ITPS commissioned Keysource to design and deliver its fourth data centre at a new site near Newcastle upon Tyne. This 8,500 square feet data centre will provide space for both hosted and cloud services as well as colocation space, project and build rooms, and 270 workspace recovery seats.
A deployment of 124 racks with an initial capacity of 300kW, rising to 1.4MW for specialist high capacity compute was integral to the design, allowing for diverse customer needs. To meet the strict resilience and uptime requirements, critical power from the onsite substation is backed up by an N+1 UPS system and standby diesel generation that can be upgraded in the future.
With efficiency and performance key to ITPS’s business, the modular data centre design incorporates a highly efficient room flood cooling system. This intelligent cooling system is based on Keysource’s ecofris philosophy using the latest DX technology. No fresh air is used and by utilising variable speed control fans, air will be provided through a wall rather than using a conventional raised floor. This combined with efficient heat rejection and room controls to manage airflow and room temperature, will deliver a design PUE in the region of 1.2. As a result the data centre will be highly efficient even at low load.
Design Key Facts
|Racks||Phase 1 – 124|
|IT Load||Scalable to 1.4MW|
|Rack Power Density||Up to 8kW|
|PUE Design Figure||1.2|