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SynapSense and Yahoo Partner to Dramatically Improve Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Washington Data Center

December 3, 2014, FOLSOM, Calif.

SynapSense®, a Panduit company and the leading provider of data center wireless monitoring and cooling control solutions, today announced with Yahoo!, Inc. that their joint project in the Quincy, Washington data center saved 7.5 million kilowatt hours of energy annually. This is nearly double the original target announced in March 2014.

Building upon award winning work which earned them recognition by California-based Silicon Valley Power as “Energy Innovators”, SynapSense and Yahoo worked together on this project to reduce cooling costs, recover stranded cooling capacity and improve operational resiliency of the data center’s cooling infrastructure. The results of this project were recognized as a finalist in the Data Center Dynamics North America Awards.

"At Yahoo, we strive for our state-of-the-art data centers to provide our users the best possible experience, while consuming the least amount of energy,” said Chris Page, Yahoo’s Global Director for Energy and Sustainability Strategy. “Our partnership with SynapSense demonstrates the extraordinary results we are able to achieve in making our data centers among the most energy efficient in the world. We look forward to continuing to work together with SynapSense and Panduit to maximize our cooling efficiency and lower our overall carbon footprint."

“Reducing the cooling energy in the Yahoo data center by 44% demonstrates the effectiveness of our SynapSense cooling optimization solution and its ability to deliver a real and tangible ROI,” said Khaled Nassoura, vice president of the Data Center business unit at Panduit. “Working together with the Yahoo team, we not only exceeded our energy savings objectives, but we also increased data center reliability and helped Yahoo recapture its stranded data center cooling capacity.”

This project consisted of three phases. Phase one began with installing and commissioning the wireless environmental monitoring system. Once the wireless environmental monitoring was deployed, SynapSense Professional Services and the Yahoo team worked together to utilize SynapSense advanced tools and metrics to “balance” the raised floor for effective distribution of airflow and then optimize data center cooling. In phase three, SynapSense Active Control™ was deployed to automatically maintain efficient operating conditions by dynamically matching cooling to the varying equipment and conditions in the data center. As a result, operational reliability was improved while energy savings was maximized.

Brett Illers, Senior Program Manager Energy & Sustainability Strategy at Yahoo will present the results of the Yahoo Quincy data center project at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas on December 3rd. SynapSense will be present in the Panduit booth # 372 at the exhibitor showcase. For more information visit, or to attend the conference, visit
SynapSense was acquired by Panduit in May of 2014. Panduit has recently been recognized by Gartner as a “Visionary” in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools. Click to download the report. For more information about Panduit DCIM solutions, visit

About SynapSense, a Panduit company
SynapSense is the leading provider of wireless data center monitoring and cooling control solutions. The SynapSense Data Center Solution delivers unparalleled visibility, reliability and energy efficiency in the world’s leading data centers. For more information, visit

About Yahoo
Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the press room ( or the Company's blog (

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Patricia Nealon   
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