Hot Aisle Containment Reduces Power Consumption, Boosts Sustainability in Basefarm’s New, Mission Critical Data Center


Basefarm, a leading, global IT hosting and colocation services provider, partnered with Chatsworth Products (CPI) to build Oslo, Norway’s largest green data center—Basefarm Oslo 5.

Basefarm implemented CPI’s Build To Spec (BTS) Kit Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) Solution and GF-Series GlobalFrame® Gen 2 Cabinet Systems to provide unparalleled levels of sustainability and reliability.
Integral to the data center’s design was the state-of-the-art, ‘Air-to-Air’ cooling system, which was designed to deliver high levels of cooling with exceptionally low power consumption. This innovative cooling technology demanded a containment strategy that could effectively manage the separation of hot exhaust air from cold intake air.
CPI’s cabinets and aisle containment, enabled Basefarm to eliminate hot spots, support four times higher heat and power densities and effectively utilize 100 percent of supplied air and reduce chilled air waste.

“The brief for the new site was to create the most energy efficient data center in Oslo,” said Ketil Hjort Elgethun, Senior System Consultant, Basefarm. “Cooling was a key factor in the design, so we set out to find an airflow containment and cabinet package that could maximize the return on our cooling equipment and provide a thermal solution for all the racks and cabinets within, while being flexible and easy to use.”