Data center technology

The technologies

are suited to Big Data needs of large enterprises, hyperscalers, cloud & hosting providers.

The locations

are in prime metropolitan areas and allow excellent connectivity to support clients’ individual needs.

The services & capacities

can be tailored according to our client’s requirements.

The cooling technologies

can be offered in a different setup e.g. DX, in-row-cooling, direct liquid or immersion cooling.


MW IT per data hall

Each data hall will have a standard basic size, with between 2 MW and 5 MW of IT power. Inside each data hall, IT power can be added in small increments, enabling our clients to scale up their needs. Power densities per rack will be typically 10 kW and above, but flexible spacing and compartmentation in the data hall will allow easy adaptation. High-density zones will be adapted for clients requiring it, in particular for HPC needs, reaching 100 kW per rack.

Find out more about our data centers AQ-OSL1 and AQ-BCN1.

Enabling the world
to work, learn and play

  • Redundant Power back-up
  • Tier level
  • Security & Monitoring
  • Cooling technology
  • Excess heat recovery

Power backup is a core concept in our data centers. Our backup power supply can easily absorb a failure and allows for maximum uptime until a defective unit is repaired.
In constant readiness for a potential blackout, our data centers are provided with generators, which are periodically tested.

Alternative fuels are synthetic biofuels or even hydrogen. Both are solutions we are exploring to reduce carbon footprints and the energy dependencies of our data centers. Depending on location, large-scale battery storage is also an option.

 

 

 

Our data centers will typically reach the standards defined at Tier III level.

Given the sectorisation of our data halls, we are able to offer different levels of redundancy to each client. We are able to offer facilities within a hall or in dedicated buildings inside a campus or a built-to-suit concept.

Security is key in our data centers.  At AQ Compute facilities, our clients’ data will be equally or more secure than on their own premises.

Our data centers are equipped with 24/7 security and monitoring, early-stage fire detection, firefighting systems and access is only given to accredited personnel.

We will offer our clients different cooling technologies, e.g. chilled water, DX, in-row-cooling, direct liquid or immersion cooling. We can offer also hybrid cooling systems and separate them into sections. 

Perimetral air-cooling: flooding the IT area using chilled water fanwalls or distributed CRAH’s. We will make sure the best equipment is used and that free cooling can be employed most of the time.

In-row cooling: some applications prefer in-row cooling for very unbalanced IT loads within racks. This is also very well suited to hybrid cooling in combination with liquid cooling and is definitely the choice for chirurgical cooling.

Liquid cooling: direct liquid cooling, immersion cooling or a rear-door heat exchanger. We can bring pipes to the racks for clients needing the highest rack densities and efficiencies.

We are choosing our locations not only based on connectivity and power availability, but also with regard to opportunity to integrate the excess heat from our data centers into a surrounding heat demand.

Data centers are not usually far from communities or activities where our sub-product could have a positive impact. Each unit of energy required by a data center is transformed into heat after use. This means that each unit of energy can potentially be utilized twice – a sound energetical and economical choice.

By reusing energy through selling heat, we are monetizing access. Hence we can reduce the operational costs of our data centers. Early dialogue with authorities, utilities and communities among others can ensure the success of access heat recovery.