Go Daddy
Project: Design & Commissioning
Client: go-Daddy - Phoneix Arizona
Date: September 2010



Go Daddy .com is the world's largest domain name registrar. Founded in 1997 to support their growth, Go Daddy purchased their Buckeye facility in Phoenix in 2000. Originally a 350,000 square foot Sears warehouse, Go Daddy has systematically converted the building in to multiple 5,000 square feet server rooms.

The first server room back in 2000 started out at 50w/sf, but quickly became a 100w/sf environment. Now the newer server rooms are being designed at 300w/sf.

The client prides itself on their attention to providing high reliability to support their business offerings to their customers. The data center includes most of the attributes of a Tier III design, such as dual power paths, a redundant mechanical central plant with looped chilled water piping, redundant thermal and condenser water storage systems and a prime rated standby generator system.

The electrical topology started out as a typical 2N configuration. But this was very expensive to implement, required significant back of house real estate to house the infrastructure and was found to be inefficient. The PUE was computed to be 2.0.

Addressing the above, Go Daddy now implements the tried and tested block redundant electrical topology. This, combined with implementing other energy saving techniques to the MEP infrastructure, Go Daddy now have a data center facility operating a PUE at around 1.7 and is rapidly trending to a PUE of 1.6.

CDCDG role for Go Daddy is many.

We have acted as owner's representative for the design and construction projects for their server rooms. We initially start out with these projects by developing an 'Owner's Project Requirements' (OPR). The OPR is used as a basis for a third party design team to develop the construction documents. We stay engaged with these projects throughout the design and construction, documenting digressions from the OPR.

CDCDG are also Go Daddy's commissioning agent. Here we test the installed systems against the OPR document to ensure that server rooms operate as originally intended.

Finally, CDCDG provide consulting services to Go Daddy, advising on energy efficiency, data center operational matters, data center trends and an overall sounding block as and when issues arise.

Our Clients
CDCDG was a pleasure to work with on the evaluation of our 131,000 square foot data center.
CDCDG was a tremendous help to us in figuring out our long term data center requirements.
CDCDG has been a real asset to us in helping us choose the location for our backup data center.
The commissioning process was effortless thanks to CDCDG.
From concept to commissioning CDCDG was an invaluable partner to us.
CDCDG's thorough evaluations of our statewide data center initiative has helped us to be a success.
It's been a pleasure working with you on another successful data center project.
Your support of our worldwide data center initiative has helped us to our success.
Your design oversight saved us thousands of dollars on our data center build.
We could not have done it without you.
 
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