When the pandemic hit the world and people were forced to stay at home in order to stay safe and minimize the number of casualties, a major bank faced serious dilemmas on how to let its floor traders continue their work. With social distancing legislation in place, Raritan quickly came to the rescue to ensure business continuity in delivering a reliable, secure, and cost-effective solution. Read the full case study on how exactly they did this.
The transparency of both Legrand and Datalec in working with Kao Data highlighted a potential issue around the manufacturing and delivery of the cabinets. All three organisations worked together to finalise the bespoke cabinet design, aware that this needed to be completed to a deadline in order to ensure that the cabinets could be manufactured and delivered on site ahead of the factory’s summer shutdown. In actual fact, the order was delivered to Kao Data three days ahead of the deadline.
Legrand Data Center Solutions’ proposal included power supply, the equipment’s electronic protection, racks, air-conditioning systems, monitoring and structured wiring solutions. This allowed the team to reduce implementation times – without ever having to compromise. The idea was to create two mirror data centers, with balanced loads – capable of guaranteeing the correct operation of the production lines even if one of them was not performing correctly. An objective reached respecting all the technical requirements which characterize the Ced with the highest level of reliability possible today.
Legrand succeeded in winning over the investor with its airflow management know-how. The cooling for the data center is provided by a cooling system linked to an air handling unit (AHU). Ultimately, the hot air produced by the servers will be used to provide some of the heating at the maintenance center of an RATP metro line close to the data center. The urbanization project is comprised of 24 corridors. “The tightly sealed front panel of the Legrand cabinets allows us to optimize airflow and regulate the air conditioning using the differential pressure calculation (delta P), which is a big plus”, explains Christian Dubut, Data Center Manager at RATP.
ISF praise the ease of installation of the Legrand Data Center Solutions products compared to other brands: “Legrand has become an important player in the field of complete data center solutions. The challenge was to provide the best service and commissioning. This went smoothly and successfully – with a minimal need for technical support – resulting in an ongoing partnership with DCS SAL and a very satisfied customer.”
“The people at Legrand really had to convince us; we certainly didn’t make things easy for them. But it’s a solid company with production in Europe, which means good lead times – and that’s crucial for us. They listened carefully to our wants and needs, and custom-built the racks in line with our requirements. As the first customer for this solution we’re also serving as a pilot project to some extent, but we always give lots of feedback to all our suppliers so that we can improve together. The implementation went fine apart from a couple of mini teething troubles, and the platform is now fully up and running.”
Yahoo! JAPAN introduced the Raritan’s PX intelligent rack power distribution units (iPDUs) to its data centers to monitor real-time power consumption, and so decisions could quickly be made on where new servers and racks should be added to support scaling. Real-time energy monitoring also helps the company keep an eye on the health of its data centers.
Networking equipment supplier Cisco Systems says it is on track to save at least $9M per year in energy costs by employing a comprehensive energy-management program, including Raritan intelligent PDUs and Power IQ Software, in more than 1,600 of its labs worldwide.
With compute loads – and operating costs – on the rise, eBay established a four-year data center plan with an ambitious goal: To cut power costs in half, double compute performance while gaining greater operational agility and increased reliability. They succeeded… with Raritan’s help.
British Airways is using dcTrack across its data center infrastructure to manage server, power and network connectivity changes, provide a work order capability to formally control upgrades and manage capacity planning across their 6 locations. The integration of active power monitoring is on-going.