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Enhancement of an Operational Sovereign Wealth Fund Data Centre

Enhancement of an Operational Sovereign Wealth Fund Data Centre

i3 was appointed as consultants to carry out the design and project management of a variable IT load, high density solution within an existing government sovereign fund data centre.

The Challenge

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The challenge was to provide a scalable, flexible, reliable, energy efficient solution in a highly congested environment in an operational data centre with no downtime.

The data centre did not have the ability to respond effectively to dynamic load changes which are increasingly prevalent in highly automated IT environments.

The Result

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This project demonstrates the integrated use of directional air cooling to rapidly respond to local IT load changes. The solution incorporates a combination passive directional air flow management, active directional airflow management, discreet and centralised control and measurement. This was achieved within an existing with rigorous risk mitigation measures and without compromise to system reliability.

In addition the solutions enabled the data centre to reclaim stranded capacity and thereby extend the operational life of the environment.

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