SOURCE: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

May 29, 2013 10:06 ET

DataBank Chooses Schneider Electric's Uniflair Perimeter Cooling Solution for North Dallas Colocation Facility

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the installation of eighteen Uniflair perimeter cooling units into DataBank's North Dallas data center, a premier multi-tenant colocation facility located in Richardson, TX. DataBank, a leading provider of custom colocation solutions and services, chose Schneider Electric's Uniflair solution for its ability to offer more flexibility, increased air flow, serviceability and noise reduction to cool their new Tier III+, sixty-thousand square foot facility. DataBank's selection of the Uniflair perimeter cooling solution marks the largest installation Schneider Electric's Uniflair line in North America to date.

When DataBank was looking for alternative cooling infrastructure solutions for their new North Dallas data center facility, Schneider Electric offered the opportunity for a hands-on demonstration of the Uniflair perimeter cooling line. "We took the entire mechanical team, from engineers to service technicians, to Schneider's Technology Center in Saint Louis," said Dan Allen, Vice President of Technical Operations for DataBank. "It gave us the opportunity to take apart their cooling units and critique them. It was as if Schneider had taken all the best aspects of the machines in the industry and put them into one box."

Ultimately DataBank chose to install four of the Uniflair 4000 series units and 14 of the 4300 series Uniflair units. This line of perimeter cooling offers a number of key benefits, including:

  • Energy efficient cooling for low density configurations - With coated coils and electronically commutated fans these units offer a high sensible-to-total cooling ratio and reduced fan power consumption.
  • Cost effective solution for both CapEx and OpEx - Increased energy efficiency translates to fewer units needed to effectively cool the data center and lower overall energy costs decreasing both capital and operation expenditures.
  • Flexible Footprint Configurations - The compact dimensions of the Uniflair units and their ability to control both equipment cooling and humidity control minimize the cooling footprint making the solution more adaptable to any layout and allowing more space for IT equipment.
  • Easy Maintenance and Serviceability - All front panels of the Uniflair units can be opened without special tools, and all maintenance can be conducted through the front of the unit allowing seamless access for maintenance and servicing.

In addition to the many advantages of the product line, the services provided by Schneider Electric in conjunction with the Uniflair units set the solution apart from others in the industry. With product support ten years beyond the end of its stated life, DataBank can meet their cooling needs in the most efficient and effective manner while remaining confident in the long-term success of their cooling solution.

Uniflair perimeter cooling solutions are a core component of the complete line of cooling solutions available from Schneider Electric. For more information on the complete line of cooling solutions available from Schneider Electric please visit www.schneider-electric.com. For a closer look into the DataBank Uniflair installation, watch the video on Schneider Electric TV at http://tv.schneider-electric.com/site/schneidertv/?video=o0YWhpYjo7gXjBh4ckyl5KgNrqNvqs5J&args=WW/EN .

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center services which are aimed at providing customers with a 100% uptime availability of their data, applications, and infrastructure. DataBank's managed data center services are anchored in our world-class facilities, with highly available and robust internet access. Our customized technology solutions are designed to help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance, and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. For additional information on DataBank, please visit www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. www.schneider-electric.com

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