Etix Everywhere, a Thailand-based data center operator, has announced plans to double its ETIX Bangkok #1 data center capacity after its official launch one year ago to comply with the new international customer demand while conforming the requirements in terms of design and also in terms of environmental sustainability.
The new phase of the development is going to add another 400 racks and 1.5 MW of capacity to the data center and will be live by Q4 this year.
The design of the data center uses ETIX standard technical design to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. With a PUE of 1.3 and a solar farm of 830 kWp installed on the roof to generate its own electricity, the CO2 emissions of the data center have been reduced by 35%.
The colocation market in Thailand has seen over the past months major international public cloud providers setting up their presence in the country. This new incoming demand sees some very strict requirements in terms of design and also in terms of environmental sustainability.
With this new 1.5 MW module and its solar rooftop, ETIX Bangkok #1 currently provides the most energy-efficient data center available in Thailand using renewable energy sources. This new technical module will double the colocation capacity of ETIX Bangkok #1 and at the same time will reduce its carbon footprint by 35%.
In January, Supernap also unveiled its very first solar project to power its data center. The solar farm was constructed near to Supernap’s data center facilities, which are situated in the Economic Eastern Corridor (EEC), beyond the floodplain of Bangkok and next to the international network landing station with connections to all of Thailand.
Considering how much electricity data centers use and how much it costs to run them, adding renewable energy to an energy-efficient infrastructure is essential for long-term sustainability.