Colovore’s High Density Colocation – A Coming Shift

Santa Clara, CA: Colovore has been mentioned in Data Center Frontier article “The Density Debate: Is Cooling Door Adoption a Sign of Coming Shift?

According to Data Center Frontier, over the past decade, there have been numerous predictions of the imminent arrival of higher rack power densities. Yet extreme densities remain limited, primarily seen in high performance computing (HPC) and specialty processing such as bitcoin mining. The team from Colovore believes data centers will be denser, and the shift will accelerate over the next few years. The colocation specialist believes it is on the front edge of a broader move to denser server cabinets, driven in part by a generational change in IT teams.

“When we came to market last year, people weren’t buying the density yet,This year, everyone’s base requirement is 10kW at a minimum. It’s really flipped.” Sean Holzknecht, the co-founder and President of Colovore.

Data Center Frontier concludes that Colovore’s cooling doors allow several significant changes in data center design. They attach to the back of a cabinet, and use the server fans within the rack to provide airflow through the unit, pushing hot air through the door-based coil that cools the air and returns it to the room at close to the same temperature as the air entering the rack.

“The revenue per cabinet is so much more than the additional cost to build per cabinet,” said Peter Harrison, the CTO of Colovore and a co-founder along with Holzknecht and CFO Ben Coughlin. “I think we’ll start seeing more colo providers using this technology. We’re definitely early adopters. The acceptance will be accelerating.”

The full article on Colovore’s high density colocation offering can be downloaded here.

About Colovore
Colovore was founded in 2012 by an experienced group of colocation, data center, and IT infrastructure executives. With power densities of 20 kW per rack and a pay-as-you-grow pricing model, we offer colocation the way you want it: cost-efficient, scalable, and robust. Colovore is backed by industry leaders including Digital Realty Trust. For more information please visit www.colovore.com

About Data Center Frontier
Data Center Frontier charts the future of data centers and cloud computing. We write about what’s next for the Internet, and the innovations that will take us there.