Fujitsu plans sustainable datacentre in Perth

Fujitsu plans sustainable datacentre in Perth

Planned Perth datacentre to become Fujitsu's second sustainable facility in Australia

Fujitsu Australia will build a second environmentally sustainable datacentre

Fujitsu Australia will build a second environmentally sustainable datacentre

Fujitsu Australia has announced plans to build its second environmentally sustainable datacentre in Perth by 2010.

The datacentre will make use of hybrid cooling systems and ultrasonic humidifiers to reduce energy consumption. It will cover 8000sqm including 3000 sqm of Tier 3 raised floors.

Fujitsu Australia head of sustainability, Alison O’Flynn, said the vendor had five datacentres across the country. Sydney was its other sustainable facility.

“We’re reviewing all our datacentres and looking for ways to retrofit them to be more sustainable,” O’Flynn said. “The Sydney datacentre was a retrofit, and launched in line with our strategy to lead the market and offer our customers the most sustainable services we can.”

O’Flynn said Fujitsu Australia took a number of measurements into account when designing the sustainable datacentres. They included energy reduction savings, lighting, and environmental accounting. Fujitsu also complied with standards set by The Green Grid, a global initiative that works to improve energy efficiency in datacentres and business ecosystems.

“Our parent company has been on the Dow Jones sustainability index since its inception in 1999, so we’ve been committed to doing what we can to be sustainable, both internally and with our customers for quite some time now,” he said.

Construction of the datacentre will begin in August 2009.

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