ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Partners with Schneider Electric and Iceotope to Deliver an Innovative, Sustainable Liquid Cooling Proof of Concept
The proof of concept will be trialled within STT GDC’s R&D Centre of Excellence in Singapore as the data centre operator innovates to achieve sustainability goals
Singapore: 26 April 2022 - ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), one of the fastest growing global data centre operators headquartered in Singapore, announced today that it has partnered with Schneider Electric and Iceotope, leaders in the digital transformation of energy and cooling management respectively, to jointly conduct an immersion liquid cooling proof-of-concept (POC) in Singapore. The objectives of the POC are to explore this emerging technology, future-proof next-generation data centre builds, and reduce both power and water consumption.
“STT GDC is excited to be partnering with Schneider Electric and Iceotope on this POC as we take concrete steps to reduce resource consumption as part of our sustainable data centre framework,” said Daniel Pointon, Group CTO, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. “Liquid cooling technology is no longer a niche implementation but rather a near-term technology that, when scaled, can enable data centres to manage higher power density, reduce energy consumption and yet maintain operational reliability. We look forward to working with Schneider Electric and Iceotope on this exciting technology,” he added.
The POC will leverage cooling specialist Iceotope’s chassis-level precision immersion technology which uses dielectric liquid as a heat transfer medium. The liquids used by Iceotope are touch safe, non-conductive, non-toxic, non-flammable and non-ozone depleting. Using the dielectric fluid as a cooling medium instead of air provides higher thermal transfer capacity and improved efficiency. In addition, with the prospect of all-liquid cooled data centres in the future, this technology promises to reduce the reliance on some of the traditional energy-hungry components of the cooling ecosystem such as chillers and computer room air-conditioning (CRACs) units.
“We are delighted to be able to share the capability of Iceotope’s chassis-level precision immersion cooling with STT GDC and their customers,” said David Craig, Iceotope’s Chief Executive Officer. “Together we are deploying a liquid-cooled solution that brings game-changing savings in the use of water, energy, and space to enterprises driving towards net zero”.
“We are looking forward to supporting STT GDC in their efforts to become an even more sustainable business and continuing to play a key role in mitigating climate change with our customers and partners,” said Michael Kurniawan Iskandar, Secure Power Business VP for Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei Cluster at Schneider Electric. “At Schneider Electric, we have a strong track record of supporting data centre operators with our best-in-class dynamic cooling optimisation solutions that leverage cutting-edge technology such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As an impact company that has always championed sustainability and pioneered green innovations, marrying our expertise with STT GDC’s ambitions was a natural fit,” he added.
As one of the fastest growing operators in the sector, STT GDC maintains a commitment to pushing the boundaries and driving innovations for the industry. This initiative by STT GDC comes in the wake of the unveiling of their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, which was developed in alignment to the objectives and framework set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), and based on a formal process of engagement, established concepts of long-term value creation, recognition of challenges, and adaptation to the specific nuances of the data centre sector. It includes a commitment for the entire Group to achieve carbon-neutral data centre operations by 2030. Today, across various countries and as a Group, 43% of STT GDC’s electricity consumption is already derived from zero-carbon renewable sources.
About ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres is one of the fastest-growing data centre providers, headquartered in Singapore. With a global platform of data centres in the world’s major business markets of over 140 facilities across Singapore, the UK, India, China, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, STT GDC offers a full suite of best-in-class, highly scalable and flexible data centre solutions, connectivity and support services that best meet customers’ current and future colocation needs. For more details, please visit sttelemediagdc.com.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.
Iceotope’s chassis-level precision immersion cooling solutions are engineered to cool the whole IT stack, in every use case, from Hyperscale to the Extreme Edge. Offering up to 96% water reduction, up to 40% power reduction, up to 40% carbon emissions reduction, up to 84% cooling cost reduction, and up to 40% cost reduction per kW of ITE, Iceotope’s precision immersion cooling solutions are game-changing in the design, build and operation of data centres. 100% sealed at chassis level, Iceotope’s liquid cooling solutions offer extreme cooling performance whilst isolating and protecting the critical IT from the surrounding environment and atmosphere. Industry standard form factors allow simple maintenance and hot swapping to be carried out – in any location – with ease, without mess, nor the need for heavy lifting gear. Validated by Schneider, Lenovo, HPE and Avnet, Iceotope’s truly scalable solutions – from one to many – are bringing these game-changing benefits to several of world’s largest hyperscalers, co-locators and enterprises. www.icetope.com
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