IBM has opened a 60,000-square-foot data center in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. Part of a $362 million investment, the data center ultimately will total 100,000 square feet, says ITProPortal.
The data center, which will be used to dispense cloud computing and other services, was built using IBM's "Project Green" technology. Commenting on the new data center, Joe Dzaluk, IBM's vice president of infrastructure and resource management at the Global Technology Services division said:
What we tried to do here is have a data center that is more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent than anything we have done before.
The data center uses sensor technology that monitors temperature, humidity, air flow and circuits that are integrated into the facility's IT systems and management, according to Computerworld. The data center also will use outside air to cool radiators and chill water for the better part of the year. Dzaluk expects the facility to have a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) ratio of 1.2 to 1.3.