Schneider Electric
 

Testimonial Menu

TasmaNet, Tasmania

Powerful energy management solutions for one of the most advanced data centres

Company

TasmaNet

Sector

Data Centres

Location

Tasmania

 

Icon Eye

project type

Data Centre Physical Infrastructure

Equipment

26 NetShelter SX racks with metered rack PDUs

Schneider Electric 2.5MVA MGE Galaxy UPSs

APC Netbotz Access Control

Large rack LCD monitoring panels

6 InRow cooling units for close coupled cooling aisle containment

N+1 InRow Cooling Chilled Water Units

2N Chilled Water Path from plant to data centre

N+1 Heat Rejection Free Cooling Chillers

Customer Benefits

Increased energy efficiency

Energy cost savings

Remote system access

Open and highly scalable space

Premium security & access control

Streamlined project execution

To build its new DC3 data centre in Hobart, TasmaNet partnered with Schneider Electric to design and construct a centre that would meet the needs of enterprise and government clients for the present and in the long term. The centre is expected to deliver a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.3.

Challenge

TasmaNet was looking to meet the growing demands of enterprise and government for premium data centre space. They required a best-in-class solution that would provide both maximum energy efficiency and security features that would make it attractive for organisations with sensitive information catalogues, such as the state police force.

It also needed to be scalable in order to meet the financial and logistical demands of smaller enterprises that would want to buy space within racks, as opposed to buying an entire rack.

The existing brownfields site also posed some challenges that required close consulting services to ensure the project was built to a world-class standard while being on time and on budget.

Solution

Schneider Electric’s heritage in energy efficient buildings and green data centres was an important factor for TasmaNet when it approached the company to design, build and install electrical infrastructure, cooling systems, critical power and controls components for its new data centre.

Schneider Electric together with TasmaNet designed and built a tier two plus data centre with a PUE close to 1.3. This makes the centre one of the most advanced data centres in Australia. The design matched solutions from two different tiered standards to ensure that the high-end data centre would integrate with the existing layout of the brownfields building.

Given that TasmaNet needed to provide a premium security service for its clients, Schneider Electric leveraged skills and expertise in integrated building solutions. This saw the installation of a 24 hour security system, along with its NetBoz 24 hour monitoring and a limited entry swipe card system.

Operating an energy efficient data centre is business critical for TasmaNet. Schneider Electric has a proven track record as a world leader in energy management and its global and local expertise suit our requirements....

Phase one of the project is now complete with 26 racks. There is also the option to expand to 91 racks in the later planned phases. Stage one of the DC3 TasmaNet data centre products/solutions include:

  • 26 NetShelter SX racks with metered rack PDUs
  • Schneider Electric 2.5MVA MGE Galaxy UPSs
  • APC Netbotz Access Control
  • Large rack LCD monitoring panels
  • 6 InRow cooling units for close coupled cooling aisle containment
  • Free cooling allows for a reduction in energy consumption
  • N+1 InRow Cooling Chilled Water Units
  • 2N Chilled Water Path from plant to data centre
  • N+1 Heat Rejection Free Cooling Chillers.

Bottom line

The energy management solutions provided by Schneider Electric, streamlined execution and allowed TasmaNet to achieve a PUE of close to 1.3.

“It was very important for TasmaNet to have a highly experienced partner, with energy management credentials,” said Joel Harris, TasmaNet. “Schneider Electric’s integrated product range and consultative solutions meant that we could deliver a cost effective, reliable solution that would be attractive for our client’s needs.”

Commenting on Schneider Electric’s approach to the project, Paul Tyrer, Schneider Electric explains: “We are pioneering the latest in data centre design and efficiency by developing deep relationship with our customers to ensure that we are raising the bar and get the most out of every project we deliver. We approach our projects with a set of single goals rather than just a series of project requirements. This means that we bring together a wealth of specialist expertise from across the business to deliver a complete Schneider Electric solution,” he said.

Commenting on the implementation process, Joel Harris, TasmaNet states: “Having access to the knowledge and expertise proved valuable for this project. We were able to leverage lessons from best practice builds to create a data centre that is one of the best in Australia.

Joel Harris comments: “Operating an energy efficient data centre is business critical for TasmaNet. Schneider Electric has a proven track record as a world leader in energy management and its global and local expertise in delivering green data centres provided useful insights into product capabilities and how to tailor these to suit our local requirements. This combined with its experienced engineering consultants helped us achieve a target PUE rating of 1.3.”

 

 
 
APC by Schneider Electric Customer Testimonial Library | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Copyright ©2018 Schneider Electric. All rights reserved.