Since February, the Data Center 2 (DC2) Team has expeditiously planned and crossed items off the center’s power and cooling renovation list and is now embarking on its last two major projects — a backup chiller and generator.
The team will install a new stand-alone backup chiller to reduce the center’s reliance on a single primary cooling source, and an independent backup generator to reduce the non-data center loads on the existing generator. No significant adverse effects on OIT systems and services are anticipated, as all other DC2 cooling systems will still be in operation.
The team has already replaced the center’s water pumps with chilled water piping to support four new chilled water HVAC units, which replaced the existing air-cooled climate control units.
The seven-month power and cooling renovation is expected to help mitigate risks of future outages in DC2 and will be completed by the end of August. See SysNews for continuing updates on this project.