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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    The roof of the facility houses air-handling units, which screen the air for any particles. While there is ample real estate to deploy solar panels, the technology hasn't yet caught up to make it a feasible solution for the datacentre's comparatively massive power use, according to the company. Still, HP has said that as technology changes, it is certainly a path it will consider.

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    The centre is capable of delivering 4MW of power at the moment, but this can be expanded over ten-fold to 41MW if the facility is used for high-density computing. So far, the centre has attracted clients such as Downer EDI, Origin Energy and Elders Australia. Origin Energy CIO Olaf Pietschner didn't provide names, but said that it was also confidence-inspiring that certain government departments had signed on for or expressed interest in using space at the same datacentre.

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    This view of the roof provides an idea of the scale of the first shell of the facility. The completed cell, within the shell, already provides a space of 2000m2 for racks in a hot-aisle configuration, and an additional 500m2 of raised floor space; the cells that are yet to be completed will be of the same size.

Topics: Outsourcing, Hewlett-Packard

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