Energy-efficient cooling upgrade announced for CoreSite facilities


Hybrid IT solutions provider, CoreSite, has announced that it will now serve customers in its Boston data centre facility with a highly energy-efficient cooling system that will save an estimated eight million kilowatt-hours each year. The equipment upgrade is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to deploy efficient power and cooling best practices throughout its portfolio of data centres.

CoreSite’s Boston data center, or BO1, which borders Cambridge and Boston’s central business district, has a new chiller plant consisting of three chillers with magnetically levitated centrifugal compressors where each lineup functions independently. The upgraded chiller plant also includes a series-integrated plate heat exchanger for partial to full economisation. This more efficient cooling system improves the site power usage effectiveness (PUE), decreasing the building energy consumed relative to CoreSite’s customers’ IT power use.

“As a multitenant colocation provider, we deliver cooling based on the varying power densities customers need,” said Brian Warren, CoreSite’s senior vice president of development and product engineering.

“Regardless of the density of the compute environments, this new plant allows us to design specific solutions to meet each of our customer’s unique requirements. Just like this upgrade to the cooling system in our Boston market, we continually look for opportunities throughout our data centre portfolio to implement efficiency practices as we continue on our sustainability journey.”

CoreSite says that it monitors air flow around each of its facilities and determines how best to leverage outside air when possible to more efficiently cool its facilities. In Boston and other campuses, CoreSite is able to use outside air for free cooling up to 60 per cent of the time.

With more than 253,000 square feet of space, CoreSite’s Boston data centre is positioned to provide low-latency connectivity to a diverse customer base including financial, technological and educational enterprises, with native cloud onramps to AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute.

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