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University of Aberdeen Freecool® Evaporative Fresh Air Cooling Project

28th, April 2012

The University of Aberdeen’s current data centre located within the Edward Wright Building is based on legacy technology which consumes thousands of kilowatt hours of electricity per year. As part of a joint venture the Edward Wright facility will be upgraded to create a state-of-the-art Shared Resource Services data centre facility for local education establishments.

Workspace Technology recommended their Freecool® range of products and services which are proven to deliver exceptional PUE performance levels. The Freecool® solution by Workspace Technology out performs the nearest conventional free cool based solution by more than 15%.

Freecool® by Workspace Technology will deliver energy savings in excess of £100K per annum. It is estimated the once the solution has been deployed it will deliver savings in excess of £500,000 over the next 5 year compared to the current technology.

Managing Director Roy Griffiths commented “this is an exciting project that truly establishes our position as the UK’s leading expert in data centre evaporative fresh air cooling technology.

Unlike conventional cooling systems where electrical consumption is reduced by increasing the room temperature, Freecool® frugal power consumption will deliver lower temperatures without a compromise to power consumption.  We will be working closely with the University to demonstrate that Freecool® is indeed “free” by showing how lower operating temperatures will in turn reduce fan power consumption within server equipment.”

Workspace Technology is working with an ever increasing number public and private sector clients realising their vision to deliver true free cooling within their data centre environment.

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