Cisco Allen Data Center Interactive Tour

Here is the public link (Below) information around the Cisco Allen Data Center Interactive Tour.  I was so impressed with the wealth of information around the Allen Data Center along with the Richardson and Bangalore Data Centers.  I went through and captured all of these Cisco Allen Data Center pictures (Below) from this Interactive Tour around the Infrastructure and Data Halls 1 and 2.  The Cisco Allen Data Center is certainly cutting edge.   I thought that this would be nice reference material to put together in case anyone wanted further details around the Cisco Allen Data Center.

 

Cisco Allen Data Center Interactive Tour - http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/data_center/flash/dc_experience_cx/index.html

 

Cisco Allen Data Center Interactive Tour - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Nt1z5uM44


Notable Features of the New Cisco Allen Data Center

  

-The building was designed to withstand tornado winds up to 175 mph.

-The UPS room (uninterruptable power supply) room in the 5 megawatt data center uses rotary flywheels, which require little energy to continue in motion and start the diesel generators in case of power loss.

-The data center is cooled by an air-side economizer design, which reduces the need for mechanical chilling by using ambient fresh air when the outside temperature is low enough. Cisco calculates the facility can use filtered, outside un-chilled air 65 percent of the time, saving the company an expected $600,000 per year in cooling costs, while contributing to its corporate green goals.

-Cisco also opted to forego a raised floor environment and use overhead cooling and cable management. The overhead cooling ducts drop air into each cold aisle, where it enters the servers and then is vented through a passive chimney system in the rear of each enclosure and into an overhead return plenum. That’s a change from the design in Richardson, which uses a 36-inch raised floor.

-A lagoon captures rainwater to irrigate the indigenous, drought-resistant landscape plants.

-Solar cells on the roof generate 100 kilowatts of power for the office spaces in the building.

-Cisco has submitted the data center for Gold certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Developed by the U.S. Green Board Council, LEED provides builders with a framework for measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.

-Cisco has designed the Allen data center to achieve a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric of 1.35.


Also Available

Richardson Data Center Virtual Tour - http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/data_center/flash/dc_experience_cx/index.html (Click on the "To Learn More" button)

Bangalore Data Center Virtual Tour - http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/data_center/flash/dc_experience_cx/index.html (Click on the "To Learn More" button)

Cisco IT Data Center Experience - http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ciscoitatwork/data_center/flash/dc_experience_cx/index.html (Click on the "To Learn More" button)


01.1 - Cisco Allen Data Center Key Features


01.2 - Cisco Allen Data Center Interactive Tour


02.1 - Cisco Allen Front


02.2 - Cisco Allen Gates


03.1 - Cable Rooms


03.2 - Entrance Facility


03.3 - Main Distribution Area


04.1 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Cooling


04.2 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Cooling


05.1 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Cabling


05.2 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Cabling


05.3 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Cabling


05.4 - Data Hall 2 - Multi-Tenant


06.1 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology


06.2 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology

 

06.3 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology

 

06.4 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology


06.5 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology


06.6 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology

 

06.7 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology


06.8 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology


06.9 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Technology


07.1 - Data Hall 1 and 2 LED Lights


07.2 - Data Hall 1 and 2 Badge and Finger Print Reader


08.1 - Chiller Room Chillers


08.2 - Chiller Room Pumps

 

08.3 - Chiller Room


09.1 - Air Handler Room


10.1 - Rotary UPS


10.2 - Rotary UPS Engine

 

10.3 - Power Switching

 

10.4 - Service Yard