Asperitas, immersion cooling specialist, will enable Credit Agricole‘s data center to significantly reduce their energy costs and environmental footprint while preparing for a near future with more compute driven applications and where high-density solutions are required. In 2018, during which its technology was validated and met all their Tier 4 data center and enterprise standards, a pilot project with Asperitas Immersed Computing was installed for the French bank.
Tier 4 data center and enterprise standards
With the pilot project of the Asperitas solution at Credit Agricole’s largest data center, Greenfield data center managed more than 40% of the bank workload in Chartres. Asperitas also stated its module was exposed to various weather fluctuations and performed well, demonstrated by the energy efficiency indicator PUE improving from 1.4 to 1.03 in the winter and 1.04 during a heatwave. The project’s next step is to install multiple Asperitas modules in two data centers, taking up a potential 150 square meters of floor space, versus the 6000 square meters of white space currently. Rolf Brink, CEO, Asperitas, said,
“I am delighted that Crédit Agricole, a leading global enterprise with high requirements for their infrastructure, has chosen Asperitas to support their datacentre scale-up. The flexibility and simplicity of the AIC24 modules make it a highly scalable solution, without having to change the environmental infrastructure, so this outcome enables Crédit Agricole’s next step in development to be quite straightforward. Having multiple AIC24 modules in the France site will make a huge impact on their datacentre performance, efficiency, and sustainability, proving them to be a true ambassador of immersion cooling.”