SPIE to deploy AI to meet needs of Thésée DataCenter colocation



Thésée DataCenter is comprised of 6 independent buildings

SPIE ICS, the digital services subsidiary of SPIE France, specialises in services related to ICT infrastructure, from user environments to data centres.

SPIE ICS has announced it will be supporting the technical execution of Thésée DataCenter, set to be launched by early 2021 in Aubergenville, France.

The subsidiary was selected to provide the technical implementation of the colocation data centre, and SPIE ICS was entrusted to provide pre-integration consultancy and engineering services as well as to install various pieces of technical and security equipment.

“We are proud to see this project become reality and to be one of the main operators,” said Fabrice Raison, Department Director at SPIE ICS.

“We placed our trust in the founders of Thésée DataCenter at a very early stage and their boldness and understanding of the technical challenges were instrumental in this.


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“We are even happier that we share common DNA: our desire to bring together technological innovations and energy efficiency.”

From September 2020, over 40 SPIE ICS staff members will be mobilised on this site, and project sign-off is scheduled to take place on 28 February 2021.

The company added that it will focus on implementing technologies that make it possible to guarantee that the project’s energy performance objectives are met.

The objectives include achieving electricity consumption that is 25% less than that of the latest colocation data centres together with a 25% reduction in the carbon footprint.

“In addition to the free-cooling solution, we also used artificial intelligence techniques. The temperature in the room will be managed and regulated by sensors and the data they provide will be analysed by algorithms in real-time. This means that 90% of the time, the IT rooms will be cooled without consuming any electricity,” added Raison.

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