The key to an efficient and environmentally sustainable data centre is its use of energy. The next-generation Metronode data centre achieves unprecedented levels of energy efficiency through both its power and its cooling strategies. Designed to use free cooling for over 99% of the year and with proven PUE as low as 1.13 in temperate climates across a large load range from 40% to 100% capacity, the Metronode BladeRoom is truly without parallel.
Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is the most widely accepted benchmark for determining the energy efficiency of a data centre. The BladeRoom has been developed with rigorous testing and re-engineering around the PUE measure, and the results are groundbreaking. A BladeRoom data centre with 1MW of IT will only require 130kW of additional power for everything else. This PUE delivers the lowest operating costs and carbon emissions available. With such a small amount of power required for support systems and with mechanical cooling so rarely used, Metronode data centres can allow a far greater proportion of site power to be dedicated to servers by running back-up cooling on generator power – maximising available power and increasing overall IT capacity on a power-constrained site. This also translates to dramatic savings.
Simplified Power means Simplified Growth
With the BladeRoom system, up to 80% of available site power can be dedicated to IT capacity, allowing clients to increase the potential IT capacity of the site without the need to acquire additional power from the grid. This provides the best possible return on investment for the site and enables the growth of existing sites without the time and expense of upgrading site power.