Aruba expands flagship facility to mark third anniversary
The announcement came as Aruba marked three years since the commissioning of its Global Cloud Data Center, the largest campus data center in Italy.
DC-B will have a power of 9MW, divided between three large halls. The DC-C, on the other hand, will be a multi-story data center with four data rooms located on two levels and a fully operational power of 8 MW. In addition, both will be powered by next-generation photovoltaic systems on the walls and on the roof.
Work on the DC-B will be completed by the first half of 2021, while the DC-C is expected to be completed by the first half of 2022.
“Thanks to the investments in the two new data centers and the upgrading of the factories to allow greater self-production of energy from renewable sources, we are pursuing the objective that we set ourselves when the Global Cloud Data Center”, said Stefano Cecconi, CEO of Aruba SpA
“It means making the best technologies available to our customers, while respecting the environment. Today we are adding several new blocks to the technology campus in an effort to keep our carbon footprint negative across the Aruba data center network,” Cecconi added.
With a hydroelectric plant in the area, the Global Cloud Data Center uses both photovoltaic solar panels and hydroelectricity. It also draws energy from geothermal systems, reducing environmental impact.
In the next three months, a new photovoltaic system will be completed on the roof of DC-A, which will be added to the system already in operation on the south wall. In addition, a third turbine will be installed inside the hydroelectric plant. Thanks to these innovations, the clean energy self-generated within the campus will reach a total of approximately 6 MW and, therefore, the advantages of using green energy will benefit all Aruba customers, allowing them to implement conscious and sustainable energy consumption.