Client Story: Data Exchange

Client Story: Data Exchange

Data Exchange
Justin Kellerman - Data Exchange
"Receiving our Uptime Institute TIER-Ready Award has validated Data Exchange’s modular colocation facility design, engineering and build principles. It reinforces our view regarding how the data centres of the future should be planned and constructed."

Justin Kellerman
Chief Technical Architect
Data Exchange

Data Exchange

The Data Exchange Difference

We entered the market with a disruptive idea that we believe will shake up the data centre industry globally and set about designing and engineering a solution that would enable us to build highly resilient colocation facilities quickly and cost effectively using pre-fabricated modular solutions.

Critical to this design was to ensure that we maintained the same level of resiliency and uptime as traditional brick and mortar builds. Being a vertically integrated manufacturer allowed us to develop the foundations of the design in-house while working closely with our supply chain to source cutting-edge infrastructure to fit out our various modules that make up our TIER-Ready clusters.

Manufacturing and integrating all the modules at our Perth manufacturing facility allows us to control supply and maintain strict quality standards while being able to ramp up production as and when required, significantly reducing costs compared to traditional builds.

At DXN we believe that our Uptime TIER-Ready award is the first step in our market disruption and will shape the future of data centre design and construction.

The Solution

Our design and engineering of the solution was defined by four main objectives: Availability, simplicity, ease of replication and adaptability. We set about designing a solution which satisfied all four of these objectives and allowed us to deploy our clusters and supporting infrastructure anywhere in the world significantly quicker than traditional builds.

Availability was led by our 2N or N+N electrical architecture, which provided us maximum availability during our staged build-outs and the highest possible level of redundancy for power. It also allowed us to easily move from N+1 to N+N or 2N mechanical architecture for a TIER-Ready Tier IV solution.

Simplicity was led by the need to be able to adapt easily to various geographical locations and existing building layouts while balancing availability and cost of deployment.

Ease of replication was defined by the need to be able to construct the modules quickly and efficiently resulting in quicker deployment and operational status.

Adaptability was required to satisfy any unique customer requirements, a pillar of our business model.

Design review at Data Exchange

Data Exchange underwent a rigorous design review process with Uptime Institute to ensure compliance to all Tier objectives before being awarded our Tier-Ready III and TIER-Ready IV awards.

Uptime Institute’s team was extremely professional and helpful and provided clear and concise reports during our design review process and were always on hand to provide the necessary support we required.

The Outcome

We believe our solution has not only set about achieving all four of these objectives but has also provided us with further particular characteristics which differentiate our data centres from traditional builds.

The additional physical layer of security offered by our facility modules, each cluster being independent of the next and our ability to modify or adapt our design as new technologies come online in the future allows us to be agile and not locked in to a specific design solution for the lifetime of the data centre are some of the additional benefits that were realised during the design and engineering process.

We can deploy our data centres rapidly anywhere in the world for significantly reduced capex while offering the ability to extend capacity as and when it is required.

Receiving our Uptime Institute TIER-Ready Award has validated our modular colocation facility design, engineering and build principles. It highlights our attitude regarding how the data centres of the future should be planned and constructed.

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