Energy efficiency makeover for Turkish data centre

Energy efficiency makeover for Turkish data centre

Italy’s Sparkle has announced the completion of the expansion and renovation of its Istanbul Data Centre with the adoption of state-of-the-art energy-efficient equipment.

The company, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, was the first in Turkey to introduce Lithium-ion batteries in its premises in 2018, becoming the first Green Data Centre in the country. Located in Yenibosna and served by Sparkle’s Tier 1 global IP Transit service Seabone, it is one of the largest open colocation facilities in Turkey, featuring advanced technologies and sophisticated monitoring systems.

In the last year the facility has been completely restructured and expanded, with an additional 300 square metres of white space area; moreover, several energy-related interventions have been carried out to improve the data centre’s environmental sustainability, reliability and efficiency while providing additional power and space to new and existing customers.

Updates included replacement of the power system with the adoption of energy-efficient technologies for all its components– medium and low voltage transformers, generators, uninterruptible power supplies and batteries – and the introduction of a new cooling system able to increase capacity by 40 per cent while reducing consumption by 14 per cent.

In the light of our recent news item about the GSMA’s work on a mobile industry climate action roadmap, news of energy efficiency in the energy-hungry data centre world is certainly timely. As, Sparkle points out, data centres consume more than 2 per cent of the world’s electricity.

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