Industrial Facility Data Center Operations

About This Project

Our customer, a Fortune 100 company, has three data centers that carry 60% of their business traffic each day, and as a $66 billion company, that means $40 billion a year runs through their data centers. With such large data centers, our customer needed to outsource their maintenance and operations.

Challenge

Our customer, a Fortune 100 company, has three data centers that carry 60% of their business traffic each day, and as a $66 billion company, that means $40 billion a year runs through their data centers. With such large data centers, our customer needed to outsource their maintenance and operations.

Solution

Due to our long-standing relationship providing other maintenance, repair and operation services in their manufacturing facilities, our customer selected us as their contractor of choice.

Our duties include:

  • Operation of Chilled Water System
  • Maintenance of Diesel Engines/ Generators
  • Installation of Electrical Circuits for IT equipment
  • Office lighting and heating/cooling
  • Snow removal and lawn sprinkler repair

Kroeschell utilizes Data Center Technicians (DCT) to run the facilities, and we manage their recruitment and staff development. Experienced DCTs have completed many projects on site for our customer including:

  • Siemens building control system upgrade.
  • Migration of 20,000 ft² Data Center to a new location.
  • Remodeling of restrooms/replacement of staff area flooring.
  • MCU Ducting – Installation of collars to plenum for return air to increase capacity and efficiency in Data Center cooling.
  • Sump installation – Installation of pumps in UPS A.1/B.1 to alleviate concerns from flood preparation.
  • CFD Analysis – Established metrics for air flow in Hot and Cold aisle configurations.
  • Health Checks – Evaluations and recommendations to customer’s IT facilities worldwide.

Results

We staff our customer’s data center with DCTs 24/7. Under our management, the data centers have achieved five years of continuous Uptime as of June 2014 and have experienced only three outages in ten years. We have saved our customer over $500,000 in SD savings.

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Customer Profile

Our customer is a Fortune 100 company and leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. They maintain three data centers that support manufacturing in 110 facilities and over 500 dealer locations worldwide.

Category

Industrial, Industrial Services