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Plastic Omnium chooses APL to upgrade one of its data centers

Customer name :Plastic Omnium
Area of business :Manufacturing
Accompanying mode :Turnkey project
Type of service :Improve the reliability of an existing data center - Make upgrades and works without interrupting IT production

The Auto Exterior division of Plastic Omnium solicited APL to upgrade and improve the reliability of the data center that serves its R&D site. After analyzing the feasibility of upgrading the center from TIER I to TIER III, APL was tasked with executing the entire turn-key project without interrupting IT production.

Project objective

  • Upgrade a critical data center so that it meets service continuity requirements for the R&D division
  • Evaluate the works and equipment needed in order to reach Tier III, within a restrained budget
  • Execute the project in an active data center, without interrupting IT production

Services provided

  • Analysis and recommendations for works and equipment needed to reach the expected availability, energy efficiency, and scalability objectives
  • Evaluation and detailed management of risks for each operation
  • Turn-key execution: creation of two new independent electrical systems, installation of a redundant cooling system, relocation of computer equipment to racks
  • Definition of good practices for operating the data center, in order to maintain the expected levels of service continuity and energy efficiency

Client benefits

  • State-of-the-art site upgrades, in order to reach Tier III
  • Improved data center reliability, with redundant service equipment (electrical and cooling systems)
  • Improved cooling system efficiency thanks to the organization and air-flow management used in the room (hot aisle containment)
  • No interruption of IT production throughout project execution
  • Skills transfer to in-house personnel to operate the computer room in accordance with best practices, in order to achieve the expected levels of service continuity and energy efficiency

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