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Fewer chemicals make for better, and greener, cooling tower water. Silver Bullet, an award winning, cutting-edge water treatment company, boasts a technology that dramatically reduces the chemicals used to treat cooling tower water, a process that saves millions of gallons of water and tens of thousands of kilowatt hours of electricity. The company successfully deployed its commercially available system in a number of data center properties across the United States, decreasing overall operating costs while increasing sustainability.
Data centers use hundreds of thousands of gallons of water a day to keep the many servers and other equipment operating within precise temperature requirements. More than half of a data center building’s water use is from cooling towers, which provide cooled water for air-conditioning, manufacturing, and electric-power generation. A typical 15-megawatt data center could use up to 360,000 gallons of water a day to keep servers and equipment cool enough to operate effectively. By targeting this component of building infrastructure for efficiency with Silver Bullet’s water treatment system, property owners can immediately realize significant savings in electricity, water, labor and maintenance.
In heading toward a greener, more sustainable environment, the Silver Bullet Water Treatment system uses a unique, proprietary electro-chemical water treatment system that disinfects and conditions cooling tower water to virtually eliminate microorganisms and scale formation, which are among the top inefficiencies in cooling water. The Silver Bullet system was found to kill 99.8% of bacteria in cooling towers, including greatly reducing Legionella bacteria growth, per a study by the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh November 14, 2012. Another innovative feature of Silver Bullet over traditional chemical treatment of cooling towers is its unique ability to eliminate mineral scale deposits from the towers without any additional acid washes or manual cleaning.
Silver Bullet was recognized with the 2012 Best Venture award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for its cost effective and environmentally responsible water treatment solution.
For more information about Silver Bullet Water Treatment, visit http://www.silverbulletcorp.com/
Jeffrey C. Li, Esq.
Atlas Communications Technology, Inc. 1 (718) 373-7500 Jeff.Li@AtlasCommInc.com
Atlas Communications Technology launched its Solutions Center this week, a unique demonstration facility for exhibiting innovative solutions and thought leadership in the Capital Markets Technology space, strategically located in the heart of New York’s Financial District.
“Atlas has been an Acme Packet Pinnacle Partner for many years,” said Dino Di Palma, COO of Acme Packet “and has always been at the forefront of technology. They were our first authorized services partner for enterprise and the Solutions Center only reaffirms that Atlas continues to innovate and lead in the trader voice space. This unique facility will really help potential customers and partners see what enormous value Atlas adds.”
“Nothing like this exists on Wall Street,” said Anthony Morrone, President of Atlas. “We have created a space for clients and partners alike to explore the different options that Atlas offers in integrating various vendors into unified solutions.”
The Atlas Solutions Center is designed to allow clients to touch, feel and experience technology and tools integration. The Atlas Solutions Center ecosystem showcases cloud- based solutions that address industry needs such as compliance and risk mitigation, mobility and BCP/DR, social media and trending. This living ecosystem, where technologies will be constantly updated to anticipate market needs and to promote innovation and choice in the marketplace, demonstrates Atlas’ ability to integrate best-in-breed technology and provide complete unified communications solutions.
“Many of the unified communications and cloud-based solutions we provide and the technologies we integrate are inherently hard to visualize,” said Indrajit “IG” Ghosh, CTO of Atlas. “With the Solutions Center, we have created a space to make evident how Atlas’ special brand of integration creates solutions that are easy to use and to showcase why our products are essential to their day to day activities. Here our clients can easily understand our solutions and how we can help their enterprise be more competitive, while providing cost savings.”
While traders and the trading community form the core of Atlas’ customers, the Solutions Center is also designed to accommodate any enterprise interested in transforming their communications systems, and Atlas stated that it had started a reservation system for interested partners and clients to visit the location.
About Atlas Communications Technology, Inc.
Atlas Communications Technology specializes in architecting, designing, building, and managing SIP enabled Unified Communications ecosystems and has delivered real time, intelligent, next generation services to the Financial and Trading industries for over fifteen years.
Atlas’ lines of business are: APS, which focuses on business transformation, strategic assessments and delivery; ATS, which centers on Unified Trading Solutions, Cloud-based Architectures for Enterprises and SMBs; and ASIMS which provides Application Support, Integration and Management.
For more information, please visit www.AtlasCommInc.com.
**NOTE** This newsletter was originally written and published by TeleGeography
In Kansas City, MO at 1102 Grand, the Midwest Internet Hub & Colocation Facility, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), a leading global IP carrier, upgraded its services to be consistent with its US-based 100G core transport network.
The facility is a major hub for data and Internet traffic in the Midwest. TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones and is part of the TeliaSonera Group, Europe’s 5th largest operator.
TSIC’s 100G DWDM service utilizes Infinera’s DTN-X platform, allowing TSIC to support backbone traffic and deliver 100G services across North America. TSIC’s network is capable of delivering up to 24 Tbps of capacity into the facility. This high capacity transport network upgrade is in response to growing demand and to support international network thoroughfare as well as new local fiber initiatives in and through Kansas City.
The new 100G TSIC transport capabilities serve as a three-way junction, providing added route diversity and capacity to its fiber backbone. The added routes will head east to St. Louis and Chicago (with round trip delays of 5.4 ms and 12.2 ms), west to Denver (11.8 ms) and San Francisco (36.6 ms), and south to Dallas (10.4 ms), Atlanta (30.8 ms) and Miami (47.s ms), directly linking Europe to Kansas City and providing access to Asia and South America through the 1102 Grand data center.
TSIC was already present at 1102 Grand. With the upgrade to 100G, the company adds route diversity to an already geographically diverse fiber backbone while simultaneously adding new market opportunity.
For more information about TeliaSonera International Carrier visit www.teliasoneraic.com.