DigitalBridge Group has patented an integrated data center design for efficient cooling and wire routing. The facility includes cabinet clusters with a security perimeter comprising metal panels to ensure privacy, security, and proper airflow for cooling electronic equipment. GlobalData’s report on DigitalBridge Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on DigitalBridge Group, was a key innovation area identified from patents. DigitalBridge Group's grant share as of February 2024 was 63%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Secure and efficient integrated data center with cooling and routing

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: DigitalBridge Group Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11889654B2) discloses a facility designed to maintain electronic equipment at a cool temperature. The facility includes a unique configuration of cabinet clusters, each housing electronic equipment that emits heat towards a hot aisle. The cabinet clusters are arranged in a back-to-back configuration with a common cold aisle between them, allowing air flow to pass over the electronic equipment, into the hot aisle, and towards a hot air exhaust area. The facility also features a security perimeter surrounding the cabinet clusters, consisting of interior and exterior walls made of panels that allow air flow while preventing a direct line of sight from outside the perimeter.

Furthermore, the patent details the specific design of the panels used in the security perimeter, with first panels having apertures for air flow and second panels aligned to block visibility into the cabinet clusters. The perimeter is rectangular in shape and extends from the floor to the ceiling of the facility, ensuring complete coverage around the cabinet cluster. Additionally, the panels are arranged in a way that prevents any horizontal overlap between the apertures, maintaining the security and integrity of the perimeter. The facility's perimeter also includes lockable fencing to control access to the interior of the perimeter, providing an added layer of security for the electronic equipment stored within.

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