Tuesday 1 July 2014
Last week we installed a new conditioning unit. The new unit is larger than the current setup and has a capacity of 26kw. With the new unit we have enough capacity for the near future.
We noticed in may 2014 that the temperatures were rising on the data-floor. This because of the rapid grow.
We installed a cold corridor keeping the cold air trapped in front of the racks. But we noticed that this wasn't enough. The servers in the upper sections of the racks were almost 10 degrees hotter then the servers in the middle of lower section. That is when we decided to order a extra cooling unit.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
InterDC and Trent have agreed on the construction for two new dark fiber connections. The choice for Trent was quickly made because our other supplier is Eurofiber. With a new provider we are less depended on one company.
The new fiber will connect our datacenter via a redundant path to Equinix Enschede. In Equinix we are able to get an connection to Frankfurt Germany. That way the traffic can go two different routes.
With the new fiber we are also able to connect to the ND-IX platform and expanding our services.
The new fiber will be ready in October this year.
Monday 12 May 2014
The temperatures in the cold corridor began slowly to rise. So it was time that we closed the cold corridor, meaning that we place roofs and doors to keep the cold air trapped in front of the servers.
This helped a lot and the temperatures began to drop in front of the racks. Unfortunately we noticed that our current AC unit was not able to produce enough pressure to get the cold air all to the top of the racks. Meaning that the upper sections of the racks was not getting enough cold air and was hotter then the middle and lower sections. We decided to place a order for a new unit, which should arrive in 1 to 2 months.