BACKUP DATACENTER AZ GROENINGE
Kortrijk, Belgium, Europe
|Total technical installation cost:||€ 687.854,62 excl. VAT|
|Certification:||Design Tier 2+ – online standby for primary datacenter|
A fallback data center with Tier 2+ classification was built for AZ Groeninge in Kortrijk.
The project includes 2 cold aisles with 35 racks in total.
The area was used optimally by setting up a private zone for servers and storage for personal use and a secure zone for private colocation.
The data center was then divided into specific zones, each optimized based on the cooling needs of the installed equipment. In collaboration with the client, a high level of implementation of the EU Code of Conduct for data centers was achieved. This close collaboration with the building and IT departments resulted in a 30% reduction in cooling energy demand compared to a standard installation.
The limited slab-to-slab dimensions imposed a good coordination of all mechanical, electrical, data and gaseous fire suppression installations in the raised floor. The use of in-row coolers allowed to maximize the space above the raised floor. Redundant N+1 in-row coolers were installed in the cold aisles to maintain the tier level.
For the gaseous fire suppression an environmental friendly gas was chosen with GWP=1 ODP=0.
The complete DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) was integrated in the existing building management system of the main site of the client.