High Density Colocation


What is High Density Computing?

In High Density Computing, each server in the rack is able to handle heavier workloads and more complex computing tasks without needing to increase physical footprint.

As the size of computing hardware continues to reduce, it becomes easier to fit more servers into a rack, increasing the overall density thus creating what we call High Density Computing.

High Density Computing does more than just save space though. It effectively addresses the challenges presented by Big Data.

Using strategies designed to increase both available power density and the overall computing power of the data centre, High Density Computing future-proofs the storage of your essential data.

Features of our high density systems

Typical data centres are designed to support between 4–7kW of power. Though Volta also supports racks requiring 4-7kW, our high-density racks support 10kW+, enabling far more computing to take place within a smaller footprint.

This increases the efficiency and scalability of your IT infrastructure and can result in reduced operating expense.


Cooling for High Density Computing

Volta deploys various row-based cooling solutions across its data halls, enabling the ultimate in flexibility when it comes to rack power density. This system complements the very latest in server technology, while the ability to place high-density racks alongside traditional racks means Volta is fully prepared for the future.

High Density Computing does, however, require extensive cooling. The Volta Data Centres facility is equipped with the very latest cooling technology. Our purpose built, row-based cooling system increases both efficiency and scalability and is designed to handle IT equipment with a peak power density of up to and over 20kW per rack.

We monitor intake temperatures, discharge temperatures, peak loads, and fan speeds in real time. With constantly evolving server technology, this row-based cooling capability future-proofs Volta’s high density colocation, ensuring it can scale with ease to meet rising density requirements.

Advantages of High Density Computing

There are multiple advantages to High Density Computing that range from cost to performance, to sustainability.

Enhanced ROI: Where data centres are designed to operate at high density, the cost per kW is reduced. The denser the computing power that can be stacked in a cabinet, the cheaper the data centre can offer colocation space to the customer.

Better performance: High Density Computing allows customers to achieve the same amount of compute within a smaller footprint. This means that when extra equipment is added, it delivers much more in the way of performance.

Businesses that run applications managing high-intensity workloads, such as cryptocurrency, blockchain, and AI particularly benefit from High Density Computing.

More efficient configuration: Expert high density colocation providers ensure hardware is properly configured, racked properly, and is fitted with airflow augmentation devices where needed.

Greater sustainability: Higher data centre power density actually increases the effectiveness of cooling systems.

Where a high temperature differential exists, more hot air enters the cooling systems and is returned to the hardware at the cold temperatures needed to prevent over-heating.



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