Dell Services has opened its new data center in Quincy, Wash., a key component of a global data center expansion to support the company’s push into cloud computing services. The first phase of the project features 40,000 square feet of data center space.
The Dell Western Technology Center is a multi-client facility with redundant network connectivity, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), cooling, utility and back-up emergency power generation. It is built with the largest installation in the U.S. to use a “heat wheel,” also known as a rotary heat exchanger. The heat wheel is a refinement of existing approaches that take advantage of outside air to improve cooling efficiency – which slashes data center power bills by reducing the need to use power-hungry chillers for air conditioning.