26-05-2021

Todd Murren – Bluebird Networks: An Undergound Data Centre

In this episode of the Hot Topics series I am joined by Todd Murren, General Manager at BlueBird Underground, a 6MW Bluebird Networks underground data center located in Missouri, US.

The Bluebird Underground data center is located 85 feet underground in an old mine. 100% of the critical systems are located underground and the facility is built to N+1 standards. They have recently undertaken a 10000 sqft extension to meet increase demand.

Todd discusses the benefits and challenges of being located underground and why customers look to Bluebird Underground for network services.

We also discuss why Bluebird chose an underground location, the geological and meteorological challenges offered by an underground location, the cooling benefits of being underground, and how the environment impacts on the data centers operation.

Todd has extensive experience in the sector and he shares some great insight in to operating an underground data center.

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