BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK, Feb. 14, 2017 — Basefarm, a leading, global IT hosting and colocation services provider, has partnered with Chatsworth Products (CPI) in the building of a ground-breaking, green data center in Oslo, Norway.
Oslo’s largest data center to date, Basefarm Oslo 5
, implemented CPI’s Build To Spec (BTS) Kit Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) Solution and GF-Series GlobalFrame®
Gen 2 Cabinet Systems to provide unparalleled levels of sustainability and reliability.
Integral to the data center’s design is a state-of-the-art, ‘Air-to-Air’ cooling system, designed to deliver high levels of cooling with exceptionally low power consumption. This innovative cooling technology demanded a containment strategy that could effectively manage the separation of hot and cold air.
The solution needed to be of the highest quality, easy to work with and flexible enough to accommodate a mix of cabinets and equipment from multiple suppliers. It also needed to be able to rapidly respond to the future deployment of integrated cabinets and accommodate a variety of cabinet sizes.
“The brief for the new site was to create the most energy efficient data center in Oslo,” said Ketil Hjort Elgethun, Senior System Consultant, Basefarm. “Cooling was a key factor in the design, so we set out to find an airflow containment and cabinet package that could maximize the return on our cooling equipment and provide a thermal solution for all the racks and cabinets within, while being flexible and easy to use.”
CPI’s cabinets and aisle containment enable Basefarm to eliminate hot spots, support four times times higher heat and power densities and effectively utilize 100 percent of supplied air, and reduce chilled air waste. With the flexibility CPI’s BTS Kit and GlobalFrame Cabinet System provides, Basefarm can now quickly scale the new data center to accommodate its clients’ future colocation needs.
“The combination of the quality and design of CPI’s products and their responsiveness during deployment, meant it was a win-win situation for Basefarm. The cost of improving our PUE numbers by 10 percent is a small cost compared to being able to use the space 80 percent more effectively. And it looks great!” stated Elgethun.
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