SOURCE: ColdWatt

January 28, 2008 06:15 ET

ColdWatt Partners With Isilon to Enable Next Generation Green Data Center

ColdWatt's 650W Power Supply Delivers 18 Percent Reduction in System Power Consumption for Energy-Conscious Storage Applications

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - ColdWatt's 650W power conversion platform has been adopted by Isilon Systems for use in its new X-Series IQ clustered storage systems, aimed at the next generation virtualized data center. ColdWatt's digitally controlled power supplies deliver an industry-leading combination of power density and high efficiency, providing an ideal solution for Isilon to help its customers achieve their green IT goals without sacrificing performance.

ColdWatt's off-the-shelf solution includes sophisticated engineering usually reserved for custom products and a superior digital architecture that delivers value-added features such as hot swap and communications features for power management. Because of these features, OEMs such as Isilon are able to focus their resources on their own core competencies, thus leading to reduced time to market. By implementing ColdWatt's 650W platform, Isilon was able to rapidly come to market with an innovative storage solution that delivers significantly more performance and value for its customers.

"Because ColdWatt's power supply is double the power density and significantly higher efficiency than our previous solution, we were able to deliver our new X-Series storage nodes that provide up to 60 percent improvement in throughput for data write and random access while saving approximately 18 percent of overall power consumption," said Brett Goodwin, vice president of Marketing and Business Development, Isilon Systems. "This reduction in power translates to real savings for our customers where they can either lower their electric bill or add more storage with a smaller power footprint in energy constrained environments."

ColdWatt's redundant power solutions are ideal for enterprise systems that are going to be deployed with virtualization solutions. In the next generation virtualized data center the software investment per node is significant, driving an increased need for redundant power supplies. As a result, the loading on individual power supplies will be lighter and high efficiency as light loaded levels becomes even more important. ColdWatt's power conversion products answer this market need by delivering high efficiency across a wide load range.

"Since ColdWatt began shipping power supplies in 2006 to server and storage vendors, we have said our solutions deliver industry-leading efficiency and density," said ColdWatt CEO Joe Lamoreux. "Our work with Isilon demonstrates the positive impact ColdWatt's energy-efficient power supplies can have on the development of higher performance yet greener solutions and total cost of ownership. Specifically, our 650W power supply delivers 90 percent power conversion efficiency, which is 30 percent more efficient than the previous platform's power supply used by Isilon."

ColdWatt's power conversion solutions are significant to the industry because they effectively address the increasing power requirements felt by IT equipment vendors and rising energy prices that are impacting data centers around the world. ColdWatt is currently shipping a broad range of high efficiency power conversion products to customers in the server, storage and networking markets and continues to expand its product portfolio to address additional applications and a variety of power levels. The company's digitally controlled family of AC-DC supplies ranges from 650W to 1625W, and allows system designers to realize power conversion efficiencies of 88 to 91 percent. The result is better IT equipment performance density, leading to lower operational expenditures and total cost of ownership for managers of next generation data centers.

About ColdWatt

ColdWatt's focus on innovative power conversion technologies delivers market-leading energy efficient and power density solutions for the computing, networking, storage and telecommunications markets. System design engineers rely on ColdWatt to answer the challenge for reliable power conversion solutions that minimize heat dissipation and reduce space requirements. The company's 1200W platform was recognized by EDN magazine as a "Hot 100 product of 2007." ColdWatt is committed to great IT product development, with membership in both The Green Grid and Climate Savers Computing Initiative. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, ColdWatt has technology centers in Dallas and Bangalore, India. For more information, visit

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