|Автор: Penny Jones|
APC by Schneider Electric has finished building a Tier III data center for the Arab National Bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The data center will be used for all mission-critical IT facilities for the bank, including IT services and back-end operations and networks including desktops and telephone systems.
Key financial applications and core banking services are also managed inside the data center.
The bank’s new data center uses APC by Schneider electric Hot Air Containment Systems (HACS) and InRow cooling solutions, designed to provide cooling at the row and rack level of the data center for rack-based IT equipment with a front to back air flow.
InfraStruXure Central management software, which can be integrated with VMware vSphere for critical physical infrastructure alarms and events, including monitoring for power and cooling and security, has also been installed along with APC’s BMS solution.
According to Kumail Dehradunwala, head of IT at ANB “APC by Schneider Electric’s HACS provides much better efficiency for high density blade servers and helps eliminate hot spots to deliver long term scalability”.
“The new ANB dark data center has been built with long-term vision and a cost efficiency model that are not based on immediate short-term savings only but also focusing on quality, reliability, green concepts and practices and customer satisfaction,” Kumail said.
“PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) and Capacity and Change Manager implementation as the next step will complete the picture.”
ANB has about 900 automatic teller machines and 178 branches and 78 telemoney centers and throughout Saudi Arabia operates about 5,000 PCs.