NextFort Selects Cummins Power Generation for Distributed Redundant Backup Power Systems
Parallel Configuration Enables Maximum Efficiency and Reduced Operating Costs Compared to Conventional Data Center Approaches
PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- NextFort Ventures Chandler, LLC, owner and operator of a first-of-its-kind modular data center, today announced the selection of Cummins, Inc., a global power leader, as the provider of a highly efficient distributed redundant backup power system in NextFort's new 180,000 square foot data center set to open in March.
NextFort's unique approach requires a distributed parallel configuration and advanced control systems for power and cooling systems. NextFort chose Cummins for its expertise as a leading provider of diesel and gas-powered generator sets, transfer switches and paralleling systems for standby / emergency power, prime power, peak power, distributed power and co-generation.
NextFort is installing Cummins generators in 5 megawatt N+1 redundant distributed parallel generator set cluster configuration (five generators in each). This facilitates NextFort's focus on reduced operating costs associated with its modular approach that provides each customer with its own turnkey, financial grade data center solution as a completely self-contained environment. Customers benefit from flexibility and scalability in how they deploy modular units of data center capacity underpinning their businesses and customer-facing services. This includes NextFort's emphasis on maximum energy efficiency throughout the data center further reducing operating costs.
NextFort's Phase 1 launch in March will unveil 130,000 sq. ft. of NextFort High-Density Computing Suites (NextFort HCS). These are completely self-contained, all concrete and steel rooms designed to house up to 20 high-density IT racks for a total IT load up to 225KW (up to 600 watts/sq. ft.). Future expansion calls for 50,000 square feet of modular data center space for additional HCSs that can be rapidly deployed.
About Cummins Power Generation
Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is a global leader dedicated to increasing the availability and reliability of electric power around the world. With more than 90 years of experience, the company's global network of distributors in more than 190 countries delivers innovative solutions for any power need -- commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential. Visit them at www.cumminspower.com
NextFort is the owner and operator of a first-of-its-kind modular data center located in Chandler, Arizona. Focused on the design, construction and operation of energy efficient, highly modular, and ultra secure data centers, NextFort has created an innovative design which facilitates the deployment by our customers of modern, high-density computing infrastructure services such as cloud computing. For more information visit us at http://www.nextfort.com
Carter B. Cromley