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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    Security gates at the two entrances to the centre are also designed to stop anyone that might try and slip in behind an approved person. A 24-hour, seven-day-a-week-manned security booth sits alongside the main entrance, and even the exterior of the building itself is nondescript.

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    Once past the security gates, a "manlock" ensures that anyone trying to access the co-location farms are scrutinised by security cameras and if necessary, trapped for questioning. It is combined with the centre's network of 120 CCTV cameras that are peppered throughout the building, covering just about every square metre of space.

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    The manlock also provides would-be victims a view of SY3's co-location hall 2 via a huge viewing window. The hall is mostly vacant at the moment, with a single customer currently residing there.

    LED lights illuminate the hall in a blue glow when no one is working in it, switching to conventional lighting once sensors detect that someone has entered in order to conserve energy. It is a similar set up that exists at SY2. The power distribution units either side of the hall are colour-coded according to their function. Grey represents primary power, while orange represents redundant.

Topics: Cloud, Data Centers, Security, Tech Industry

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