To ensure premium performance while also reducing its carbon footprint, UnitedLayer, an established colocation, managed hosting and cloud services provider, has taken one of its older data centres at 200 Paul to a fully redundant N +1 configuration that ensures the highest availability and reliability for its customers.
With the installation of state-of-the-art Mitsubishi Uninterruptible Power Supply machines operating in parallel in an N+1 configuration, customers are ensured conditioned power even if one fails, i.e. if one machine goes down the remaining stay connected to the customer’s load with no downtime. Similarly, an N+1 cooling system upgrade has ensured that if one cooling system goes down there will still be plenty of cooling to service the data centre. Previously, this particular data centre had UPS machines running at 80% efficiency, but with these upgrades, SF7 is now at over 98%, saving overhead and significantly reducing the data centre’s carbon footprint. In addition, this upgrade has enabled UnitedLayer to support high-power-density cabinets.
Source: Digital journal