Schneider Electric’s scope of work encompassed IT integration design, build and delivery of a green data center infrastructure for the new campus. Specific solutions included the implementation of an Infrastructure embedded solution comprising Schneider Electric Racks/Enclosures, In-Row RP Cooling units, Schneider Electric In-Row RD Cooling units and Schneider Electric N+1 UPS units.
Olivier Delepine, Vice-President, Gulf Countries, IT Business, Schneider Electric, said: “We are privileged to be an integral partner of the data center solution at the UAEU. Combining our expertise and longstanding experience with cutting-edge technology, we successfully proposed and delivered a green data center to the university.”
Muhammed Imran, Acting Director ICT, UAEU said: “As our services and applications become more centralized and more converged, the demand on our data center will begin to grow as we’ll require more robust equipment. Schneider Electric’s Infrastruxure provides a modular approach to data center deployment. Not only does the new data center provide more capacity, but it also has room for more equipment cabinets to meet growth needs. When the time comes, the UPS can be upgraded with additional power and battery modules, and the cooling with additional units. In the meantime, UAEU is able to conserve its capital budget as well as gain OP-EX benefits from having the IT load requirement and infrastructure supply closely matched to one another.”
Commenting on the benefit of working with a client from the very earliest stage of the design process, Sameer Nagrash, Enterprise Accounts Manager, IT Business, Schneider Electric said: “The design of the data center solution was orchestrated by the UAEU’s design team, however in our capacity as a trusted advisor, we worked to ensure that the key solution and technology was selected. Within our capacity as project managers we coordinated with all involved parties to ensure deadlines were adhered to.”
Following the implementation of the data center, Schneider Electric was also recognised with the ‘Green Award for Sustainability’ for the UAE University data center project.
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