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Sustainable by Design®

To support some of the world’s most critical pieces of infrastructure, you need a resilient solution that can withstand the demand of a digital economy. However, the biggest focus in creating these types of data center architectures continues to revolve around efficiency. In the latest AFCOM State of the Data Center report, we see that trends are indicating a broader focus on performance, density and efficiency. For example, most (62%) report their rack density has increased over the past three years.

The challenge here is that not every digital infrastructure is designed the same. To create efficiency within a data center, it’s important to look at innovation and how new designs are being applied to critical infrastructure.

Efficiency Through Innovation

First, it’s important to look at innovation and how it applies to critical infrastructure. As a leader in the industry, Switch has developed more than 700 patent and patent-pending claims. A breakthrough example of one of these energy efficient data center designs is 100% multi-cabinet heat containment. To ensure the industry’s densest and most efficient exascale digital infrastructure, Switch leverages 100% hot aisle containment chimney pods. Switch’s patented 100% Hot Aisle Containment (T-SCIF) technology is the revolutionary heat containment cabinet system that supports the world’s most efficient cost-saving scalability.

Remember, not only are these designs made to help you run more efficiently, this architecture also helps extend the life of your IT equipment.

Efficiency in the Data Center

To ensure cooling remains as efficient as possible, Switch’s patented exterior wall penetrating multi-mode TSC HVAC technology has revolutionized infrastructure technology cooling. This design allows for unrivaled server density and the world’s highest-rated resiliency. Mounting these units via external wall penetration alleviates the cost of reinforcing the data center roof to support the weight of HVAC equipment while enabling the 100% segregation of hot and cold air in the data center. The exterior location of these components keeps all of the water outside of the data center and does not take up valuable data center floor space.

These innovative and efficient designs have been recognized by the industry as some of the best in the world.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s data centers has become more critical than ever as our digital economy expands,” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “Switch’s data centers are among the most efficient in the industry, and we also commend the company for its use of renewable energy in powering its data centers.”

Switch’s patented designs make its data centers the most efficient in the industry, supported by an industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rate. Since January 1, 2016, Switch is the largest colocation data center provider powering all of its data centers with 100% renewable energy.

 

To learn more about how you can be a part of the most efficient, innovative and sustainable data center ecosystems, be sure to reach out to Switch and ask how you can take advantage of a more sustainable data center design.