TelecityGroup, Europe's industry-leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, is using innovative technology in its new Amsterdam data centre, Southeast AMS 5. The site will utilise one of the largest installations of an Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) system which will significantly improve the efficiency of the facility’s cooling capabilities, and contribute to the data centre’s industry-leading environmental performance. ATES is an innovative thermal technology which utilises the naturally stored groundwater found in Amsterdam’s unique geography. The system works in harmony with the seasons by storing water in underground wells which is warmed by waste heat from the data centre in the summer and cooled by the lower external temperatures in the winter. The cool water is stored in the ground and is then used in summer as a part of the cooling process.
The first phase of TelecityGroup’s Amsterdam Southeast AMS 5 data centre opened earlier this year. Once fully built out, it will provide 6,000m2 of customer floor space and nine megawatts of customer capacity.