RagingWire Data Centers, Inc. has announced that it is now offering a power solution that is both 100% renewable and 100% available, backed by a 100% uptime service level agreement (SLA) to customers in its three data centers in Sacramento, CA.
RagingWire’s Sacramento Data Center Campus, made up of the CA1, CA2, and CA3 data centers, is an ideal choice for businesses that are looking for a data center solution that has a lower cost and risk profile than Silicon Valley and the Bay Area with the convenience of driving to their data center from those locations. The campus totals 680,000 sq ft with 52.7 megawatts of critical IT power and features customizable vaults, private entrances, world-class security, and popular customer amenities including Class A office space.
“It is rare that data center customers can receive critical power that is renewable, reliable, and affordable,” said Douglas Adams, CEO and president, RagingWire Data Centers. “We’re thrilled that our customers can now use power that is 100% renewable and 100% available and still pay power rates that are approximately 40% less than in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.”
Recent analysis shows that RagingWire’s customers can save nearly $8 million on rent and power costs over a 7-year term by leasing data center space in Sacramento instead of in the Bay Area or Silicon Valley. In addition, Sacramento is located outside the earthquake zone, features a growing population of tech companies and professionals, and offers much lower network latency to the Bay Area than data centers located in Reno, Las Vegas, or Phoenix.
RagingWire negotiated this new 100% renewable energy package with SMUD, Sacramento’s community-owned, not-for-profit electric service. SMUD offers power from renewable resources like wind, water, sun and biomass.
“RagingWire Data Centers is a leader in the industry and an outstanding partner,” said Nicole Howard, chief customer officer, SMUD. “They have worked with us for many years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our region, and we’re proud to help them deliver a 100% renewable energy product to their customers while they maintain their leadership in data center value and reliability.”
When running at full capacity, RagingWire’s annual use of renewable energy across its three Sacramento data centers will result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions approximately equivalent to those produced by passenger vehicles driving 842 million miles, or 375 million pounds of burned coal.
This renewable energy agreement is the largest with a private sector company in SMUD’s 70-year history. SMUD was the first large California utility to have 20% of its power supply come from sources classified by California as renewable, and is on track to meet the state mandate requiring utilities to increase their renewable portfolio to 33% by 2020.