Sunday, October 9, 2011

Colocation Firm Waveform Upgrades Michigan Data Center

Inside Waveform's data center in Troy, Michigan

Related Topics: colocation, green hosting, data centers, waveform

(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Colocation provider Waveform Technology ( announced on Thursday it recently made a series of physical upgrades made this summer to the Troy Michigan Data Center.

The upgrades come on the heels of the data center's completion of a SAS 70 audit.

The improvements will provide increased capacity to meet growing demand for data center space, improve service reliability, and maximize energy efficiency.

To meet the growing demand for colocation services, Waveform has added over a half megawatt of uninterruptible power supply capacity and replaced the data center's backup power generator with a new custom-built Kohler full megawatt generator.

Waveform now operates four UPS units, which function independently from each other to allow Waveform to meet increasing requests for fully redundant power feeds, which more than doubles the existing UPS capacity in the Michigan data center.

"We're experiencing a huge growth in the number of new colocation tenants we take on each year," said Waveform spokesperson Noel Montales. "We employ all Liebert UPS units because we believe they offer the best in class reliability and industry leading efficiency."

Liebert UPS operate at 94 percent energy efficiency, making them more efficient than any other battery UPS available.

Additionally, the new generator meets the EPA's tier 3 standard for emissions, improved the energy efficiencyof the previous tier 1 generator.

Waveform now uses only ultralow sulfur fuel, greatly decreasing the amount of sulfur dioxide released during runtime.

A temporary backup generator was deployed during the new generator installation, ensuring that customer equipment was continuously protected in the event of a commercial power outage.

Waveform also added 180 tons of heat rejection capacity to the data center's climate control plant, providing an estimated 10 percent increase to overall energy efficiency and creating a larger cooling reserve for more reliable cooling on hot summer days.

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