Newegg

City of Industry, CA

Major E-retailer Turns to DSI to Design and Build Modern and Efficient Data Center with Room for Growth

Newegg Inc., headquartered in the City of Industry, California, is one of the top e-retailers in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 25 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, “how-to” information and customer reviews. Using the site’s online community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other like-minded enthusiasts.

THE CHALLENGE: Existing Data Center Cannot Support Company’s Rapid Growth

The existing data center, located in the building next door, was limited on space and therefore posed a problem for Newegg’s continued growth. It was also having problems providing sufficient cooling for the IT equipment.

THE SOLUTION: Design and Construct a Larger, More Modern and Efficient Data Center

The IT staff at Newegg tasked DSI with building a new 2,600 square foot data center. The new data center was built in a logistics warehouse.

To properly cool the IT load, DSI selected the Liebert DSE pumped refrigerant economization solution that met the California Title 24 requirements for data center energy efficiency. The DSE system operates in free cooling or partial free cooling mode depending upon the outdoor temperatures.

The data center was designed to support Newegg’s future IT requirements. The design consisted of the following.

  • Redundant 250kW UPS systems, each system with redundant battery strings
  • Redundant Power Distribution to the IT load
  • Generator back up
  • Redundant pumped refrigerant economization cooling systems
  • Humidity control
  • Hot Aisle Containment System
  • Fire and Life Safety included Pre-Action sprinklers and FM-200 gaseous fire suppression

Once complete, DSI commissioned the entire system with the UPS, PDU, Automatic Transfer Switch and Fire & Life Safety technicians. Load banks were used to replicate future IT loads, and infrared scanning was used to verify proper electrical and battery connections.

THE RESULTS: A Modern, Energy Efficient Data Center with Room for Future Growth

Data Specialties provided Newegg Inc. with a state-of-the-art data center that meets their current IT requirements and has plenty of room for future expansion as Newegg Inc.’s e-retail business grows.

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