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Projects & Agreements KAO Data Centre to be managed using Schneider Electric DCIM suite Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an agreement with KAO Data Campus for the use of its StruxureWare for Data Centres DCIM suite at one of London’s largest data centre developments. Schneider Electric’s data centre management software capability enables power management software (PMS), energy management software (EMS) and building management software (BMS) to be integrated with a DCIM overlay to provide data centre customers with a range of services from IT asset management to power use monitoring and intelligence down to branch circuits. The company’s software integration, together with its global footprint and standing in the market were key decision making factors for KAO. Tanuja Randery, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland country president said, ‘The use of StruxureWare for Data Centres throughout KAO will help the company to meet its goals for efficiency and reliability, as well as enhancing their customers’ experience.’ Matthew Baynes, colocation and telco segment director at Schneider Electric, said, ‘The uniqueness of Schneider Electric’s DCIM software suite brings visible cost efficiencies to KAO. Using StruxureWare for Data Centres, KAO have implemented a solution which eliminates integration costs and time, reduces risk, and simplifies commissioning and operations. Importantly, it this will deliver value to KAO customers in the colocation space.’ For further information visit: www.schneider-electric.com Pulsant announces £1m upgrade to South Yorkshire datacentre Pulsant has announced a £1 million upgrade project for its South Yorkshire datacentre. The site is undergoing a complete mechanical and electrical infrastructure refresh to bring it up to Tier 3 equivalent status with N+1 resilience. The upgrade will take place across the entire facility, incorporating both data halls, adding 90 racks to data hall 1. This includes a complete renovation to power generation, cooling, lighting and fire suppression systems. In addition, the project will pave the way for a third data hall with a 180-rack capacity. Pulsant will work with a team of specialists to complete the project, which will see the installation of a new generator, uninterruptable power supplies across the site, and a new low- voltage switchboard, as well as smart, efficient cooling. The planned upgrade will also bring the site in line with Pulsant’s other 14 UK-based facilities in terms of performance and resilience. Work on the site will begin toward the end of June and is due for completion in October. For further information visit: www.pulsant.com De-Cix Pop ‘On- Net’ at Zenium Istanbul One De-Cix has announced that its new Point of Presence (PoP) at the Zenium Istanbul One data centre in Turkey is now ‘on- network’ and fully operational. The new PoP extends the reach of De-Cix Istanbul, a carrier and data centre- neutral Internet exchange distributed across data centres throughout the Istanbul metro area. De-Cix Istanbul’s Internet exchange provides IP interconnection (‘peering’) for the entire Internet ecosystem, which includes hosting companies, content delivery networks, Internet service providers (ISPs) and operators of broadband Internet access from Turkey, the Balkans, the Caucasus region, Persia and the Middle East. Zenium Istanbul One provides the highly resilient infrastructure that De-Cix required. Considered a ‘premium data centre partner’, De-Cix was confident that Zenium had both the capacity and capability to support their expanding footprint. Franek Sodzawiczny, founder and CEO of Zenium said, ‘Uninterrupted service delivery is essential for businesses that require a reliable, on-demand yet low latency service. Our proximity to the International Financial Centre in Istanbul means we are in a unique position to support both the De-Cix Istanbul exchange and also the Turkish business and finance community.’ For further information visit: www.de-cix.net July 2017 | 39