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Schneider Electric

November 12, 2013 09:00 ET

Schneider Electric Partners With TierPoint for Successful Data Center Expansion in Record Time

Schneider Electric Mission Critical Services Group Acted as Single-Source Design-Build Contractor for Colocation Facility Expansion That Went Live in Eleven Weeks

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced completion of TierPoint's Seattle-based data center expansion. Schneider Electric's Mission Critical Services group and Data Center Service Provider team managed the design, engineering, construction and final commissioning of the new data center in just eleven weeks.

"We presented an almost impossible challenge -- to design and build an expansion of this magnitude, under a deadline as tight as ours, could have been a recipe for disaster," says Will Riffle, VP & General Manager of TierPoint Seattle. "Schneider Electric's ability to design and engineer custom solutions, and pull together the right external parties to meet every unique challenge along the way, proved indispensable to launching on time and on budget."

To meet TierPoint's increasing market demand for services in Seattle, Schneider Electric had just eleven weeks to convert a floor of TierPoint's Fisher Plaza facility, previously used as office space, into 10,000 square feet of raised floor space and 2.0 megawatts of 2N critical load. Additionally, as part of a multi-tenant building, service to other customers could not be interrupted during construction.

Schneider Electric collaborated with several partners, such as McKinstry Mechanical, Prime Electric, Degenkolb Engineering and WorkSafe, to facilitate the installation of overweight data center infrastructure equipment onto ball bearing isolation platforms; develop a solution for water delivery and distribution for cooling units; retrofit the existing office floor into a raised floor; and adhere to strict regulations and building codes.

"Our ability to manage projects from the preliminary planning stages to final commissioning and launch is a key strength of the Mission Critical Services group," says John Fithian, Director of Data Center Solutions for Schneider Electric. "We have the experience and expertise to provide a comprehensive strategy that identifies the right resources and solutions in creative ways to meet tight deadlines, even under unique facility challenges."

The new facility also includes Schneider Electric Structural Isolation Systems, Square D Switchgear, 500kW Symmetra PX, APC PDU 300kVA, Modular Remote Power Panels and a Power Monitoring and Building Automation System.

For more information on Schneider Electric Mission Critical Services, please visit www.schneider-electric.com. For more information on Schneider Electric's Data Center Service Provider Team, please visit www.cloud-colo.schneider-electric.com/us.

About TierPoint
TierPoint is a leading provider of cloud, colocation and managed services designed to help organizations improve business performance and manage risk. With corporate headquarters in St. Louis, TierPoint operates nearly 130,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space, across multiple state-of-the-art facilities located in Baltimore, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Spokane, Seattle and Tulsa. The company provides comprehensive data center solutions backed by the expertise of industry veterans. The Fisher Plaza 6th floor expansion project in Seattle added 10,000 square feet of raised floor space and 1.5 megawatts of 2N critical load to their existing data center.

http://www.tierpoint.com/

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/us

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