HP opens Sydney datacentre: photos

HP opens Sydney datacentre: photos

Summary: Hewlett-Packard (HP) has opened its new $200 million datacentre out at Eastern Creek, Sydney, and provided ZDNet with a tour of the new facility.


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    It may not have the pinball machines of Equinix's SY3 facility, but the facilities at Aurora include a lounge and meeting room. The other facilities within the centre focus on functionality; for example, there's a 300m2 staging area for testing if equipment configurations work as expected, before bringing them into a cell.

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    HP has been able to design the datacentre from the ground up, rather than retrofitting a facility to accommodate its needs. This has meant that even the corridors within the centre have been designed to be extra wide to accommodate large loads of equipment.

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    The majority of racks in the first cell run on a concrete slab. Hot air is exhausted out, into the aisles.

Topics: Outsourcing, Hewlett-Packard

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