DC Consultants India continues, with a lecture being delivered on 29-July-2013 on the subject of Data Center Design and Planning for bankers.


SCHNABEL Prepares for Celebrations - Five Years in India
SCHNABEL DC Consultants India prepares to celebrate a significant milestone in March 2013. With the completion of five years of operations in India and 2,800,000 square feet of Data Center built up area addressed across the country, the mood is upbeat.


NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Services Advised by SCHNABEL
Mr. AS Rajgopal, CEO of NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Services Limited, in an interview to CRN on 3-December-2012, talked about his organisations business plans, and association with SCHNABEL as a DC Consultant. The interview can be read at Building Cloud.


SCHNABEL Continues as Invited Speaker at IDRBT Hyderabad
The association between the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (under the Reserve Bank of India) and SCHNABEL DC Consultants India continues, with a lecture being delivered last on 05-November-2012 on the subject of Data Center Design and Planning. The program was targeted towards Data Center management and best practices for the banking fraternity.


SCHNABEL is Knowledge Partner and Event Chair at India Data Center Infratech Conference
SCHNABEL DC Consultants India was invited to be a Knowledge Partner at the India Data Center Infratech Conference, convened for the first time in India by Noppen. The event was held at the Marriott Juhu at Mumbai on 27 and 28-September-2012. The first day of the event was also chaired by SCHNABEL, with several interesting presentations made by distinguished speakers and industry members.


Mr. Juergen Schlichting Re-appointed as Chairman of the Board
On 24-September-2012, Mr. Juergen Schlichting was re-appointed as Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Director of SCHNABEL DC Consultants India Private Limited. Mr. Schlichting has served previously as the Head of the Supervisory Board of SCHNABEL AG in Germany from 2007 to 2011. He also held the office of Chairman of the Board, SCHNABEL DC Consultants India from 2007 to 2009, before resuming this position in 2012. Mr. Schlichting is based at Lucerne, Switzerland, and travels frequently to India on official responsibilities.

With Mr. Schlichting chairing the Board, Mr. Kiran Karnik continues as Non- Executive Director as does Ms. Shaheen Meeran as Executive Director.
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As trees fall � costs rise

Saving energy in Data Centers
At an on-site meeting, the head of a Data Center told us the following remarkable story: For some years he had been responsible for the running of a Data Center of about 150m�. One day, a tree which stood immediately in front of the Data Center was felled. The next year he was interested to discover that the cooling bill for the Data Center had risen by about 2000 Euros. You see, that tree had provided shade for the heat exchangers which meant that they could work more efficiently than if they had been exposed to direct sunlight. Although this seems perfectly logical, if we are honest it was never really taken into consideration when the heat exchangers were installed.

This experience shows how much potential there is for energy conservation in Data Centers. Good engineering common sense can quickly lead to further savings strategies. In order to put these into practice however, all those concerned need to develop a strong sense of awareness and sensibility for the problem. This challenge needs to be taken seriously by everyone, including the managing director, those responsible for IT as well as the Data Center facility manager.

�Killer�- phrases like �I need an ambient temperature of 21�C� or �I�m delivering air at 16�C through the raised floor, what else should I do?� need to be scrutinized carefully. Such paradigms are no longer appropriate � it isn�t even clear where they originate. One sometimes has the feeling that good, solid, engineering know-how flies out of the window in the face of pragmatic rules of thumb on Data Center planning from the American-run IT industry. And yet no-one questions these rules, or thinks to adapt them to fit our weather conditions, technological alternatives and our better understanding of energy conservation. At the last Data Center Dynamics Conference in London, one German cooled cabinet manufacturer rubbed his eyes in amazement at the developments which were being hailed as �new�, energy-saving accomplishments � he had been making these for years!

This lack of climate, heating and ventilation know-how is being sorely felt in the sector and means quite simply that energy is being wasted. People do not often stop to consider what the optimal operating conditions for cooling systems might be, what influence tight relative humidity limits can have on energy consumption and which positive or negative effects temperature difference and changes in air volume flow can have on efficiency. Even simply knowing about such things and acting on them to improve operations can start bringing in a return on the �brain�-investment within just a few days.

An energy-saving rule-of-thumb which is easy to remember is: set temperatures high, optimize air ducts and to set humidity limits where (permissibly) possible. When doing this it is unwise to blindly follow the IT equipment nameplates, for international studies � by Ashrae for example - have shown that the theoretical capacity ratings are never reached by a long way and the limit values quoted come with very generous safety margins. And what�s more, having a climate/cooling regimen by no means suggests that the systems actually function accordingly in practice. In almost every case, the systems work completely differently on site because under actual operating conditions, they cannot handle anything like the theoretical nameplate load. After only a few weeks, adjustments are made which cause major changes to airflow and flow balancing. Regular checks and re-adjustments can also help save a lot of energy and thus money. And finally, there are lots of ways to generate considerable savings using structural and technical modifications. In this case, simple economic feasibility studies (investment costs against energy cost savings per year) show how quickly such measures can pay off.