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Data Center Power to Become More Efficient for NEXTDC with Piller IP-Bus System Implementation
The name of the game in the data center industry is power efficiency. To support this trend, Piller plans to install the first Isolated Parallel Bus (IP-Bus) power system in Asia Pacific. This implementation supports NEXTDC’s expansion of its M1 facility and optimizing efficiency in data center power consumption.
This story was a key focus in this DatacenterDynamics report. NEXTDC publicized its plans to expand the facility in July, outlining a strategy that includes upgrading its mechanical and electrical infrastructure. This new data center power implementation will enable NEXTDC to support 2,000 watts per sq m of IT load across 3,000 sq m of data center space. The total supported load is 6MW.
To support the company’s efforts in data center power, Piller will provide large-scale Uniblock IBTD Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) for the data center, using IP-Bus. The scalability of the electrical distribution scheme in the IP-Bus is 20MW in a configuration that is currently maintainable and fault tolerant.
This data center power solution is already in place in the U.S., and will provide NEXTDC with the enhanced efficiency and extra redundancy needed to support the company’s growth targets. This data center power platform is also more robust when compared with the traditional N+1 arrangement.
According to NEXTDC CEO Bevan Slattery, it was necessary to add redundancy to meet the increased demand and needs of Harbour MSO, a telecommunications company owned by NTT Communications (News - Alert) of Japan. This company has already committed to 50 percent of the data center, demanding a closer look at the consumption of data center power without changes.
Slattery noted that while other data center providers are seeking to use traditional Diesel Rotary UPS systems, the IP-Bus system provided by Piller is the only one offering this level of flexibility and redundancy to meet the data center power needs of NEXTDC. As the first large data center operator to leverage the IP-Bus system in the region, NEXTDC can showcase this leading technology and demonstrate the ease of use to all customers.
This installation, according to Jonathan David, managing director for Piller Australia, is focused on reducing data center power as the IP-Bus system is designed specifically for large-scale electrical infrastructure investments. It can also reduce the overall amount of redundant units, as well as the need for running units to remain on standby.
Back in the U.S., Server Technology (News - Alert) is focused on making the data center more efficient by delivering innovative solutions focused on reducing data center power consumption for companies throughout the market.
Recently, the data center power distribution company sat down with TMCnet to talk about its banner year and trends I the industry. To read the interview, click here.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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