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Air France relies on APL to design a data center with very high levels of energy efficiency and service continuity

Customer name :Air France
Area of business :Air transportation
Accompanying mode :Project Management (design and construction) - Project Management Assistance (data center operations)
Type of service :Design and construction of a new computer room - Data center energy optimization

Air France wanted to completely renovate one of its data centers, which was created in 1977 and consolidated all of its development and hosting activities for applications that were of strategic importance to its business. The air carrier chose APL to manage the renovation and streamlining of this data center.

Project objective

  • Design and build new computer rooms, covering an area of 1000 m2
  • Improve continuity of service: upgrade to Tier IV
  • Optimize energy performance: target PUE below 2
  • Reduce overall operating costs

Services provided

Management of design and construction, all trades covered:

  • Auditing of existing systems and expression of needs
  • Technical and economic analysis of potential solutions, particularly for cooling and heat recovery systems
  • Soliciting and selecting companies to handle the works
  • Works management and program monitoring
  • Drafting and submission of a subsidy application to the ADEME
  • Transfer of responsibilities to the teams tasked with operating the site

Client benefits

  • New state-of-the-art computer rooms equipped with redundant service equipment that will elevate the site to TIER IV
  • Work performed on an active site, with no impact on IT production
  • Reduction of power consumption: the PUE will drop below 2 at target load (compared to 2.9 before the renovation and re-organization of the server rooms)
  • €120,000 subsidy obtained from the ADEME for the installation of a heat recovery system, to provide heating office space adjacent to the data center
  • Assistance provided over one year to the teams responsible for operating the site

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