Speed to market.
An HED master plan goes forward with the first of four buildings for a data center and colocation company.
Quick. Consistent. Reliable.
At 415,000 SF, Building G is the first of four buildings and one of the largest on the campus HED master planned for Digital Realty. To deliver quicker and for less cost, HED developed a repeatable data center module that could be used throughout the campus.
The module had to be flexible and use standard mechanical and electrical system components so they could be purchased and delivered to the site quickly. Each module consists of a 10,000 SF data hall with associated power and cooling to support 1,200kW of IT capacity. The modules can link and stack to generate large, flexible, consistent data center buildings. Three different cooling technologies were tested with no dimensional change to the module.
The economy of design was taken to the exterior as well. Tilt-wall construction surrounds 22 data centers. A steel frame structure clad with a glass curtain wall and metal panels connote the lobby, offices and customer amenities at the perimeter.