A look at how DataBank approaches the design and deployment of data centers across its portfolio.
An efficient, scalable and sustainable model for data center development
Developing a footprint of data centers as large as DataBank’s requires a construction approach that’s efficient and scalable. Our engineering team has perfected a design model for new data centers that allows us to build, start-up and expand them quickly and cost-effectively, ensuring the capacity is there for our customers when they need it.
We’ve optimized data center space with 20,000 sq. ft. data halls and a standardized electrical and mechanical packages that can be ready to go at any time in any market, reducing delivery time and keeping construction costs down.
DataBank aims to deploy power and UPS systems in 2MW increments in a “block redundant” topology. We’ve standardized on closed-loop air-cooled chiller plants that can scale to meet high-density HPC requirements while minimizing water use. This design is capable of achieving an annualized PUE of less than 1.3.
We typically secure each facility with 2FA biometric access, 24-hour manned security, mantraps and CCTV monitoring with badged access managed from our customer Portal. Facilities and operations are designed to meet the most stringent compliance standards (FISMA, SOC1-2, HIPAA, PCI, etc.).
Each DataBank data center is thoughtfully equipped with the amenities your staff need to make them feel at home: food and break rooms, office space and conference rooms, crash carts, hand tools, cabling supplies, and more.