Power and Protection Advances at Kao Data
Work on the power system at Kao London One data centre is in an advanced state and progressing exactly according to schedule. The Kao Data Campus is concurrently maintainable with UPS in distributed redundant configuration. This combines the benefits of providing complete redundancy to each and every rack position without the full capital cost or operating expenses traditionally seen in data centers. “At Kao we believe that high availability, reliability and energy efficiency are led by strategic design,” says Kao CTO, Gerard Thibault.
To help reduce the risk of human error, the three distributed redundant systems from 11kV to rack are each coloured strikingly differently – Feed A is Amber, Feed B is Blue and Feed C is Cyan. “Kao Data has instilled a “One-Team’ culture throughout design, construction and operational functions. By integrating colours in to the operational strategy and combining it with our strong emphasis and investment in training techniques, both our customers and Kao Data are positioned for the best possible outcomes,” says Paul Finch, COO. “It also means that the people working on the electrical system have a strong visual understanding to help them avoid mistakes and eliminate a common cause of unnecessary downtime.”