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Designed for Maximum Energy Efficiency & Minimum Environmental Impact

Data centres are now an essential part of the modern economy, providing the infrastructure for countless businesses all over the world. However, the need for companies and individuals to be connected 24/7 means that data centres are also using a significant amount of energy.

At Rack & Data, we are taking the right steps to help minimize our carbon and environmental footprint. We understand the value of transparency around our operations and seek to elevate our status as a leader in sustainability and energy efficiency.

Solar Power

Through energy efficiency and the increased procurement of green electricity, Rack & Data has been able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of its data centre. Rack & Data has designed its data centre to be as green and eco-friendly as possible with 400 kW of solar panel installation on the roof tied to solid-state switchgear to transfer to grid power as needed.

Our grid and solar panel powered solutions are simple: When the sun is in view electricity is generated, and ties into our electrical system parallel to the electrical grid, ensuring that there’s no downtime when it gets dark.

Air Conditioning and Cooling Systems

Our in-house designed economizer supplies central air conditioning with outdoor air substantially reduces cooling expenses. Our cooling system is custom designed to use free cooling when outside environmental conditions allow us to bring in outside air. The air is filtered and conditioned into fresh air that is then used to cool the data centre and servers. This economization reduces our cooling, electrical load by as much as 75% during the times we can use fresh air, significantly reducing our carbon footprint.

When the outside fresh air is not suitable, redundant Liebert CRAC’s come online automatically and provide mechanical cooling as needed. During any power switching, all Data Centre Information Systems, customer racks, core networks HVAC systems are all UPS and generator for a seamless transition.

Green Solutions

Our facility uses solar power to reduce our carbon footprint significantly and is built to support renewable energy efforts. Our green solutions not only save energy, but they also reduce the need for expensive infrastructure upgrades to deal with increased power and cooling demands. Green solutions ensure our data centre is a repository for the storage, management, and dissemination of data in which the mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer systems are designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact.