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Case Study: Affordable Full 2N Data Center Redundancy

An energy-efficient data center has achieved 2N redundancy, or twice the number of backup generators for a given load, using novel energy-saving techniques and emergency standby generator sets from MTU Onsite Energy.

Using a unique energy-saving cooling system, Vantage Data Centers was able to reduce the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of their new Santa Clara, CA facility to a score much lower than most data centers, resulting in this mission-critical center’s ability to provide 2N redundancy level using six 3,000 kW MTU Onsite Energy standby generator sets, which are located outdoors in individual weather-tight enclosures with sound attenuation.

Among other benefits, such as seismic certification, quick recovery, fuel efficiency and reliability, Vantage Data Centers chose the MTU generator sets due to their scalability, and plans to incrementally increase the number of generators with relative ease as the center expands.


Pacific Power Group’s power generation team is an experienced emergency power generation system provider for many of the major data centers and critical facilities in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Whether your facility requires a new backup power system, a custom engineered package or a proactive preventative maintenance plan for any major generator brand, our team can work closely with you to provide a solution.

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