Sun Data Center
Santa Clara, California
With the goal of consolidating systems on its Santa Clara campus and an aggressive energy efficiency mandate, Sun Microsystems (now a part of Oracle) turned to Glumac to lead its data center design. In a period when energy efficiency was often overlooked in data centers due to concerns over performance, Glumac’s engineering team was able to turn those perceptions around and implement several innovative sustainable systems.
The data center features air-side economization using outside air to deliver cooling 75 percent of the time, while high chilled water temperatures enable chillers to run at greater efficiencies. Hot aisle containment, pulling high temperature air away from server corridors without circulating it back into the space helps optimize the high-density layout of the facility. All told, the efficiencies put in place by Glumac helped the facility drop its energy costs by an estimated $1.1 million.
Size: 55,000 sf
Completion Date: 2007