Inside Capgemini's free-cooled datacentre

Inside Capgemini's free-cooled datacentre

Summary: ZDNet UK has toured Merlin, Capgemini's sustainable, modular, energy-efficient 10,000-square-foot datacentre that has plans to be scaled up to three times that capacity

TOPICS: Networking

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  • To maximise the efficiency of free air cooling in the datacentre, unused racks are carefully sealed to maintain pressure and eliminate undesired airflow.

  • Here is where power is supplied to the racks. Each fully-loaded module can draw down a maximum power load of 232kW.

    The facility is currently being certified by the Uptime Institute as a Tier 3 facility. This requires the facility to have multiple redundant capacity components and multiple distribution paths serving the computer equipment, hence the two separate power cables.

Topic: Networking

Jack Clark

About Jack Clark

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