Hyper-efficient Data Center, Crafted by Nature (CASE STUDY)

  • Thursday, 04/06/2017: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room: 502A
  • Session Number:  DCDM8:

Description

Mother Earth has supplied a 5-million sq. ft. one-of-a-kind, naturally hardened data center, protected from floods, earthquakes, weather events and electrical sabotage. This unique site is located in a limestone quarry with 40-ft ceilings, an in-cavern lake, 58° ambient air temperature and outside air makeup. The site is surrounded by aquifers, three electrical substations, rail access, dense fiber optics and will include a 38-mile long wind farm to support the infrastructure. This presentation will cover: Understanding how to use and integrate what nature has provided to develop a hyper-efficient and hardened data center; How to look beyond the obvious and leverage natural site attributes; and How to incorporate renewable energy to support the critical IT load.

Learning Objectives

• Understanding how to use and integrate what nature has provided to develop a hyper-efficient and hardened data center
• How to look beyond the obvious and leverage natural site attributes
• How to incorporate renewable energy to support the critical IT load

Speakers

Gary Cudmore

Global Director - Data Centers
Black & Veatch
Speaker

Matt Lamont

National Practice Lead - Architecture & Building Engineering
Michael Baker International
Speaker