CPI Products Reduce Power Consumption, Boost Sustainability in Norwegian Data Center
February 22, 2017
Basefarm, a leading, global IT hosting and colocation services provider, partnered with Chatsworth Products (CPI) to design a ground-breaking, green data center in Oslo, Norway.
The data center—Basefarm Oslo 5—is Oslo’s largest data center to date. The company implemented CPI’s Build To Spec (BTS) Kit Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) Solution and GF-Series GlobalFrame® Gen 2 Cabinet Systems, providing 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.
CPI’s cabinets and aisle containment have enabled Basefarm to eliminate hot spots, support four times higher heat and power densities and effectively utilize 100 percent of supplied air, and reduce chilled air waste.
“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 Ketil Hjort Elgethun, Senior System Consultant for Basefarm.
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