Sunday, January 23, 2011

Equinix goes for some cool running


>>Recycled Newater will be used to cool the new data centre it is building, reports RAJU CHELLAM

THE world's largest carrier-neutral data centre company, Equinix Inc, will use recycled Newater to cool the new 'green' data centre (DC) that it is building in Singapore.

As reported earlier, the company is investing US$43 million in the facility that will see the addition of 850 new cabinet equivalents when ready by June 2011.

'Apart from using chilled water to cool the DC itself, we will be using energy-saving blue LED lights all across the DC, as well as motion sensors to control the lighting automatically,' Clement Goh, managing director of Equinix Singapore, told BizIT in an interview.

'The National Environment Agency has agreed to supply us Newater, perhaps the first instance of Newater being used to cool a DC.'

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