NEXTDC and EngineRoom partner to bring world-leading data centre cooling technology to market

Nov 23, 2021


BRISBANE, Australia – 24 November 2021. NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT), Australia’s leading data centre services provider, and EngineRoom, an Australian data consultancy and specialist high-performance computing (HPC) service provider, have announced a new partnership to bring world-leading HYDRA liquid immersion cooling solutions to the local market.

This new revolutionary technology significantly increases the output and energy efficiency of data-intensive compute, when compared to traditional air-cooling used in privately owned, and most colocation data centre environments. The results of HYDRA’s liquid immersion technology is already driving significant improvements in server performance, lowering the cost base for end users, as well as a reduction in carbon emissions.

EngineRoom developed HYDRA and selected NEXTDC as their strategic data centre partner to bring the technology to market. Read more about the collaboration between NEXTDC and EngineRoom here.

According to EngineRoom Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Jonathan Buchanan: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with NEXTDC to bring our HYDRA liquid immersion cooling solutions to the market. We specialise not only in providing HPC as a Service (HPCaaS), but also in helping customers to derive meaningful value from their data. Our priority is delivering customers the right solution for the challenges they’re trying to solve; therefore, it was important for us to partner with a company who would approach our relationship with a flexible and open mindset and think differently about achieving the right outcomes.”

“Our shared values of innovation, thinking outside the box to solve challenges, and being proudly Australian make this partnership a natural fit,” Buchanan added. EngineRoom and NEXTDC continue to collaborate and explore the full benefits of the technology, particularly with regards to sustainability. The partnership is already exploring different ways to reuse the excess heat, a process that is incredibly difficult to do with air cooling. Some of the innovative solutions the partnership are exploring include turning it into energy and using it to provide office space heating, drinkable hot water or other ancillary power.

The HYDRA technology has been housed in a custom-built space in NEXTDC’s S2 Sydney data centre.

NEXTDC’s Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, David Dzienciol commented on the partnership: “EngineRoom has an incredible track record of harnessing innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and quantum computing to achieve best-fit outcomes for its clients. We are immensely proud, and very excited to support them in bringing this innovative technology to market.”

Keep reading to learn more about HYDRA liquid immersion technology.

Reach out to NEXTDC to find out how we can help you enhance the reliability and efficiency of your digital infrastructure so you can focus on matters most for you and your customers.

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