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HP takes flexible approach to data centre design

New HP Flexible Data Centre design process can cut capital requirement by half

HP takes flexible approach to data centre design
The Flexible Data Centre uses a 'butterfly' layout, with computing modules arranged around a central administration block.

HP has introduced a new design for building enterprise scale data centres which it says can cut capital requirements for build out by half.

The new HP Flexible Data Centre (HP Flexible DC) design relies on a standard, modular approach to designing and building data centres, which is more energy and resource efficient.

The HP Flexible DC uses a butterfly-fly shaped design, with four prefabricated quadrants centred on an administrative core. Through use of industrial components, building time and cost can be kept lower, while sections have been designed for optimal power and cooling efficiency.

The design includes different options for power and cooling, including air cooling systems, rather than water-cooled mechanical systems, which can drastically reduce the amount water and power used.

The new approach data centres are being offered by HP's Critical Facilities Services, which provides consulting and design engineering and architecture services, and will work with customers to assess, plan and implement solutions to meet their data centre requirements.

Kevin Miller, customer project manager, Critical Facility Services HP Middle East commented: "Clients, such as financial service providers, government entities, and cloud and co-location hosts, will find the scalable and modular nature of HP Flexible DC a compelling option. HP can help clients innovate the way they build and operate a greenfield data centre for greater savings over its life span."

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