Teledata is a leading data centre provider, dealing with household names such as Cisco, IBM, Oracle, Siemens, Kelloggs and Adidas. The datacentre provides co-location services for critical server and telecoms equipment, and is committed to being as environmentally friendly as possible. This involves regular measuring and analysing energy consumption, and pro-actively identifying and implementing best practice to ensure efficiencies.
Analysis had revealed a variation in efficiency across the facility. Teledata managers first met the Cross-Guard team at the Datacentre World exhibition in London where they were impressed with ideas for addressing the PUE (power usage efficiency) across the datacentre and sample prices. Cross-Guard was commissioned to undertake a pilot installation and following this for a cold aisle containment solution across the entire Manchester Teledata facility.
A standard solution could not be applied because data centre aisles were different widths and shapes, and cabinets from different manufacturers varied in height. Even more challenging were the overhead services that would obstruct any attempt to separate hot and cold air.
The Cross-Guard Sales and Engineering teams thrive on such problems and designed a new cold aisle roof infill panel and end-of-aisle door that accommodated for these issues and could be fitted anywhere in the facility. Cross-Guard’s professional installation team worked hard to fit the new panels and doors with minimal disruption to the operation of the datacentre.
Immediately, PUE values were seen to increase across the datacentre along with energy efficiency, so critical investment in the cold aisle containment solution soon generated savings.