The data center's 6,800 square feet of raised floor supports 285 network and server racks at various power densities.

Duke East Data Center

Durham, NC

Increasing Network and Server Capacity

Part of the Duke University and Duke University Health System, the tier III data center houses 285 network and server racks that store student records, patient records, and medical images. We designed the center's mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural components and analyzed failure mode effects to verify redundancy, failure modes, and monitoring capabilities.

Multiple active power and cooling distribution paths with N+1 redundancy ensure system availability and 99.982 percent uptime to IT equipment in the event of component failure. Our design includes capacity for 183 network and server racks at 4kW/rack power density and 77 server racks at 9kW/rack power density—more than twice the capacity of any data center within Duke University or Duke University Health System.

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Tier III

data center

Dual A/B bus 2,250 kVA

uninterruptable power supply system

Services

  • Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing

Markets

  • Institutional
  • Healthcare
  • Education

Regions

  • Southeast
  • Duke East Data Center
  • education
  • institutional
  • healthcare
  • MEP

Location

Durham, NC

Completion Date

2009

Owner/Client

Duke University

Square Footage

12,250 SF

Cost

$12.5 million