Dimension Data division Internet Solutions has launched South Africa’s first “green” energy efficient data centre using Kyoto cooling cells. The Randview data centre, which aimed to reduce client power costs, increase data centre productivity and improve disaster resilience, was designed and built to operate without conventional air conditioning for most of the year.
The latest addition to the IS data centre network, which comprised 11 data centres throughout Africa – four of which were Gauteng-based, would provide nearly free cooling through the use of three conductive aluminium Kyoto cooling cells. Half of the 6-m Kyoto “wheel” was exposed to outside air, while the other half was exposed to the data centre’s air, in a system that reduced the centre’s use of electricity by about 40%.
Source: Engineering News