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Internet Solutions builds green data centre

September 22, 2011 • Hardware

Internet Solutions (IS), a division of Dimension Data (Didata) Middle East and Africa, has developed a new Tier3 data centre facility in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nicholas Shaw, General Manager for Advanced Infrastructure, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa

The new data centre, scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2011, is the first African facility to be designed and equipped with KyotoCooling technology, which provides a solution for efficient and reliable autonomous cooling for data centres.

Internet Solutions was introduced to the KyotoCooling concept via Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure in the last quarter of 2010.

Nicholas Shaw, General Manager for Advanced Infrastructure, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, said that once the new Internet Solutions facility is complete, it is forecast that it will be one of the most energy efficient data centres in South Africa, with the highest free cooling continuity for any Tier3 data centre.

“Our calculations show that the use of KyotoCooling will equip the data centre with an average annual mechanical Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of below 1.2. This has been guaranteed by KyotoCooling, subject to efficient management of heat and airflow in the data centre. A conventional cooling system generates a PUE of around 1.8 or higher,” he said.

“The KyotoCooling Cells allow Internet Solutions to offer its clients a greener, more cost effective data centre than anything seen before. We anticipate KyotoCooling will reduce the costs required to power a rack for clients by up to 40%, which we will pass directly onto our clients,” says Greg Montjoie, Executive for Cloud Services at Internet Solutions.

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