Delta powers Bytesnet’s new green data centre
Published: 29 March 2019 - Carly Wills
Delta has announced that 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 per cent of the space needed by similar systems from competitors. With Delta’s DCIM, Bytesnet can collect energy consumption data from power metres 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 2,500m2 data floor, the 6,500m2 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.
At the heart of the d’Root data centre is a six-megawatt 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. This Delta UPS also offers AC-AC efficiency of 96.5 per cent, resulting in considerably lower energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and costs for Bytesnet.
Bytesnet selected Delta to supply not only its 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.
The InfraSuite Manager DCIM system provides a number of significant benefits. With the DCIM in place, Bytesnet can collect energy consumption data from power metres 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.