Basefarm, a leading, global IT hosting and colocation services provider, securely hosts more than 35,000 services and reaches over 40 million end users worldwide in industries ranging from finance and government, to media and travel. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Basefarm offers its customers advanced technology solutions, high-end cloud services, application management and colocation from its six data centres located throughout Europe.
In response to growing demand for its colocation services, Basefarm set out in March 2015 to design and build a green, state-of-the-art data centre–Basefarm Oslo 5.
Planning for an Energy-Efficient Data Centre
“The brief for the new site was to create the most energy-efficient data centre 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 maximise the return on our cooling equipment, and provide a thermal solution for all the racks and cabinets within, whilst being flexible and easy to use.”