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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.
Equinix also allows customers to vary their cabinet size and alter installation options. Some customers have chosen to cage below the floor, or to the ceiling of the centre, or even have specialised equipment. The company also takes delivery of equipment on behalf of customers and has built separate rooms within the facility for secure storage, as well as a build room for customers to test equipment before bringing it to the cages.
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Outside of the co-location farms are the computer room air conditioners, or CRACs. These are pressure controlled and connected to a dual-reticulation chilled water pipe system that runs below the access hallway (pictured).