IBM builds £45m green datacentre to cut customers' carbon footprint

IBM has unveiled a £45m green datacentre expansion in Boulder, Colorado, to help reduce the carbon footprint of its customers and its own operations.

IBM has unveiled a £45m green datacentre expansion in Boulder, Colorado, to help reduce the carbon footprint of its customers and its own operations.

Big Blue is extending the Boulder site by an additional 80,000 square feet as part of its recently announced Project Big Green strategy to reduce emissions.

IBM plans to install high density computing systems using virtualisation technology, along with its Cool Blue portfolio of energy efficient power and cooling technologies.

These technologies, in conjunction with energy efficient design and construction, will allow IBM to reduce its overall carbon footprint compared to standard datacentres, and lessen the impact on the environment, said the firm.

Both the State of Colorado and the City of Boulder are contributing to the cost of the new datacentre space, which will create a number of new jobs as well as tie in with the authorities’ green targets.

IBM said new customers will be supported at the new facilities from April 2008.

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