The new processing halls within Colt's large datacentre on the fringes of London are designed to offer a low PUE, combined with a short build time and ease of installation.
The London 3 facility is the flagship for Colt's new method of building modular datacentres. The company plans to roll out the design method across its European datacentres, including ones in its other core markets of France and Germany.
Guy Ruddock, Colt's director of datacentre infrastructure services, gives ZDNet UK a tour of Colt's large datacentre on the fringes of London. Photo credit: Jack Clark
|Facility||Two modular halls within London 3, Colt's 113,021-square-foot facility in Welwyn Garden City|
|Power usage effectiveness (PUE)||1.21|
|Size||10,763 square feet across two modules|
|KW per rack||Average of 4KW. Maximum drawdown of 20KW, with dummy panelling either side|
|Cooling||Free cooling (fan-enabled). Direct-expansion cooling used for less than 300 hours per year|
|Hardware||Complete variety, due to the co-location|
|Compute capacity||Not applicable, as co-location environment|
|IT power||750-825KW per module|
See more of the datacentre tour on ZDNet UK.