Current status: A land plot has been allocated with a designated purpose for the construction of a Data Processing Center (Presidential Decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated September 18, 2003, No. 1166, Resolution of the Almaty City Administration dated May 21, 2019, No. 2/317, Contract No. C3-05/2022
The Republic of Kazakhstan is already implementing a strategic project to create four satellite cities near the city of Almaty in the direction of Kapchagay Reservoir. The main focus of these cities is to create a comfortable environment for IT companies and professionals in the industry, which will generate demand for data center services.
The equipment hall is isolated from rooms housing engineering systems (electrical switchboards and air handling units) to minimize technicians' presence in the equipment hall and thereby reduce various incidents.
Above the equipment halls, there is a two-level roof to prevent leaks.
To avoid complex looped cooling system topologies, each refrigeration unit supports a single air conditioner. This facilitates easy system maintenance, minimizes the risk of leaks, and ensures operational simplicity.
The temperature range of the refrigerant is set at 17−23°C, preventing condensation on the air conditioners. This allows for prolonged natural cooling and maintains high efficiency of the refrigeration units and air conditioners.
Uninterruptible Power Supply System:
Key solutions and project characteristics:
Due to high power density, the project employs a liquid-type refrigeration system with a water-based ethylene glycol solution to prevent freezing in winter.
Precision air conditioners are installed in air handling units. Each equipment hall is serviced by 6 air conditioners, with an N+2 redundancy level.
In total, the facility is equipped with 18 air conditioners and 18 refrigeration units. Free cooling mode is also provided (Free cooling).
To ensure uninterrupted clean power supply to all Data Center equipment (servers, storage systems, active equipment, etc.), the project includes the installation of three diesel rotary uninterruptible power supply sources (DRUPS).
The total power capacity of the uninterruptible power supply system is 2720 kW with a 3/2 N redundancy level.
Number of racks: 168
Total IT power: 1500 kW, 500 kW per equipment hall
Maximum allowable per rack: up to 20 kW, but no more than 500 kW per equipment hall
Operating mode: 24/7
Uptime Institute Tier III level All electrical consumers on the premises have uninterruptible power supply