7 Innovative Data Center Designs

From reflective roofs to pods, innovative features have popped up in data centers worldwide this year. Check out these 7 unusual designs.
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Now That's Green

Hewlett-Packard shared this peek at 3 of its own data centers and four customer data centers that break the mold.

Shown here, HP's next generation Wynyard data center, located in northeast England, uses a progressive free-air cooling technology and an energy-efficient and sustainable design that incorporates recycled materials and harvested rainwater.

The facility is designed to operate without chillers for 98 percent of the year, and achieves an average annual PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness ) rating of less than 1.2.

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