Photos: Building Metronode's Melbourne2 data centre

Mar 7, 2012

Metronode has almost completed construction of the first stage of a Melbourne data centre that boasts a new approach to modular design.

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.

Welcome to Metronode’s second Melbourne data centre, currently under construction. You’re looking at Stage One, which at full capacity would support 3MW of the 12MW available on the site. The facility has been commissioned with modularity and power efficiency in mind – it harnesses free air and evaporative air cooling and holds server racks in small cold-air contained rooms engineered by UK firm BladeRoom. The bulkier end of the building is the plant room, which features diesel generators, high voltage conversion equipment and 24 hours of fuel in N+1 configuration (one spare of everything). On the upper level is electricity switching, UPS and battery rooms in the same N+1 format – ensuring the facility is concurrently maintainable. The longer end of the building features the server room floor space laid out as lockable, free air-cooled ‘BladeRooms’.  
 

Welcome to Metronode’s second Melbourne data centre, currently under construction. You’re looking at Stage One, which at full capacity would support 3MW of the 12MW available on the site. The facility has been commissioned with modularity and power efficiency in mind – it harnesses free air and evaporative air cooling and holds server racks in small cold-air contained rooms engineered by UK firm BladeRoom. The bulkier end of the building is the plant room, which features diesel generators, high voltage conversion equipment and 24 hours of fuel in N+1 configuration (one spare of everything). On the upper level is electricity switching, UPS and battery rooms in the same N+1 format – ensuring the facility is concurrently maintainable. The longer end of the building features the server room floor space laid out as lockable, free air-cooled ‘BladeRooms’.

Image 1 of 16
 
Linked Articles
comments powered by Disqus

Latest Photo Galleries

Latest News

Telstra sees red over expanded wholesale regulation
Apr 17, 2014
ACCC finds evidence of over-charging in CBDs.
IBM revenue hits five-year low
Apr 17, 2014
Hardware income down 23 percent.
WA spends $17m on real-time bus tracking
Apr 17, 2014
Travel data to improve efficiency of bus fleet.
First 'Heartbleed' attacker charged
Apr 17, 2014
Mounties nab tax data thief.
David Gee departs Credit Union Australia
Apr 17, 2014
Sue Coulter to lead CUA’s IT.