Nationwide bandwidth explosion needs cool heads

Case Study

Project - Reduce Cooling Costs

Project: Reduce Cooling Costs
Sector: Tier 1 Telecom Operator

Background:

A national ‘flag carrier’ operator was upgrading core backbone network bandwidth with very energy dense equipment that stretched existing cooling capabilities. They wanted to implement aisle containment to control air flow for more efficient heat management.

The Challenge:

Every site was quite different, being legacy buildings with ceiling heights and columns not usually found in a newer ‘data hall’ type of facility. The client wanted to implement hot and cold aisle containment to achieve the desired cooling efficiencies, while keeping existing rack format and security standards and integrate with existing overhead cable management systems – all developed over many years.

Our Approach:

Following a series of site visits to understand the variety of mechanical challenges across the estate design concepts for flexible configurability were developed in 3D and iteratively refined with the customer’s project team and various specialist in-house standard owners. A full scale prototype was built in order for inspection and testing of the various features, and some further fine tuning.

Rainford Solutions has completed almost 4,000 customer projects to date, which gives us a huge library of building blocks from previous designs and experience to draw upon. It means that unique solutions do not begin from a completely blank piece of paper, so development costs and crucially time to market are not inhibitors to a highly tailored product.

The Solution:

Hot and cold aisle solutions have been delivered, with flexibility for installation into even the most awkward site that interfaces perfectly with legacy infrastructure. The ability to work safely above two metre heights while managing power and fibre optic cables has also been satisfied.

Customer Outcome:

The customer has been able to deploy the new equipment upgrade while controlling energy utilisation for cost effectiveness as well as to meet green Corporate objectives.

For further information on this project or to discuss your project requirements please visit our contact page or email sales@rainfordsolutions.com

Download Case Study

Fill in this form to download a copy of this case study

    Download file

    Start Your Project Today!

    Please complete our Enquiry Form for further information

      Get In Touch With Us Today

      Get in touch and speak to an expert today about starting your latest project.

      Our Latest News

      Read about Rainford Solutions’ recent initiatives to reduce environmental impacts.

      The scores are in!

      Each year we ask our customers to complete a customer satisfaction survey and we’re delighted to announce this year’s results.  …

      Read More

      6th December 2022
      Shelter-from-the-storm

      Shelter from the storm

      The climate is getting warmer, wetter, and stormier. What does that mean for railway infrastructure? In the UK, meteorologists have …

      Read More

      6th September 2022
      Call Now