Jaguar Land Rover Case Study
Containerised HPC data centre
Jaguar Land Rover is a company that brings together two much loved, highly prestigious British car brands. After Tata Motors acquired Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford in 2008, it merged the two marques into a single company and its success has flourished, with memorable vehicles and innovative technologies that add to a long-lasting legacy.
Advanced design, engineering and technology have all played a part in Jaguar Land Rover’s success over the years. The company invests more in research and development than any other manufacturing company in the UK, which has allowed our thousands of worldclass engineers to develop world-class innovations. It is these breakthroughs that Jaguar Land Rover can rely on to build better performing vehicles, lower our environmental impact and inspire customers.
In 2011 Jaguar Landrover required a high density HPC data centre to expand on of their existing data centres in UK, Due to space restrictions this was to be deployed in 3 phases within 40 foot containers. Each container was to house 17 cabinets with a cooling capacity of 10-30kW per cabinet. Therefore cooling for this project was the priority as there was no false floor, an extremely small footprint and a serious heat issue with such high densities.
Our Spanish partners AST Modular supplied, populated and commissioned the containers specifying the ColdLogik rear cooler as the only viable cooling solution for this project.
USystems supplied 17 x USpace ColdLogik compliant server cabinets complete with C12 rear coolers which were deployed within a 40ft container.
In total 3 containers (3 phases) each with an identical solution were successfully commissioned for this project enabling the Jaguar Land Rover HPC data centre to be housed in available ‘brown field’ space.
The containers were built and populated in Spain – USystems delivered their racks and rear coolers directly there and once returned in their to the UK site were commissioned by their excellent team of engineers.