Menu
Facebook and Emerson to build prototype "rapid deployment datacentre"

Facebook and Emerson to build prototype "rapid deployment datacentre"

The pilot is a bid to build one of world's most sustainable datacentres

Facebook has partnered Emerson Network Power to develop and build a prototype for the company's next generation of datacentres.

Luleå 2 will be the pilot for Facebook’s new “rapid deployment datacentre” (RDDC).

Facebook’s RDDC incorporates a number of modular design elements, including pre-fabricated materials and on-site assembly, to enable an increase in the speed of deployment and reduction in material use.

Luleå 2 will span about 125,000 sq ft, and Emerson will deliver over 250 shippable modules, including power skids, evaporative air handlers, a water treatment plant, and datacentre superstructure solutions.

It will be built next to Facebook’s first datacentre building in Luleå, which came online in June 2013.

Like its predecessor, Luleå 2 will be one of the most efficient and sustainable datacentres in the world, according to a company statement, powered by 100 percent renewable energy and featuring the latest in Open Compute Project server, storage, mechanical, and electrical designs.

Emerson Network Power, global business leader, Scott Barbour, said the company had worked with Facebook to understand their wants and needs.

"We collectively developed an integrated, cost-effective, tailored solution,” said

“This collaboration with Facebook illustrates our competencies in modular construction and showcases next-generation thinking.

"Emerson is able to deliver innovative, global, turnkey datacentre solutions comprising design, construction, critical infrastructure equipment, building management system, and services.”

Facebook director of datacentre design, Jay Park, said, “Because of our relentless focus on efficiency, we are always looking for ways to optimise our datacentres including accelerating build times and reducing material use,” he said.

“We are excited to work with Emerson to pilot the RDDC concept in Luleå and apply it at the scale of a Facebook datacentre.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Facebookemerson network powerjay parkLuleåScott Barbourdirector of datacentre designglobal business leader

Events

EDGE 2024

Register your interest now for EDGE 2024!

Featured

Slideshows

How MSPs can capitalise on integrating AI into existing services

How MSPs can capitalise on integrating AI into existing services

​Given the pace of change, scale of digitalisation and evolution of generative AI, partners must get ahead of the trends to capture the best use of innovative AI solutions to develop new service opportunities. For MSPs, integrating AI capabilities into existing service portfolios can unlock enhancements in key areas including managed hosting, cloud computing and data centre management. This exclusive Reseller News roundtable in association with rhipe, a Crayon company and VMware, focused on how partners can integrate generative AI solutions into existing service offerings and unlocking new revenue streams.

How MSPs can capitalise on integrating AI into existing services
Access4 holds inaugural A/NZ Annual Conference

Access4 holds inaugural A/NZ Annual Conference

​Access4 held its inaugural Annual Conference in Port Douglass, Queensland, for Australia and New Zealand from 9-11 October, hosting partners from across the region with presentations on Access4 product updates, its 2023 Partner of the Year awards and more.

Access4 holds inaugural A/NZ Annual Conference
Show Comments