Cool things happening at Ark’s new hyperscale data centres by Max Pace, 2nd March 2018

London, England – March 5, 2018 – Ark Data Centres, announced they will be adding further data centres to their existing portfolio, which will deploy indirect air cooling. These new facilities will be available to Ark’s existing client base, their Crown Hosting joint venture and new prospective clients.

Steve Webb – CIO at Ark Data Centres stated “As we target expansion in the hyperscale cloud markets, we will be delivering data centres that utilise indirect air-cooling. This will allow for greater flexibility in the way users can layout their white space. We will also continue to deliver direct air-cooled solutions, thereby enabling our clients to choose a cooling system best-suited to their requirements”

Why indirect air cooling?

The indirect air-cooling system will utilise outdoor air indirectly through a specially designed series of heat exchangers and adiabatic coolers. The system will maintain data centre internal temperatures aligned to client requirements, whilst allowing for variances to further Ark’s already industry leading efficiencies.

Ark’s new facilities will be fit for Cloud and Hybrid Cloud environments, offering high-density capabilities without the need for any modification, whilst maintaining their industry leading PUE figures.

Steve Webb is happy to field questions and can be contacted here.

About Steve Webb, Ark Data Centres CIO

Steve joined Ark in 2008 and now heads up The Office of the CIO, which is responsible for evolving how Ark operates. He brought a wealth of experience to the role having held the position of COO at Affinion International, where he was responsible for operations in Europe, South Africa and Japan. Prior to this, Steve garnered over ten years’ experience in senior management positions with travel company RCI, where he was responsible for strategic planning activities.