Netwise stays cool by using EcoCooling for its brand new East London data centre
15th September 2020
Long-time customer Netwise has chosen EcoCooling to be the cooling provider for its new state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot data centre. Named Netwise London East (NLE), the new facility is due to launch in 2021 and is the third private design and build project for Netwise in its 10-year history.
Following successful installations in its existing London South and London Central facilities, EcoCooling was very pleased to hear that Netwise wanted to collaborate again and install the latest internally fitted CloudCooler range.
Why Netwise chooses EcoCooling
Having extensive experience using EcoCooling equipment across its two existing facilities, Netwise is confident in not only the efficiency of the CloudCooler equipment but also the performance. This latest facility will be home to 256 rack footprints across four data halls, so effective cooling will be of utmost importance in ensuring service level agreements are adhered to while maintaining power effectiveness. As part of a phased installation, EcoCooling will work alongside Netwise to ensure units are onsite and ready as the project dictates, with 28 coolers to be installed in total.
As with its previous builds, Netwise strives to opt for the latest hyper-efficient technologies and by selecting EcoCooling’s internal evaporative coolers, they will achieve a PUE of as low as 1.05. This world-class level of efficiency is not only more environmentally friendly but it ensures Netwise can offer customers excellent value for money due to reduced operational costs compared to other London based data centres.
The ECT10800 CloudCooler units that Netwise has chosen for this project use the same evaporative cooling principles as found in the EcoCooling units in its two other facilities. The units are part of EcoCooling’s CloudCooler range, which is specifically designed for data centres. Manufactured as a modular and therefore scalable unit, the CloudCooler combines free cooling with evaporative cooling and humidification for facilities ranging from 5kW to 50MW. What makes the CloudCooler solution most appealing is its simplicity from installation through to maintenance, which helps to make it one of the lowest total cost of ownership solutions available.
Alan Beresford, Managing Director of EcoCooling says it is brilliant to see how “Matthew Butt (Managing Director of Netwise) and his team at Netwise have totally embraced the environmental and economic advantages of using evaporative cooling in their data centres.”
Going the extra mile for Netwise
Knowing that this project was on the cards, EcoCooling’s R&D team used it as the stimulus to complete the planned upgrades to the ECT10800 units. This means that Netwise will be the first to benefit from our latest units that boast a renewed and upgraded control system using a Carel interface, which offers additional functionality.
EcoCooling values the relationships it has with customers and will always work with organisations to ensure the right solution for them. For Netwise, this means its teams can concentrate on the more challenging elements of what is a complex build as they know that the cooling element is under control.
Talking about the latest installation, Matt Seaton, Senior Manager at Netwise said: “We’ve used EcoCooling’s evaporative systems ever since building our first private data centre back in 2011 and couldn’t be happier to continue that relationship as we fit-out our latest facility. Their cooling technologies allow us to maintain our position as one of Europe’s most efficient data centre operators, something we’re very proud of. We work extremely closely with the design and engineering team at EcoCooling, which means we’ve never been limited to ‘off the shelf’ products that aren’t necessarily a perfect fit. The entire Netwise team is very excited to see our new system come online in early 2021!”
The ongoing partnership with Netwise demonstrates EcoCooling’s ability to build long-lasting relationships with customers and we’re pleased to be a part of the latest Netwise build project.
Netwise has been documenting the build of their latest facility in its Build Blog, in which EcoCooling features on Weeks 18 and 19. Click here to check it out.
To find out more about EcoCooling’s data centre cooling solutions click here.