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GALEC relies on APL to improve the reliability of its computer rooms

Customer name :GALEC (Groupements d'Achats des Centres E.Leclerc)
Area of business :Retail
Accompanying mode :Audit & Consulting - Project Management
Type of service :Improving the reliability of computer rooms with upgrades to TIER 3

GALEC's data center is located in the same building as its head office. After a site audit revealed certain points for improvement, GALEC chose APL to manage upgrades to the site in order make it more reliable, more economical, and easier to operate.

Project objective

  • Install a new electrical and climate control network dedicated to the computer rooms, in order to reach Tier-3 levels of service continuity
  • Reduce operating costs and energy consumption: re-organize the computer rooms in order to optimize the performance of air conditioning units and reduce energy consumption (target PUE ≤ 1.5); install an economical cooling solution

Services provided

  • Auditing of existing facilities and points of improvement for the data center
  • Recommendations for optimizations and works needed, as well as budgeting
  • Re-organization of the computer room
  • Drafting of specifications, soliciting and assisting with the selection of service providers
  • Phase scheduling and coordination of works, testing and acceptance

Client benefits

  • Works carried out without interrupting IT service or disrupting other building activities
  • Continuity of service optimization and improved reliability of technical facilities
  • Reduction of energy costs related to IT: re-organization of the computer room, increase in air supply outlet temperature, installation of a free-chilling system
  • Optimization and maintenance of IT production: maintenance may now be performed on the data center’s hardware infrastructure without needing to interrupt IT production

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