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-mounted chillers are only fired up as necessary to air-cool the facility. During the recent cool weather, only a single chiller has been required to meet all of the facility's current needs. They are set up to also allow the flow of chilled water, but this additional cooling is only necessary for those few summer days where the ambient air temperature is too high. In winter months, hot air from servers is fed back into the centre if heating is required.

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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.

Topics: Outsourcing, Hewlett-Packard

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