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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 Buyerĺs 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 organisationĺs 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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Energy Efficiency Data CenterModel  |  Junior Staff Development
Data Centers have to keep running! But at all costs?

If the computer systems fail, everything comes to a standstill. For the Data Center operator however, it doesn´┐Żt only mean lost time, but a great deal of lost revenue and even more trouble. And so everything is done to make sure the Data Center keeps running ´┐Ż whatever the cost?! The best possible environment is created to house the IT equipment, as if it were some kind of film star; Power ´┐Ż whenever, wherever; climate ´┐Ż ideally adjusted to the Data Center´┐Żs needs. Up till now, the question of power consumption has only played a subordinate role in all this.

But such attitudes will soon be a thing of the past, because in this sector, too, people are beginning to have to change their ideas. The steady increase in load demands, coupled with the rising price of electric power, mean that energy costs are becoming increasingly significant. A few years ago, Data Center operators had average load demands of about 500 W/m´┐Ż and bought their power for 6 Ct./KWh. Having taken into account UPS-losses, cooling and other consumption loads, this left them with a monthly bill of between 30 and 40 Euros per m´┐Ż. Nowadays many Data Centers have load demands of 1500 W/m´┐Ż and the electricity costs at least 8 Ct./KWh. That amounts to a monthly rental of between 150 and 200 Euros per m´┐Ż. That is more than a tenant pays for base rent in a Data Center or, put another way, the total energy costs will exceed the investment costs for the Data Center within three to five years. That means that investment in energy savings will pay off relatively quickly.

This realisation has now advanced to the top of the agenda at discussion forums and conferences on the subject of Data Centers. With the term ´┐ŻGreen Data Center´┐Ż the English-speaking world has already created the appropriate, attention-grabbing name. At the end of February, for example, the first international symposium entitled ´┐ŻLifecycle Energy Efficiency Conference´┐Ż took place. Data center experts and operators together with power supply companies, gathered to discuss the latest strategies and visions in this sector. It was conjectured that the world-wide potential for energy savings in Data Centers using modern technology could amount to between 500 million and two billion Euros. If one includes the visionary ideas in the direction of optimized ´┐ŻFree Cooling´┐Ż, ´┐ŻFree Ventilation´┐Ż and superconductive computer chips, then there is yet more savings potential to be found.

But let us be more specific: Energy costs of 200 Euros/m´┐Ż for a 1000m´┐Ż Data Center mean annual electricity costs of 2,400,000 Euros. Quite apart from the UNO climate reports and our general obligation to handle the earth´┐Żs non-renewable energies with care, it simply makes sense, in the face of these large sums, to give this subject some thought. Even improvements which only produce energy savings of 2% mean an overall saving of 48,000 Euros. An engineer could agonize over optimization strategies for an awfully long time for such a sum of money. And our experience tells us that despite high-availability, the first savings can only be achieved by energy optimized operations. And so Data Center planners and operators should finally get round to putting energy conservation at the top of their list ´┐Ż there are more than enough reasons to do so.