Data Centres Responsible for Noise Complaints

Around the world there are growing noise and low frequency noise complaints about data centres located in close proximity to residential areas, especially as these data centres expand and upgrade their plant and equipment to modernise, meet digital demand and reduce operating and power costs. A recent famous court case in Paris illustrates this and involved a data centre operated by Interxion.

Useful links re the case include:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/11/06/noise_complaints_failed_to_shut_down_interxion_s_par7_data_center_in_la.html

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/content-tracks/power-cooling/court-orders–
interxion-to-close-paris-data-center/95059.fullarticle

http://www.zdnet.com/article/interxion-wins-in-court-data-center-can-stay/

http://datacenterfrontier.com/the-nimby-challenge-a-way-forward-for-the–
data-center-industry/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/22/interxion_cloud_shut_down/

 

See also the Proceedings of the Australian Acoustical Society conference, 2013:

The Noise of Cloud Computing

https://www.acoustics.asn.au/conference_proceedings/AAS2013/papers/p10.pdf