After significant growth, Xfernet, a Los Angeles-based colocation, needed to migrate its facility into a 14,000 square foot data center space with shallow raised floors, low ceilings and a limited footprint for new cooling equipment.
At its current 200 watts per square foot, the company needed to reduce the physical white space of the data center to achieve higher rack densities. The white space was then constrained to 10,000 square feet to enable double the rack density at 4-5 kW per cabinet (20 square feet per rack).
At those densities, adding more air conditioning to the room would not be a cost-effective option, particularly in the long term. Read this case study describing how the company was able to double rack densities and increase operational efficiency.