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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    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.

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    Co-location hall 1 is beginning to fill out, with a number of customers set up within the cages. Access to power is located below the cage floor, which sits a metre off the ground.

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    Data services run above the racks, with copper cabling running through the red trays, while fibre is held in the yellow conduits. Some clients have opted to completely seal off sections of the centre (as pictured on the right of the photo) to seek additional confidentiality.

Topics: Cloud, Data Centers, Security, Tech Industry

Michael Lee

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