Internet Solutions, a division of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, has developed a new Tier3 data centre facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new data centre, scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2011, is the first African facility to be designed and equipped with KyotoCooling technology, which provides a solution for efficient and reliable autonomous cooling for data centres.
Nicholas Shaw, General Manager for Advanced Infrastructure, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, said that once the new Internet Solutions facility is complete, it is forecast that it will be one of the most energy efficient data centres in South Africa, with the highest free cooling continuity for any Tier3 data centre. “Our calculations show that the use of KyotoCooling will equip the data centre with an average annual mechanical PUE of below 1.2. This has been guaranteed by KyotoCooling, subject to efficient management of heat and airflow in the data centre. A conventional cooling system generates a PUE of around 1.8 or higher,” he said.
Source: IT News Africa