NextFort Ventures Chandler, the owner and operator of a first-of-its-kind modular data center, today selected Toshiba (News - Alert) International Corporation to supply highly efficient uninterruptible power systems (UPS) that are to be deployed in NextFort's new 180,000 square foot data center in Chandler, AZ. The power systems are the Toshiba G9000 UPS, Toshiba's flagship series.
Counted among the most efficient and reliable static UPS for powering medium and large data centers, the G9000 UPS is capable of achieving 97 percent efficiency without even using a power save mode. In other words, it offers super-high efficiency while offering 100 percent uptime and power conditioning.
Power efficiency is an important aspect of any data center, but fits particularly well with NextFort 's business model as it further reduces operating costs, passing savings on to customers. Indeed, the company's unique modular approach to the data center offers reduced operating costs by providing each customer with its own turnkey financial-grade data center solution as a completely self-contained environment.
NextFort's Phase 1 launch, scheduled for March, will feature availability of 130,000 square feet of NextFort High-Density Computing Suites (HCS). Each suite is a completely self contained concrete and steel room designed to house up to 20 high-density IT racks for a total load up to 225 KW — or up to 600 watts per square foot. NextFort's HCS' are arranged in clusters with each cluster power by up to five Toshiba G9000 units for an overall power draw of two megawatts per cluster.
This new data center was first announced back in May 2012 and is located in the Chandler Price Corridor, a high-tech hub that has received a lot of attention due to a $5 billion Intel (News - Alert) expansion in the area.
NextFort also recently selected a supplier for the data center's cooling system: Johnson Controls. The innovative free air cooling system developed for the data center is a highly efficient, fully redundant direct expansion air condition cooling system that doesn't require water.
Edited by Brooke Neuman