SynapSense CEO Peter Van Deventer says, “Deepening our relationship with GE through this investment and commercial collaboration will play a major role in helping SynapSense deliver digital energy services that extend wireless control and resource management to the entire IT facility infrastructure.”
GE, which has utilized SynapSense technology in many of its data centers, will also collaborate with SynapSense through a commercial partnership that combines SynapSense’s technology with GE Intelligent Platform’s Proficy Software and Control platform. This combined offering optimizes energy use by continuously aligning cooling capacity with changes in IT load, saving up to 35 percent of cooling costs. GE Energy Financial Services has been an active investor in emerging, market-leading ecomagination-, Smart Grid- and digital energy services-related technology companies.
Kevin Skillern, head of venture capital investing at GE Energy Financial Services, says, “SynapSense is a strong addition to GE’s digital energy, Smart Grid and ecomagination-related investments, offering multiple commercial and development collaboration opportunities in a data center equipment market estimated at $40 billion a year, with annual electricity consumption costing $7 billion.”
According to the United States Department of Energy, data centers are among the largest single sources of power demand in the United States.
Steve Doublett, Leader Datacenter Strategy, GE Corporate Global Infrastructure Services says the addition of SynapSense’s capabilities to the Proficy solution “will enable GE to drive broader continuous improvement, with insight from the environmental metrics of the data center’s raised floor as well as detailed information about the critical power and mechanical infrastructure. The solution provides tools and dashboards for a view of overall performance, trends and operational statistics that allow us to reduce cost and improve performance.”
Based in Folsom, California, SynapSense is a leading wireless resource management solution provider. For more information, visit www.SynapSense.com.
GE Intelligent Platforms is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. For more information, visit www.ge-ip.com.