RELIABLE, REDUNDANT POWER AND COOLING SYSTEMS
REDUNDANT ISOLATED PATH POWER ARCHITECTURE
In all of its Data Centers, OnRamp employs a Redundant Isolated Path Power Architecture, meaning that all the way from the utility, to our customers’ racks, every piece of critical infrastructure has an exact redundant pair on a parallel, completely separate path. Each path has dedicated equipment including emergency power generation, independent fuel storage, uninterruptable power systems and power distribution systems, all of which remain isolated from equipment along other paths. Using this model, if anything were to happen with any individual piece of equipment, it would affect only one single path. Customers that purchase A+B power from OnRamp can feel secure, knowing that our Redundant Isolated Path Power Architecture provides the highest levels of power critical system redundancy.
ADVANCED COOLING INFRASTRUCTURE
OnRamp’s approach to cooling our Data Centers allows for industry-leading levels of high density computing, with the capability of operating at upwards of 30kW per rack, contiguously. OnRamp utilizes hot aisle/cold aisle configuration with cold aisle containment and delivers cold air and remediates hot air in large plenums, usually overhead. Our cooling approach allows for much greater volumes of cold air than traditional environments, which are typically constrained in total plenum size by average heights of 24 to 36 inches.
OnRamp operates at greater than (n+1) redundancy in our HVAC infrastructure. OnRamp’s HVAC infrastructure is monitored by OnRamp technical staff in Network Operations Centers (NOCs) at each of our Data Centers. OnRamp’s NOC personnel have real-time temperature information available from several points in each rack aisle, and OnRamp maintains the temperatures based on ASHRAE standards at the front of each cold aisle rack. If any of these sensors indicate a temperature approaching the edge of that range, an alarm is triggered within the NOC, and immediate steps are taken to address the situation. In addition to temperature, humidity is monitored and all of OnRamp’s Liebert Units have humidifying technology.