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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    HP's latest datacentre is built on 13.4ha of land out in Western Sydney. It has been designed from the ground up, in the form of three separate shells that are able to operate independently of each other. So far, the first shell has been completed, within which reside two cells. Only one of those two cells is finished at this point.

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    These tanks store water, but they're not for cooling the system — they're for fire suppression. Instead, the site uses the cooler local climate in Western Sydney to air-cool the facility as much as possible. This reduces the centre's reliance on condenser-based cooling and is key to the facility achieving what HP claims is a 40 per cent improvement in energy efficiency, compared to its closest competitor.

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    At the moment, the site runs using two 11kV lines from two different substations. HP is building its own substation on site, which will eventually provide the power necessary for an expected future expansion of the centre.

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Topics: Outsourcing, Hewlett-Packard

Michael Lee

About Michael Lee

A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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