(The Hosting News) – AiNET, an innovator in data centers, cloud services and fiber networks, announced today that its new MicroMetering™ service will provide all data center colocation customers with cost-savings, power redundancy and better scalability. Frequently data center customers are charged based on the capacity of their electrical service. Metered power has advantages over capacity based offerings and cost savings up to 70%. Until now, metered power was only available for the largest colocation and wholesale customers.
AiNET MicroMetering is available now at its Laurel, Maryland and TIA-942 Tier IV Beltsville, Maryland data centers and will be available at CyberNAP™, the Washington, DC region’s largest data center, when it opens in Glen Burnie, Maryland this summer.
AiNET MicroMetering offers all data center colocation customers these benefits:
- Cost Savings – AiNET MicroMetering reduces data center colocation power and circuit charges up to 70% compared to traditional service.
- Pay for Usage, not Capacity – Now, just like the simple residential electricity billing customers are familiar with, data center colocation customers will only pay for the power they use, not the capacity of their power circuits. Customers pay for a minimum amount of power, and only more if they exceed that. The service makes power usage “burstable”, similar to Internet access in data centers.
- Affordable Redundant Power – Data center colocation customers traditionally pay a premium for the extra protection of backup (A + B) power circuits that are often only slightly used. As MicroMetering links power pricing to actual usage rather than configuration, high-reliability redundant power configurations are now more affordable.
- Build for Tomorrow’s Needs, Today – MicroMetering enables a new way of building data center infrastructure. Now, from day one, customers can build for their eventual power capacity and density needs, but only pay according to their initial usage. The initial infrastructure can then accommodate growth and change over time. Customers can easily upgrade from low efficiency/density servers to newer high efficiency/performance servers over time without redesigning their data center space. This way, power use can grow with need, and efficiency/density can grow with technology.
MicroMetering addresses rising concerns about energy consumption in the data center industry. “We’re making our data centers and IT systems greener, and enabling our customers to do the same,” said Deepak Jain, president of AiNET. “With MicroMetering our incentives align with those of our customers to conserve power by increasing server efficiency and density with no performance impact.”
Everyone benefits from energy efficiency. MicroMetering is part of AiNET’s green initiatives to work with leading manufacturers to save energy. A good example is industry-leader Intel®, using Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manger and Intel® Data Center Manager, customers can reduce peak power consumption by 20% without a reduction in performance. MicroMetering provides an economic incentive for customers to use advanced power management products by shortening ROI.
More information on AiNET MicroMetering can be found on the AiNET website.
AiNET® of Beltsville, MD is a leader in engineering, construction, mission-critical technology operations for Internet data centers and fiber optic networks supporting secure, critical applications. The 19 year-old firm currently owns and operates three SAS 70 Type II data centers in MD, including the only certified TIA-942 Tier IV data center. All data centers are protected by AiNET’s patented power protection technology. CyberNAP will open in July of 2012.
AiNET is a registered trademark of AiNET Corporation. MicroMetering and CyberNAP are trademarks of AiNET Corporation. All other marks recognized.