Data centre power and cooling design

Power & cooling solutions

Modular, flexible, redundant power and cooling

Colt DCS has more than 20 years’ experience in delivering best-in-class data centres. We are a pioneer of modular, flexible design and operation of highly resilient and efficient data centres.

Our in-house team of experts focuses on operational excellence, and builds all power and cooling infrastructure to an N+1 minimum redundancy. Colt DCS’ efficient designs are aligned to best practice and validated by third parties. We work with leading vendors to ensure we are always ahead of the curve. By using modular components, we can ensure you only need to pay for what you require today, but can future proof for your requirements tomorrow.

Innovative design also means we can couple your high and low density requirements side by side, and adopt flexible SLAs that match your power and cooling requirements.

Standards compliance

Operational excellence

Operational excellence

Colt DCS’ in house engineering, design and R&D teams have more than 20 years’ experience building and operating best-in-class data centres. This wealth of knowledge means we can serve customers with bespoke requirements, while ensuring your data centre is always online and runs with the highest efficiency levels, reducing cost to your business and impact on the environment.

Standardised yet scalable designs

Standardised designs mean you can select from a range of UPS requirements and cooling solutions across our portfolio of data centres. We can adapt our designs – and our data centres – regardless of whether you are a small retail colocation customer or large wholesale user, to offer greater control over your mission-critical assets.

Standards compliance



Colt DCS works with a standardized modular approach for cooling and UPS designs that adds scalability and flexibility to data centre designs. Our designs are based on 12MW of IT sitting on centralised generation with distributed, redundant, standalone UPSs.

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N+1 minimum and 2N options for electrical and cooling designs across Colt DCS’ global portfolio ensure your environment is always online. Each row of racks has redundant bus bars providing an independent path back to the power source.


Operational excellence

Operational excellence

Colt DCS’ internal teams have the knowledge and ability to provide reliant and innovative solutions for all power and cooling requirements.

Leading cycle designs: Modular 2.0

Modular 2.0 is Colt’s latest iteration of our standardised approach to building data centres. It removes reliance on on-site teams for construction and reduces deployment times from industry norms of 18 to 24 months down to just six months.

Our repeatable designs mean we can deploy Modular 2.0 anywhere the market expects and our teams will have a deep understanding of how to operate these facilities on a global scale and local support. Modular 2.0 has also reduced our cost to build meaning we can offer more competitive rental rates for our customers.

Excellence in data centre design standards

Adiabatic Cooling

DX cooling available in standard designs

Hot & Cold Aisle Containment

Ensures your rack operates at a safe temperature

Energy Efficiency

Guaranteed low PUE and power monitoring using DCIM

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Fine-tune your designs through the lifecycle of your deployment

Increased Rack Count, Higher Densities

3,000 W/m2 design, 8kW to the rack

Green-friendly data centre designs

Colt DCS guarantees low PUEs, sustainable designs, and is committed to acquiring renewable energy in markets where available. Energy efficiency and sustainability can be just as much about cost as environmental protection.

We work with our customer to release trapped electrical capacity in the data centre and make sure environments are sized right for today and with scope for tomorrow’s requirements, meaning we can keep efficiency high, and TCO down.

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Energy efficiency white paper

Download and discover how you can achieve greater energy efficiency.

In our white paper, we outline the ways on how you can improve power usage effectiveness (PUE).

Become familiar with what your business and teams need to know with achieving energy efficiency.

If you would like further details about PUE, please let us know.

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