Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Summary: Datacentres are the IT palaces that provide the backbone of our working lives. Take a tour of datacentres around the world, from the UK to Iceland to Texas, in this round-up of cutting-edge facilities.


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  • ASG's Perth datacentre

    ASG Group's datacentre and cloud computing facility in Perth, Australia opened in September 2011. The company claims it can withstand a one in 100-year flood event, and it features two separate raised data halls totalling 550m2. It has a PUE of 1.5.

    Above, power to racks and cages are supplied under the floor in power cabling trays, while data is separated in overhead trays.

    TAKE THE TOUR: Inside ASG's Perth datacentre: photos

    Image: ASG

  • CGGVeritas liquid-cooled datacentre, Texas

    Some datacentres are pushing the boundaries of cooling tech, for instance by dipping IT systems in liquid. Green Revolution Cooling says its dielectric coolant provides the most efficient cooling and lowest cost per watt in the industry, reducing total energy consumption by 95 percent.

    Here are two quads with eight racks and two water modules each as part of the CGGVeritas installation in Houston, Texas, which boasts 24 racks with 600KW capacity.

    GALLERY: Submerging your datacenter in green liquid

    Image: Green Revolution Cooling

  • IBM green datacentre

    IBM's 'green datacentre' in Poughkeepsie, New York has been designed as a showroom of 'best practices' for datacentre design. The facility, which performs workloads for IBM and some of its customers, has an air-cooled side and a water-cooled side.

    It pumps in water from the nearby Hudson River to cool its racks and employs energy-saving techniques such as rear-door heat exchangers. Tidy cable management and heat-mapping help bring its PUE down to about 1.27.

    TAKE THE TOUR: IBM's recipe for a happy datacentre, in pictures

    Image: Jon Yeomans

Topics: Cloud, Data Centers, Datacentre Tour

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  • As/400

    I'm was born and raised in Las Vegas and the casino's have relied on the AS/400 for decades. It's stable and rarely needs an outage. If the UNIX or Windows servers go down its bad, but if the AS/400's go down its catastrophic.