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Increasing Energy Efficiency, Cardiff University

Sat 7 Nov 2015

Comtec Power and Schneider Electric deliver DCIM software upgrade for Cardiff University’s high performance computing (HPC) data centre.

The upgrade, completed in the first quarter of 2015 in conjunction with a new cooling solution, utilises Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers: Data Center Operations Energy Efficiency module to provide complete visibility of all Power, Cooling and IT assets, lowering the existing PUE level from 1.8 to 1.2.

This in turn has halved the Universities electricity bill, saving them approximately £125,000 in electricity per year and should provide the universities key stakeholders with a return on investment (ROI) in less than five years.

“The University has a longstanding relationship with Comtec,” said Hugh Beedie, Chief Technology Officer for ARCCA and the general IT Services department at Cardiff University. “Having completed our original data centre design and build, plus the previous upgrade requirements, they were able to deploy the Energy Efficiency DCIM module quickly and without causing disruption to the data centre or ARCCA. This latest project has provided immediate energy efficiency improvements, and has repaid our trust in both them and Schneider Electric.”

Comtec continue to deliver high-value, resilient critical infrastructure solutions for customers ranging from high performance Formula 1 teams to global rolling stock organisations, from global exploration, independent oil and gas corporations to leading asset management businesses. Their experience across the data centre spectrum has continued to ensure efficient, critical uptime and peace of mind for every customer. Think data centre efficiency; Think Comtec Power.

About Comtec Power

Established for more than two decades, Comtec Power have specialised in the design and provision of efficient comms room, server room and data centre solutions to SME’s, operating within the private and public sectors throughout the UK, Europe, and North America. The company delivers efficient, highly available and scalable solutions, to provide resilient power, cooling, management and security for business-critical environments.

For more information please visit http://www.comtecpower.com

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