Aberdeen gets £7m green datacentre

A £7m state-of-the-art facility in Aberdeen is raising the bar for green datacentres.

A £7m state-of-the-art facility in Aberdeen is raising the bar for green datacentres.

The site, for internet service provider IFB, is believed to be one of only four sites in the UK to carry Uptime Institute Tier III certification, which stipulates 99.998% uptime - equivalent to 90 minutes downtime per year.

Located in Aberdeen, the 1,4000-square-foot datacentre is being developed in partnership with Dell, which will provide the technology best practice and infrastructure design.

It will offer low power consumption and self generation of power from low-carbon-footprint sources. It will not use traditional uninterruptible power supplies, which are considered inefficient. The datacentre will also reuse the heat its servers generate.

Maggie McGinlay, regional director for Scottish Enterprise, said, "Scotland has a leading edge in many digital technologies. The IFB datacentre will attract clients from across the world to Scotland and form part of a bigger Naturally Cool initiative undertaken by Scotland IS and others."

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