- Case Study
- CFD Modelling
- Location | UK
- Size | 600 Racks
This Global financial organisation, with headquarters based in London, provides financing and risk management services to a number of large companies, institutions and government clients.
With offices in almost 30 countries around the world and employing over 20,000 people, ensuring that all data centre are operating to their full potential is a key operational strategy.
The Client invited us two existing, state-of-the-art data halls, each with a floor area of over 1,500m2 and containing over 300 racks.
Sudlows were engaged to explore the possibility of increasing the amount of IT equipment that could be contained within each data hall, without additional mechanical plant.
The critical nature of the data centres necessitated a non-invasive approach that guaranteed zero downtime and minimised operational risk.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology was used to assess the cooling airflow available to each new and existing rack, providing the client with key information about the maximum airflow consumption each rack could potentially support.