Founded in 1998, Xfernet delivered enterprise-level hosting and managed internet services to small and medium businesses. Today, the business has evolved into a robust colocation, hosting and managed services provider with facilities in Los Angeles; Chicago; Ashburn, Va.; New York City, London and Dublin; each with onsite staff 24x7x365.
After significant growth, the company needed to migrate its Los Angeles facility into a 14,000 square foot data center space with shallow raised floors, low ceilings and limited footprint for new cooling equipment. The uncontained hot/cold aisles were limiting their ability to support increasing demand for higher rack densities. The convenient, but inefficient solution, of adding more air conditioning was not an option for Sam Scott, Xfernet’s CEO and project lead.
"We were growing and needed to support additional clients, but it was a struggle to maintain equipment operation with that setup. I wasn’t OK with just buying more cooling,” Scott explains.