The data center is designed using an aluminum dome, which reduces required mechanical systems to just one – the Air Handling Units, eliminating the high cost of maintenance. The Server Dome data center eliminates the following mechanical equipment needed in traditional data centers/farms:
- Air conditioning units
- Heating units
- Exhaust fans
One minor exception to the mechanical requirements is the need for small sump pumps for the evaporative cooling tanks. Beyond the elimination of most of the HVAC equipment for sustaining temperatures, Server Dome’s data storage center is surrounded by a vegetative bio-swale, which provides additional cooling air supply. Additional specifications include the following:
- Dome airfoil to improve exhaust
- Seismic stability technology
- System optimization achieved through real time metrics
- 4.5% utilization Direct Evaporative Cooling Augmentation Technology
- 4.0 Megawatt Data Center
- 3.8 Megawatts of critical IT Power
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Another exciting aspect of Server Dome’s data center is its ability to accommodate thousands of heterogeneous servers with hundreds of Petabytes of storage. Units can be moved and/or added without disrupting current operations. Each rack boasts a very high density of 25 kilowatts of power per rack. Rack accommodation can be increased to as high as 40 kilowatts by reducing the 25 kW average to other racks within the pod. Additionally, the current average power usage efficiency (PUE) for traditional data storage centers is 1.4 to 2.0. Server Dome’s data storage center boasts a substantially reduced PUE at 1.17.
Construction cost of Server Dome’s data storage center is about 70% the cost of a similar sized server farm. The design includes a high security system and power facility. The basic design of the data storage center can be adapted to Tier 2 or Tier 1 or lower power facility at reduced construction costs.
Eliminate the frustration of disruptive upgrades, as Server Dome’s data storage center provides 15 to 20 years of Enterprise Growth. The design includes substantial physical headroom to increase server and storage capacity including electrical and cooling capacity. Unlike traditional data centers designed with locked in units – which prevents relocation of existing or addition of new units – Server Dome’s design allows simple restructure without disruption to current operations.
As the collection and analysis of larger quantities of data increase, the need for affordable and flexible data storage centers grows. Server Dome’s exciting design for a self-sustained data storage center provides the solution. With at least 30% reduced construction costs and 80% reduced maintenance costs, the flexibility of this new design ensures the storage center’s ability to grow with the firm into the future.