Telstra's datacentre in London's Docklands is being revamped to bring hot and cold aisle separation to all of its racks.
As Telstra is a colocation provider, it has no direct control over the hardware its customers use, but it can enclose the racks to boost the temperature difference between hot and cold air. The firm has plans to use the nearby waters of the Docklands to increase its energy efficiency by creating a heat exchanger, and is discussing this with British Waterways.
Telstra has attempted complete hot aisle and cold aisle separation via enclosures. Photo credit: Jack Clark
| Facility||Telstra's nine-floor Docklands datacentre|
| Power usage effectiveness (PUE)||1.6|
| Size||114,250 square feet|
| KW per rack||Ranging between three and 10kW|
| Cooling||In-row cooling. Hot and cold aisle separation.|
| Hardware||A complete variety, due to co-location environment|
| Compute capacity||n/a|
| Designed by||Troup Bywaters and Anders|
| IT power||4.3MW|
| Opened||2004. Revamp ongoing. |
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