Basefarm, a global IT hosting and colocation services provider, has partnered with Chatsworth Products (CPI) in the building of a ground-breaking, green data centre in Oslo, Norway. Oslo’s largest data centre to date, Basefarm Oslo 5, implemented CPI’s Build To Spec (BTS) Kit Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) Solution and GF-Series GlobalFrame Gen 2 Cabinet Systems to provide high levels of sustainability and reliability. Integral to the data centre’s design is a state-of-the-art, ‘air-to-air’ cooling system, designed to deliver high levels of cooling with exceptionally low power consumption. This innovative cooling technology demanded a containment strategy that could effectively manage the separation of hot and cold air.
The solution needed to be of the highest quality, easy to work with and flexible enough to accommodate a mix of cabinets and equipment from multiple suppliers. It also needed to be able to rapidly respond to the future deployment of integrated cabinets and accommodate a variety of cabinet sizes.
“The brief for the new site was to create the most energy efficient data centre in Oslo,” said Ketil Hjort Elgethun, senior system consultant, Basefarm. “Cooling was a key factor in the design, so we set out to find an airflow containment and cabinet package that could maximise the return on our cooling equipment and provide a thermal solution for all the racks and cabinets within, while being flexible and easy to use.”
CPI’s cabinets and aisle containment enable Basefarm to eliminate hot spots, support four times times higher heat and power densities and effectively utilise 100% of supplied air, and reduce chilled air waste. With the flexibility CPI’s BTS Kit and GlobalFrame Cabinet System provides, Basefarm can now quickly scale the new data center to accommodate its clients’ future colocation needs.