Inside Equinix's SY3 datacentre: photos

Inside Equinix's SY3 datacentre: photos

Summary: Datacentre provider Equinix yesterday officially launched its US$65 million SY3 datacentre in south Sydney, complementing its SY1 and SY2 centres located nearby.


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    In the event that power to the centre is cut off, backup power is provider via diesel generator sets.

    The generators are kept warm in order to be ready to receive load within 45 seconds of a mains failure, well within the centre's 10-minute UPS supply time.

    In the event of prolonged failure, the centre has three 60-kilolitre underground fuel storage tanks, which sit directly below the generators, and contracts with two vendors to deliver fuel within four hours.

    The generators are run twice a month to ensure they are prepared for a mains failure; once to check operation and once under full load. Similar to what occurs annually at SY1 and SY2, Equinix will also put the centre under a "dark side" test during which they shut off the mains power, simulating a power failure to check that its UPS and generators are working correctly.

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    The Local Operations Command Centre monitors the status of the mechanical, electrical and fire protection services in the building, as well as security and environment elements such as air temperature within the halls.

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    Customers, such as those that re-sell services like web hosting, have access to a number of meeting rooms to work with their own customers.

Topics: Cloud, Data Centers, Security, Tech Industry

Michael Lee

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