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Integration of ICT and containment solutions for an optimised Data Centre build-time
Integration of ICT and containment solutions for an optimised Data Centre build-time

Known for its hot/cold aisle containment solutions, Vulcan Global (now an STL company) was approached by one of the largest cloud providers across EMEA spanning 10 countries. The total project value was Euro 750,000 million. This megascale project spanned ICT installations in a 30MW facility along with the cold aisle containment for a high power density colocation facility. The ask was to provide containment solutions integrated in parallel to ICT installations so that the cumulative data centre build time could be reduced by 40%.

CHALLENGES VULCAN FACED (AND MITIGATED)

  • Integrating containment solution with ICT installation, parallely posed challenges related to design and execution
  • Optimising the ‘Build-time’ to keep pace with the client’s further onboarding commitment
  • Checking potential leakages of cold air into the hot air area
  • Maintaining project continuity during the times of COVID-19
  • Devising solutions catering to high rack densities
  • Stringent targets for maintaining high PUE
VULCAN SOLUTION TO DELIVER EXCELLENCE
Vulcan took an integrated design approach for ICT solutions and containment delivery. The solution was devised keeping in view sophisticated power estimates to arrive at the best-fit containment design. A special time crunched plan was made to achieve parallel and faster execution for both ICT and containment. The company used best-in-class materials to deliver the most efficient solution with the highest standards.
Vulcan Global provided following containment solutions:
  • Cold aisle containment/earthing and grounding
  • Containment capacity planning
  • Under floor & above false ceiling secure caging design
Vulcan devised a sophisticated cold aisle containment solution to meet client’s timescales and budgets.
As a result, complete installation was done at a much higher pace and the colocation data centre was ready 4 weeks earlier than the scheduled time bringing cost efficiency by decreasing overall energy consumption.
The company is now installing its containment solutions across EMEA.
IMPACT DELIVERED
40%
Decrease in installation time
Faster
Monetization for the customer
Integrated
Future-ready design
High Cost-efficiency
Through decreased energy consumption
Zero
Health-related incidents on site, even at the times of COVID-19