Duke East Data Center

Increasing Network and Server Capacity
Durham, North Carolina

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.

Tier III

data center

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.


Duke University

Square Footage

12,250 SF


$12.5 million


  • Engineering


  • Education
  • Health and Wellness


  • Southeast