Basefarm Partners with Chatsworth Products
06 March 2017
Posted by: Amanda McFarlane
Basefarm Partners with Chatsworth Products to Reduce Power Consumption and Boost Sustainability in New, Mission Critical Data Centre
Flexible Aisle Containment Solution Provides Results and Room for Growth
Basefarm, a leading, 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 unparalleled 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, whilst being flexible and easy to use.”
CPI’s cabinets and aisle containment enable Basefarm to eliminate hot spots, support 4-times higher heat and power densities and effectively utilise 100 percent 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 centre to accommodate its clients’ future colocation needs.
“The combination of the quality and design of CPI’s products and their responsiveness during deployment, meant it was a win-win situation for Basefarm. The cost of improving our PUE numbers by 10 percent is a small cost compared to being able to use the space 80 percent more effectively. And it looks great!” stated Elgethun.
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Basefarm securely hosts more than 35,000 services and reaches over 40 million end-users worldwide in industries ranging from finance and government to media and travel. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Basefarm offers its customers advanced technology solutions, high-end cloud services, application management and colocation from its six data centres located throughout Europe.
About Chatsworth Products
At Chatsworth Products (CPI), it is our mission to address today’s critical IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customisation that will give you a competitive advantage. At CPI, our passion works for you. With over two decades of engineering innovative IT physical layer solutions for the Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, CPI can respond to your business requirements with unequalled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. Headquartered in the United States, CPI operates from multiple sites worldwide, including offices in Mexico, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CPI’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Asia and Europe.