Each data center is completely fitted with
redundancy for precision HVAC, power
and fire detection/suppression systems.
To provide optimum conditions
for equipment operation and minimize
downtime due to equipment failure,
the HVAC system provides appropriate
airflow, temperature and humidity.
Air-cooled package chillers arranged
in N+1 redundancy configuration and
backed up by generator supply is adopted
to provide round-the-clock chilled
water supply to the precision air conditioner
units throughout the IBX center.
Multi-zoned, dry pipe, water-based
fire suppression system with sensory
mechanisms (sniffers) to sample air
and provide alarms prior to pressurization.
Dual alarm (heat and/or smoke) activation
necessary for water pressurization
of system. Water only enters the fire
suppression system in the event of
two cross-zone alarms, and will only
disperse in the event of a broken or
melted sprinkler-head. Any water discharge
will be sprinkler-head specific, which
will limit the potential for damage
caused by over-spray.
Built above sea-level with no
basements, tightly sealed conduits,
moisture barriers on exterior walls,
and dedicated pump rooms; drainage/evacuation
systems; moisture detection sensors.
Location-specific seismic compliance.
Structural systems meet or exceed seismic
design requirements of local building
codes for lateral seismic design forces.
In addition, equipment and nonstructural
components, including cabinets, are
anchored and braced in accordance with
the requirements of the 1997 Uniform