Data Centres: Market Archetypes and Case Studies

May 9, 2014

This Deliverable has two parts.

The first part is a study of the Data Centre market. The most general characteristics of Data Centres are defined. Based on these characteristics,  Data Centres archetypes are described in terms of function, size and surroundings. Finally, Data Centres are analysed based on their technical aspects of energy consumption, energy efficient technologies, and the mechanical and electrical infrastructure.

The second part provides an overview of the Data Centre reference projects that will be used in cases studies throughout the project for development and validation of the RenewIT tool. These case studies are mapped onto the Data Centre archetypes matrix, providing an overview of the representativeness of the case studies.

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