Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, has announced its DPH 500kVA modular uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and InfraSuite Manager data centre information management (DCIM) system are now in operation at Bytesnet’s new d’Root data centre at Zernike Campus Groningen in the Netherlands. The DPH 500kVA UPS delivers fully rated power (kVA=kW) and it requires only 50% of the space needed by similar systems from competitors. With Delta’s DCIM, Bytesnet can collect energy consumption data from power meters and environmental detectors in real time to monitor data centre operations remotely.
Bytesnet is a regional colocation and network services provider with two main data centre locations in Rotterdam and Groningen. In addition to a 2,500 m2 data floor, the 6,500 m2 facility also houses a data lab where research and education take place. As a tier 3+ facility, reliability was an extremely important factor in choosing the power infrastructure.
Protecting the environment through power efficiency
At the heart of the d’Root data centre is a 5 mw power system. The three-phase modular DPH 500kVA Delta UPS that Bytesnet has chosen for its new data centre was one of the keys to minimising the facility’s environmental footprint. With its exceptionally high power density, Delta’s DPH 500kVA UPS requires only 50% of the space needed by competing solutions. This Delta UPS also offers industry-leading AC-AC efficiency of 96.5%, resulting in considerably lower energy consumption, CO2 emissions and costs for Bytesnet.
A unique combination of UPS and DCIM
Bytesnet selected Delta to supply not only its exceptionally high-density and high-efficiency DPH 500kVA UPS system, but also its comprehensive InfraSuite Manager DCIM system. The DCIM system gives Bytesnet full control over all aspects of operating d’Root. It also allows for additional optimisation and efficiency gains. By combining the market-leading power density and efficiency of the DPH 500kVA with Delta’s comprehensive infrastructure management suite, Bytesnet has taken advantage of a unique offering in the data centre power system space.
How InfraSuite Manager DCIM is helping Bytesnet
The comprehensive InfraSuite Manager DCIM system Delta supplied for the d’Root data centre provides a number of significant benefits. With the DCIM in place, Bytesnet can collect energy consumption data from power meters and environmental detectors in real time to monitor data centre operation remotely. The colocation provider can also use the capacity module to analyse different aspects of the data centre such as power, load and rack capacity. This information forms the basis for future decisions about expanding data centre assets. The DCIM can also visualise rack operating status in 2D or 3D views, which can help Bytesnet present the benefits of the data centre’s professional data centre management system to customers.
Peter de Jong, CEO of Bytesnet, said: “Here, we really are laying the foundation for the 21st century economy. In Delta, we have found a valuable partner that is with us all the way.”
The new facility in Groningen is pioneering in more ways than just its advanced power equipment. Bytesnet has partnered on this project with local universities, regional ICT vendors and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Astron. In the d’Root data lab, students, scientists, professionals, Bytesnet staff and customers work together on developing the data technologies of the future.
A showcase for the data centre of tomorrow
Demand for data centre capacity is increasing rapidly and so is the cost of energy. Jack Chou, Sales Manager, BNL Mission Critical Infrastructure Solutions, Delta Electronics EMEA Region, said: “Bytesnet’s choice of Delta for such a high-profile project shows that the Delta solutions are perceived as leading, state-of-the-art technology by top experts in the field. Delta’s solutions are already designed today for a future in which colocation providers will need much more efficient and environmentally friendly power equipment. The d’Root facility offers a compelling example of how other colocation providers can also meet tomorrow’s challenges by innovating today.”