HP installs first HP EcoPOD data centre
July 23, 2012 - HP has completed installation of an HP EcoPOD at its Alpharetta, Ga., next-generation data centre (NGDC), describing it as the world's most efficient data centre. The HP EcoPOD is located on-site and expands the compute space of one of the HP data centres that was a part of the company’s original transformation to consolidate 85 internal IT data centres worldwide to six NGDCs. Fully populated, the 40'-HP EcoPOD will hold 2,000 new HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers, the compute-capacity equivalent to approximately 20,000 sf. of the company’s existing NGDC space. According to the company, the HP EcoPOD can reduce energy use by 95% when compared to a traditional facility.