Innovative solution expected to enable Facebook to quickly add capacity at its data center sites
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€“ Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced that it is working with Facebook to design and deploy the companyâ€™s second data center building in LuleĂĄ, Sweden.
â€śLuleĂĄ 2â€ť will be the pilot for Facebookâ€™s new â€śrapid deployment data center,â€ť (RDDC), which was designed and developed in collaboration with Emerson Network Powerâ€™s data center design team. Facebookâ€™s RDDC incorporates a number of modular design elements, including pre-fabricated materials and on-site assembly, to enable an increase in the speed of deployment and reduction in material use.
â€śWe worked with Facebook to understand their wants and needs, and we collectively developed an integrated, cost-effective, tailored solution,â€ť said Scott Barbour, global business leader of Emerson Network Power. â€śThis collaboration with Facebook illustrates our competencies in modular construction and showcases next-generation thinking. Emerson is able to deliver innovative, global, turnkey data center solutions comprising design, construction, critical infrastructure equipment, building management system, and services.â€ť
â€śBecause of our relentless focus on efficiency, we are always looking for ways to optimize our data centers including accelerating build times and reducing material use,â€ť said Jay Park, director of data center design, Facebook. â€śWe are excited to work with Emerson to pilot the RDDC concept in LuleĂĄ and apply it at the scale of a Facebook data center.â€ť
LuleĂĄ 2 will span approximately 125,000 sq. ft. and Emerson will deliver over 250 shippable modules, including power skids, evaporative air handlers, a water treatment plant, and data center superstructure solutions. It will be built next to Facebookâ€™s first data center building in LuleĂĄ, which came online in June 2013. Like its predecessor, LuleĂĄ 2 will be one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in the world, powered by 100 percent renewable energy and featuring the latest in Open Compute Project server, storage, mechanical, and electrical designs.
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