Abu Dhabi DoT upgrades data centre

DoT deploys Schneider Electric DCIM solution to improve IT operations management

Tags: Data centre infrastructure management DCIMDepartment of Transport Abu DhabiSchneider ElectricUnited Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi DoT upgrades data centre The new DCIM solution has allowed the DoT to roll out new IT-intensive services with the confidence of uptime and reliability, said Saeed Al Ghailani.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 16, 2015

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) has deployed a new data centre management solution to help it to streamline management of IT operations at its new offices at Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi.

The DoT selected Schneider Electric's StruxureWare for Datacentres Predictive Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM) System, which manages all components of the data centre through a holistic approach, to better manage critical business requirements.

The DoT IT team wanted a more predictive model of IT to better manage critical business requirements and ensure reliable and sustainable data centre operations. The DCIM solution helps to provide predictive management of data centre operations, and has also enabled DoT to cut operational costs and capital expenditure.

The deployment also includes a high resiliency modular UPS system, upgradable to 500 kW for each UPS, and Symmetra PX 250/500, an ultra-efficient power protection mechanism.

Saeed Al Ghailani, head of Infrastructure and Telecom, Department of Transport, said: "The upgraded IT architecture allows us to focus on our core business in a strategic way. With our initial space and power challenges addressed, we are able to introduce new services requiring high ICT capability and data analysis. Compliant with internal operational policies, we are reassured that Schneider Electric will address any technical or downtime concerns 24 x 7."

The DoT has been able to leverage full return on investments from power savings, and now saves between 10 to 30% of the initial operational costs of building cooling systems. The new DCIM has also eliminated capital expenditure of space.

Ziad Youssef, vice president of IT Business - UAE, Gulf Countries at Schneider Electric, said: "We always try to optimise energy consumption to address the world's pressing environmental concerns. With eyes fixed on this goal, our ICT offering increases energy efficiency through monitoring and analysis of carbon footprint and energy usage. Our predictive data centre model is also designed to anticipate IT issues and provide timely solutions to ensure business continuity."

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