Home | Contact | Flag
■   Latest News

Updates              



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 Buyer’s 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 organisation’s 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.
Data Center Design
Energy Efficiency Concepts and Audits in Data Centers
Largely invisible costs of providing power, cooling, safety and security environment for Data Centers are increasing far faster than the performance gained from new servers. Recent UPTIME Institute white papers show evidences that energy use is growing at a rate that is even faster than previously predicted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Despite energy efficiency measures in Data Centers, energy consumption is increasing at faster rates than anticipated. The UPTIME Institute highlights two most important implications on energy saving practices, as pointed out by most of respondents in a survey. First, the use of these practices is in its infancy and need to be deployed with much greater consistency and sophistication. Second, there is a dawning recognition that curbing energy consumption in the Data Center is a must.

Anticipating the thrust upon green and efficient energy in Data Centers, the Schnabel DC Consultants India office has started its initiatives in associating with reputed energy management professionals and institutions. To refer a few of them:

1. SCHNABEL DC Consultants India Private Limited has been selected as an organization member in the Indian Association of Energy Management Professionals.
2. SCHNABEL DC Consultants India Private Limited is chairing the �Expert Group on Energy Efficient Data Centers� within the Indian Association of Energy Management Professionals.
3. SCHNABEL DC Consultants India Private Limited has started engaging with The Energy and Resources Institute, Bangalore on energy audits, LEED and management related topics.
4. SCHNABEL DC Consultants India Private Limited is a registered member with the UPTIME Institute.

Motivation
The Energy Conservation Act, 2001 has come into force with effect from March 01, 2002. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has also been established by the Government of India with effect from the same date. The EC (Energy Conservation) Act 2001 has been in force since March 2002, indicating that energy conservation is a high priority area for the Government of India. Under the mandate of the EC Act, BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) is the nodal agency for implementation of a policy programme and to implement various activities contained in the EC bill to provide momentum to energy efficiency actions in the country. The mission of BEE is to institutionalize energy efficiency services, enable delivery mechanisms in the country and provide leadership to the key players involved in the energy conservation movement. The primary goal of the Bureau is to reduce energy intensity in the economy.

Implementation Measures
Implementation of energy efficiency measures and best practices can not only save the energy but also cost. The UPTIME Institute has three new metrics to monitor upfront and after purchase costs to maximize IT returns on investments.

1. DC-EEP
2. IT � PEW
3. SI � EER

Data Center Energy Efficiency and Productivity (DC-EEP) Index
DC-EEP index is composite result at the Data Center level. It depends upon two independent, but interrelated ratios. First, IT Productivity per Embedded Watt (IT-PEW). Second, Site Infrastructure Energy Efficiency Ratio (SI � EER). The first index is the responsibility of IT( it is the result of data architecture and the reliability decisions on IT) and the second index is the responsibility of Facilities( it is the factor of determination of energy efficiency towards power and cooling).

Comprehensive energy efficiency measures and practices in Data Centers can be categorised into following thrust areas:
- Energy (thermal and electrical)
- Water
- Power quality
- Electrical safety
Supporting instrumentation plays a key role in energy audits and analysis. Reliable analyses require a few important, necessary energy monitoring instruments and equipments under two classifications,
a) Thermal instruments
b) Electrical instruments


Following are the list of instruments popularly used in energy audits and efficiency analysis,

Sl. No. Instrument Name Measure Parameters Image Example Model/Make
1 Combustion Analyzer Measures stack/flue velocity, humidity, O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, Draft, differential temperature, and excess air. It also calculates efficiency according to ASME standards and CO2. Testo
2 Ultrasonic Liquids Flow meter Measuring the volume flow of various liquid with oscilloscope function to analyze and understand the most difficult applications Ultra Flux
3 Anemometer Direction of flow recognition, Volume and flow measurement, Temperature measurement, battery and calibration protocol Testo
4 Infrared Thermometers Temperature : Range: -30 to 1200 degrees C (-20 to 2200 degrees F) Spot to Distance Ration - Varies by Option from 150:1 to 40:1 Spectral Response: 8 - 14 microns nominal (thermopile detector) Emissivity: 0.10 - 1.0 digitally adjustable   Raytek
5 Dust Meter Control and gravimetric comparison measurements on dust concentration monitors 0 � 50,000 mg/m3   Sick
6 Sound Meter Monitoring environmental noise levels Air conditioning and ventilation Testo
7 Water Analyzer Measuring all water soluted components Alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium, PH, Conductivity Hach
8 Power Analyzer Measuring V,A,W, Load factor, Harmonics, in all electrical elements Hach
9 Multi Meter Measuring V, A, LF, The current measurement up to 2000A without breaking the circuit.   LEM Digital Anasit
10 Lux Meter Luminous intensity and lighting lux level Testo
11 Tachometer Rotational speed measurement. Recording max/min values, total counts HIOKI


For any questions or clarifications, kindly E-mail us at india@SCHNABELAG.com

Useful Links :

Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India
www.bee-india.nic.in

Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs Germany
www.energymanagertraining.com