2008 Winner Profile

Marriott International

Project Description:
Marriott is in-sourcing its disaster recovery operations, locating a new data center in a naturally-cooled mine 220 feet underground which it is leasing from data protection and storage vendor Iron Mountain. Marriott's Recovery and Development Center will allow the company to fully recover business systems within a few hours, on an as needed basis. But unless an emergency occurs, the company will use the facility for development, testing and quality assurance. Because temperature in the mine is a naturally cool 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, the data center will be more energy efficient heating and cooling expenses are expected to be less than half what they cost above ground.
Project type:
Energy Efficiency
Business Functions:
IT Operations
Business Goal:
Operational
CEO:
William J. Shaw, President & COO
Headquarters:
Washington
Industry:
Hospitality
Revenue (2007):
$13.0 billion
Website:
www.marriott.com
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