A Global Telecom Provider Implements Full Data Center Redundancy to Support Customers

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A global telecommunications company had a large US-based end-user customer requesting to utilize their data center space in a major northeast city to host required gear to better support their needs. The telecom owns and operates a network infrastructure in North America that includes nationwide reach to all major U.S. cities with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) nodes across the U.S., making up one of the larger MPLS networks of any carrier in the region.

The telecom’s customer requirements called for full data center redundancy with specific load and runtime requirements coupled with a very aggressive implementation timeline. The need for redundancy focuses on how much extra or spare power the data center can offer its customers as a back-up during a power outage. Unexpected power outages are the overwhelming usual cause for datacenter downtime.1

LEDG provided the telecommunications company with two 160 kVA Galaxy VM UPS for full redundancy with two wrap-around bypass cabinets. Bypass cabinets are separate cabinets that allow for complete removal of the UPS system from the load, while still supplying the load with conditioned power. The solution LEDG recommended met all of the customer requirements and the LEDG team, in collaboration with technology vendors and an electrical contractor, met the project timeline.

1. Ponemon Institute 2013 Study on Data Center Outages