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Secure-24 Maintains High Rate of Energy Efficiency within Data Center

Secure-24 Inc. - a leading provider of managed IT operations, enterprise hosting, and application outsourcing - is celebrating 2012 Earth Day through two “green” events in Metro Detroit, and continuing a commitment to reducing its CO2 footprint.

The company will be participating in the Farmington Hills Earth Day Walk on Friday, April 20th, along with joining Greening of Detroit for a park cleanup on Wednesday April 25th in honor of Earth Day this month.

Secure-24 reported today that its award-winning data center located in Plymouth Township (Mich.) measures a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rate of 1.6. A data center PUE is determined by the amount of power the facility actually uses to run computing equipment, in contrast to cooling and other overhead. Industry surveys report an average data center PUE of 2.0. In comparison, Secure-24's lower PUE value translates into a more highly efficient data center.

Secure-24 invested $5 million to build the Plymouth Township data center from the ground up in 2009. In building the data center, every element was designed with reducing the carbon footprint in mind. Features - such as leveraging Michigan’s abundant cold temperatures, cold aisle containment, high-density servers, virtualization and cloud computing, and even sensor driven lighting - all contribute to increasing energy efficiency.

Throughout all of its data centers, Secure-24 invests in smart technology in each piece of the equipment and architecture that it leverages. From converged computing solutions to next-generation CPU microarchitectures, Secure-24 reduces its energy demands by using more efficient systems that require less data center space - taking advantage of efficient cooling in a compact environment.

Employees at all of Secure-24’s data centers continuously achieve high goals for reducing energy consumption, while maintaining security and reliability for IT infrastructure-outsourcing clients across the globe. In addition, Secure-24 is dedicated to implementing green ideas from its employees through an internal environmental team focused on helping the company lower its carbon footprint and improving quality of life. The company has also created a recycling program for consumable products by repurposing retired network equipment for various training programs throughout Metro Detroit.

Generated by employee input, Secure-24 is participating in two Earth Day events around Metro Detroit. The first commitment is employee participation in the Farmington Hills Earth Day Walk at Heritage Park. Secure-24 representatives will join the community in its 1.5-mile walk around the city to mark “small steps for Mother Earth.”

In a second Earth Day event, Secure-24 employees will join other volunteers to clean up a Detroit public park, located near East Jefferson Avenue and St. Aubin Street in the city’s Rivertown Warehouse district.

About Secure-24, Inc.
Headquartered in Metro Detroit, Secure-24 delivers managed IT operations, hosting and cloud computing from its state-of-the-art data centers in Michigan and Arizona. The company manages complex IT landscapes and business critical applications for hundreds of customers, ranging from mid-market to large organizations (Fortune 100) that operate globally in a wide range of industries. The company maintains teams of highly experienced IT professionals who specialize in cloud computing, critical application management and IT outsourcing services.

Secure-24 is a SAP Certified Hosting and Cloud Provider with a broad SAP Basis Competency Center, and an Oracle Platinum Partner for hosting Oracle Enterprise Performing Management (EPM) solutions, such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Hyperion.

Interested job candidates may visit Secure-24’s online job site to learn more about the company’s culture and review open positions. Visit us at http://www.secure-24.com.