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C4AS builds new data centre with Schneider Electric solutions

Abu Dhabi data centre utilising Schneider Electric infrastructure management solution

C4AS builds new data centre with Schneider Electric solutions
The data centre uses a range of Schneider Electric solutions to better manage power and cooling and monitor the status of the systems.

IT and security services provider C4 Advanced Solutions (C4AS) has selected Schneider Electric solutions for its new data centre.

The data centre, located in Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi, was designed by C4AS's chief data centre designer in unison Schneider Electric.

The data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution includes sixteen Schneider Electric Racks/Enclosures, two In-Row RP Cooling units, two In-Row RD Cooling units, and two UPS Capacity 160KW (N+1) units.

The data centre also includes Schneider Electric InfraStruxure management software for monitoring the data centre environment, Netbotz IP cameras, Smart PDUs and Hot Aisle Containment solution for managing cooling.

The facility uses the data centre usage effectiveness (DCUE) model, which measures application efficiency, and energy consumption to processing performance, compared to the power usage effectiveness (PUE) and data centre infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) model. By measuring DCUE, the data centre manager is able to view and monitor how many millions of actions are performed per watt of energy consumption, for a more accurate measurement of efficiency.

The InfraStruxure Management Software also gives C4AS a holistic view of the data centre's physical infrastructure metrics including traditional monitoring and control of power, cooling, security and environment. The purview extended to functions such as predictive simulation and stranded capacity, equipment age and health, current and historic PUE, energy use and costs.

Fadi Samara, COO, C4 Advanced Solutions, said: "We have worked with Schneider Electric on a number of projects for our clients. Its expertise meets our crucial pre-requisites including modularity, scalability, efficiency and speed of deployment. Furthermore, we find the team reliable and easy to work with, which influenced our decision in picking Schneider Electric as our partner of choice."

Olivier Delepine, vice-president, Gulf Countries, IT Business - Schneider Electric, said: "C4AS works with a number of significant ICT players. Our appointment for installing their DCIM solution serves as a testimony to the confidence of our partners in our ability to deliver the right solution, best-in-class products and services. We are also happy to recognize C4AS as an Elite Partner for IT Business , Schneider Electric - Gulf."

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