Data centres must prepare for summer as 2019 confirmed as hottest ever year in Europe

As data centres continue to see an unprecedented increase in demand – due to more people working from home – added pressure is being placed on critical infrastructure within facilities, according to leading temporary solution provider Aggreko. However, the forthcoming rise in temperature – as seen across Europe during the Easter weekend – must also not be overlooked when it comes to protecting equipment in data centres and preventing downtime during critical periods.

In order to prepare for the summer temperatures, data centres must ensure that they have a robust HVAC and electrical infrastructure to cope with the additional demand, if they haven´t already. The message from Aggreko is that while many companies believe they have a contingency plan in place, quite often this is not regularly updated and therefore may pose further risk in the event of an emergency. Any recent change to personnel or building extension, for example, could jeopardise any existing plan in place

Temporary solutions offer an opportunity to alleviate any potential issues that a data centre may encounter for the exact duration it is required. Saving large amounts of capital cost for building, operating and maintaining permanent supplementary critical infrastructure, data centre operators can take advantage of a cost-effective alternative for the summer months.

»We have seen huge increases in data centre usage over the recent months, as more people work from home and stream media in their homes, and organisations in all industries are working with crucial data for their important work,» says Nick Osborne, Data Centres Specialist at Aggreko. »This high demand is likely to continue and, with temperatures already on the rise and set to continue to do so, we want to make sure data centre operators globally have prepared their facility as we approach the summer.

»At Aggreko, we already work with many data centres across the globe to ensure they have plans in place to mitigate the changing weather and that suitable temporary equipment is in place to alleviate it,» he adds. »Whether it is cooling systems in place to supplement the existing infrastructure for the summer months, or generators to make sure there is enough power to ensure the facility doesn´t reach its limit, we can provide the exact level of equipment for the time that a data centre needs it, making sure there is no downtime in this critical time.»

Working closely with data centre operators and providers, Aggreko´s global data centre team can offer expertise as well as equipment to ensure that there are effective and safe plans in place to ensure hot weather does not cause outages and costly downtime.

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Über die AGGREKO Deutschland GmbH

Aggreko is the world’s largest hire company, and provides temporary power, battery storage, temperate control and testing around the world to meet the ever-growing demands of data centres. Downtime is not an option for data centres, and Aggreko’s support within this market spans the whole life cycle. From construction and planning through to emergency, maintenance and repair, its global team is on hand to support industry.

Harnessing innovation, Aggreko maintains a global reach and supplies portable equipment for a wide range of uses. As it strives to be the greenest rental company in the world, Aggreko always keeps on top of the latest technology and fuel choices, meaning its customers have access to the most efficient hire options for their energy and temperature control needs. From hyperscales through to edge data centres, Aggreko has a wealth of experience and is on hand to provide its fast-track solutions. Operating in almost 100 countries, Aggreko has the unique capability of combining local knowledge and a global service. Whether that’s in the biggest cities, or the most remote areas in the world, Aggreko understands the local challenges and is able to support data centres at any time.

As a global provider, Aggreko is the only rental company able to offer the data centre industry with a standardised fleet, and as it has data centre specialists throughout the world, it can combine local knowledge with a global service. The ability to provide power, heating and cooling will continue to open up opportunity and create potential for individuals, communities, industries and societies all over the world. Together and over time, Aggreko’s services have a big role to play in the data centre market.

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AGGREKO Deutschland GmbH
Barbarastraße 62
46282 Dorsten
Telefon: +49 (2362) 95210
Telefax: +49 (2362) 9521299

Lucy Gordon
Telefon: +34 (620) 065-719
Nick Whitaker
Telefon: +44 (7880) 381-667
Fax: +44 (7880) 381-667
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