Data center on sloped ground?

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I am working on the conceptual architectural design for a datacenter design. It is a rather large project (in the 10s of thousands of square meters of datahalls), and one of the sites to be considered for the datacenter has sloped ground. I know this type of terrain is not ideal for a datacenter, however my question to the community is anyone know about any references to datacenters built on  sloped ground? I have been doing a fair bit of research, in particular on the many current datacenters using one form of other of free cooling and they all see to only  be on level ground and mostly contain one level of datahalls. Regards, Kim Baumann Larsen Licensed Architect

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A lot of organizations are going through cost-driven consolidation to reduce the number of data centers they might have.The one big data center they end up with has to accommodate all the storage, servers, etc. But most data centers can’t accommodate the sloped ground setup, and it’s often much more cost effective to move rather than try to another. U’ll need a high level of voltage coming in to provide a high amount of energy to the rack. U may need to rip out air conditioners and put in chilled liquid cooling.
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  • Meandyou
    Make the foundation taller on the lower end of the slope. :-)
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  • carlosdl
    "But most data centers can't accommodate the sloped ground setup" ? What's that supposed to mean ? Just replacing a couple of words in an article that doesn't have anything to do with the question, will definitely not help. Original text: "A lot of organizations are going through cost-driven consolidation to reduce the number of data centers they might have. The one big data center they end up with has to accommodate all the storage, servers, etc.," Kumar says. But most data centers can't accommodate that type of setup, and it's often much more cost effective to move rather than try to retrofit" Original Article: Data center land grab: How to get ready for the rush Please.
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