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NextDC's Melbourne M1
Colocation specialist NextDC opened the doors to its shiny new datacentre in Melbourne, Australia in July.
The facility is 17,500 square metres, delivering a 12MW ICT load. It has six data halls within a large concrete bunker, and has a PUE rating of 1.35.
Pictured above is the hot-aisle rack containment in Data Hall 2.
READ MORE: NextDC's Melbourne M1 datacentre: photos
BladeRoom datacentre factory
Pictured above is the BladeRoom datacentre factory in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, UK.
BladeRoom has been in the business of building and selling datacentres for five years, putting to work its expertise gained over 20 years of making self-contained facilities for the healthcare and food sectors. Its containers have helped Capgemini achieve a high level of efficiency with its Merlin datacentre in Swindon.
It takes one day for the floor section of a module to be mated with the ceiling module via struts and to have its floor panelled with wood. Once the floor and ceiling have been combined (pictured, left), the module is panelled (right) and then modified internally to conform to the design specifications of the buyer.
Installed BladeRoom modules reported PUE ratings of between 1.13 and 1.34, the company told ZDNet when we visited in 2011.
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Colt modular datacentre
Above: a Colt modular datacentre, part of London 3, a much larger legacy Colt site in Welwyn Garden City, UK. The modules are stacked on top of one another inside Colt's 100,000-square-foot warehouse (pictured).
Colt operates 19 datacentres across Europe providing colocation and managed infrastructure services to a variety of businesses. With around over 1,000 racks, and with an aggregate power drawdown of 33MVA, London 3 is one of Colt's most important datacentres. It represents six percent of the co-location provider's datacentre capacity in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For this reason, Colt has chosen the site as a flagship for its new modular hall design for datacentres.
The manufacture and testing of the modules is done by Colt, before being shipped to the customer site.
Image: Jack Clark