Typical hyper data centres are those used by Google, Apple,Facebook, Amazon Web Services and Yahoo!. The report shows they are using new technologies such as modular units, outdoor air handling units and evaporative cooling. The move towards these solutions has allowed traditional air conditioning manufacturers, like Trane, McQuay, Carrier, Daikin and JCI, to enter the data centre cooling market. Better informed customers want more sophisticated solutions to meet their needs.
As WMI Manager at I.T. Cable Group, Lone Hansen put it:
“Most of the large hyper-scale (American) data centres have a centralised team that will develop the specification with regards to IT equipment and networks, cooling and power. The specification will typically be rolled out globally and include several (often three to four) approved suppliers in each product category. A global footprint is an important part of the selection criteria. Most value multiple source relationships as opposed to single source relationships. Some of the products are sourced direct from the suppliers to reduce the cost while others are bought through distribution.”
Find out more about the report from Andrew Giles at BSRIA:
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