Utility Telecom and Clearfield connect Nautilus’ floating data center to fiber

Nautilus Data Technologies

Utility Telecom and fiber management company Clearfield have connected a Nautilus data center to fiber.

The 10,000 square foot carrier-neutral data center is mounted on a barge at the Port of Stockton, California.

The facility is now connected to an 18 mile, redundant, high count fiber ring that Utility Telecom built to link the data center to a local carrier hotel.

“We are changing the dynamics of the data center industry by factoring sustainability and impact as equal value to the compute environment, resiliency, and scale,” said Ashley Sturm, VP of marketing at Nautilus Data Technologies.

“The team at Clearfield and Utility Telecom helped design a network to meet specific needs so we can maximize the opportunity for our company and clients.”

The data center cools its servers using the San Joaquin River, which it claims allows it to cool more than 100kW a rack and a PUE of less than 1.15.

The raw water flow to support the cooling is around 4,500 gallons per minute (GPM) and the floating facility can get up to a capacity of 12,000GPM from its eight pumps. The facility has N+1 redundancy and a 69kV bulk substation feeds the Nautilus on-premise substation via a dedicated 12kV 10MW feed. The Port of Stockton is a Tier 1 Homeland Security Port.

“Providing the right connection options is fundamental to how we approach the market, especially for companies like Nautilus Data Technologies that deliver a unique solution that can change the game for their respective industry,” said Michael Wood, national market manager – utilities, Clearfield.

“We believe we can help our operator partners overcome any challenge or obstacle their deployment environment presents as they roll out fiber networks to help take their network and customers further.”

Source: datacenterdynamics.com