1Emerson Previews State-of-the-Art, Energy-Efficient Data Center
The started-from-scratch data center is located in the suburbs of St. Louis, Mo. When it opens on July 27, the data center will feature 6,000 square feet of raised floor, with capacity for 12,000—and ultimately 5,000—servers. The facility was designed to use only as much space as needed, with provisions in place for easy expansion.
Liebert FDC power distribution cabinets from Emerson Network Power stand at the end of the rows of racks on the data center’s raised floor. The data center utilizes servers with Dell Halo processors with Intel multicore chips. Those processors feature hardware virtualization support, facilitating widespread virtualization within the data center and helping reduce the number of servers by a count of 18-1.
A Liebert Services representative explains the Emerson Network Power switchgear to a data center visitor. Factoid: Redundant dual-bus power capacity starting at 1,350 kW and ultimate UPS systems scalability up to 4,050 kW across dual paths allow power usage to be scaled to meet the facility’s highest demands without sacrificing efficiency.
The solar array on the roof looms over the chillers and provides power to the data center. Factoid: The 7,800-square-foot rooftop solar array containing more than 550 solar panels is the largest in Missouri and is capable of generating 100 kW of power.