Digital Edge DC: Digital Edge announces it has opted for Nortek’s StatePoint for new data center

May 19, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Digital Edge has announced it will be using Nortek's StatePoint liquid cooling technology in its new data center, the NARRA1, which is set to be the largest carrier-neutral facility in an operational capacity in the Philippines. The company said it has chosen this technology as part of its goal to bridge the "digital divide" in Asia, which will enable it to bring "cutting-edge digital infrastructure solutions to traditionally underserved markets."

The technology, according to Nortek, supports "aggressive power and water efficiency goals," and will offer the enhanced cooling ability, with membrane exchanger technology which enables evaporative cooling, through a microporous membrane. This allows a significant reduction in annual power and water consumption.

Commenting on the partnership with Nortek, Digital Edge chief development officer and former Facebook vice president Jay Park , said: "I joined the Digital Edge team because of a shared vision to be the champions of building responsible digital ecosystems."

He added: "And having championed this highly energy-efficient technology earlier in my career, it is therefore fitting I am now able to oversee its inaugural deployment in a colocation setting in Asia, which I hope will set new standards for the future of the industry."
"Our partnership with Nortek demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles as we work to find innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations."