Cadence Case Study – Thésée DataCenter and Cadence

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Read this case study from Cadence. It explores Thésée DataCenter and how it implements colocation’s first truly interactive data centre digital twin.

Key Challenges

There are concerns resonating throughout the industry regarding the environmental impact of data centres on the worldwide carbon footprint and global power consumption. As people move to a lifestyle that consumes more data and computing, so too increases the importance of the data centre industry to make the right choices to cater to that need in an environmentally responsible manner.

Thésée DataCenter wanted to not only establish the first Tier IV Uptime-certified colocation data centre in France, but also create both an interactive end user experience and an environmentally conscious, energy-efficient data centre campus. The combination of these objectives meant Thésée DataCenter would need to accomplish the following:

  • 99.995% expected uptime
  • Redundancy for every component
  • Maximized capacity utilization
  • Cost-effective energy usage
  • A unique web service portal for customers

Its campus will offer six data centre buildings, each housing two identical data halls of 534m2 commissioned in three phases of 1MW, 2MW, and 3MW IT capacity build out. Specializing in mixed density, including legacy, hyperconverged, and high performance computing (HPC), Thésée DataCenter knew they needed to focus on HPC with as minimal of an environmental impact as possible.


The Solution

Thésée DataCenter contracted Hewlett Packard Enterprise to lead the design, construction PMO, and commissioning of its data centre campus. In turn, Thésée DataCenter uses New Generation’s NUVEA Paas web service portal, fed with information from Cadence® DataCenter Insight Platform™: Digital Twin Module (DataCenter Digital Twin, formerly Future Facilities 6SigmaDCX product line), as well as the Building Management System (BMS). Thésée DataCenter used the software’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) capabilities to verify decisions throughout the design process and continues to use DataCenter Digital Twin in its ongoing operations to maximize performance.

With respect to design, the data centre has been constructed with agility and availability in mind. The whole data centre is built on a modular design concept to facilitate this. As capacity requirements grow, the colocation provider will be able to upscale quickly without disruption.

To cater to various customer rack densities and the high availability of the Tier IV certification, Thésée DataCenter decided to implement a three-level cooling solution, incorporating:

  • Indirect air free cooling as the main cooling source
  • Adiabatic system with osmosis plant to produce very pure water
  • Chilled water system as a backup source when more cooling is needed



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