Denver Water Module Data Center
Denver Water opted to build a modular Data Center, built and designed to operate autonomously from other facilities. The modular concept allowed the containers to be built offsite and pre-assembled with all the mechanical, electrical, and telecom infrastructure including cabinets and internal cabling. The modules were delivered and assembled in a day. Upon assembling the roof structure, installing the fiber optic cable, and connecting the system to the adjacent generator and chiller unit, the Data Center was ready for turnover to the client less than 30 days from arrival. The Modular Data Center includes the following: Three (3) Shippable Modules; Space to house 28 data cabinets and a critical IT load of 239 kW; A 320 kVA UPS in an N+1 configuration with cell level battery monitoring; LED lighting; Eight (8) In-Row Chilled Water Coolers in an N+1 Configuration; Redundant Chilled water configuration to allow for cooling from a central plant or redundant chiller; Humidification System in an N+1 Configuration; DDC Building Automation System; Clean Agent Fire Protection System; PUE of 1.16 (when utilizing central plant chilled water). The modular concept provides a separate and secure environment, an ability to easily expand in the future, and autonomy from other operations not compatible with the sensitive operating requirements of a data center. Since the installation is independent from other facilities, Denver Water can migrate new buildings and disconnect other buildings in a timely manner, without the stress of an off-hour cutover. The existing data center is in a building scheduled for removal. The modular concept will allow the new data center to be brought on-line in a timely and coordinated manner. Modular data centers are increasing in popularity for several reasons: Independence from other building construction schedules; Designed specifically for data center operations; Easily expandable by adding additional modules; Improved security with a dedicated access control and video surveillance system; Highly efficient containment system; Ability to meet redundancy requirements; Frees up higher cost square footage; Predictable budget; On-time delivery; A data center designed to meet one’s short and long-term operational objectives.