Intelligent Data Centres Issue 33 | Page 37

FEATURE of cooling for different customers , such as changing the cooling methodology to high-density cooling for specific solutions or layouts depending on how the organisation wants their equipment managed , which includes optimal temperature , humidity and PUE targets .
Sustainability is becoming an undeniable business imperative as the focus on global warming , temperature change and scarcity of resources gathers pace . A recent survey of 200 global executives by sustainability consulting firm , ENGIE Impact , found that while sustainability was a priority for 45 % of them today , this figure will rise to 75 % in the next five years . This highlights how crucial it is to incorporate sustainable solutions into the construction of new data centres as businesses look to maximise energy efficiency across the supply chain .
At Macquarie Data Centres , sustainability is a fundamental consideration in our design from the embedded energy in our choice of materials to the efficiency of the mechanical and electrical plant we select . Ongoing advances in technology and design innovation continue to afford opportunities for greater efficiency . An understanding of climatic considerations in Australia has had a huge influence on the way we tune our systems , from the temperatures of our chilled water to the energy-efficient features we embed into our designs . Ultimately , this translates into efficiency for our customers , energy utilisation and long-term sustainability .
Physical and logical security
The security of information is paramount to our customers and is one of the pillars on which modern facilities must be built , starting with the physical elements . Our facilities are designed to be highly secure and intruder-resistant with multiple layers of physical access control to meet the most stringent government security controls and compliance frameworks , including ISO27001 , PCI and SOC2 .
Logical security has also been considered , from the systems that support our facilities www . intelligentdatacentres . com