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Overhead cabling system
"We're not reinventing the wheel; we're just using a lot of 'best practice' ideas," Smith said. These ideas are based around just-in-time manufacture of modules, testing and simplification of the build-out and installation process, he added.
One example is the use of an overhead cabling system, which reduces the complexity of the cooling of a module and eases the teardown and buildup of module segments. The technique used by BladeRoom is increasingly becoming adopted by datacentre owners. In April, Cisco gave details of a new, green datacentre that uses an overhead cabling system, for example.
"There is an argument in the industry that implementing a computer-accessed floor in this day and age is non-environmentally friendly," James Cribari, director of Cisco's global datacentre program, told ZDNet UK at the time.
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See more of the datacentre tour on ZDNet UK.