Corridor insulationsystem with a “lantern”


C3 Solutions developed ceiling panels for an unusual design insulation system for Kazakhstan data center

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PS Company is one of the largest hosting providers in Kazakhstan, it provides cloud solutions for more than 120,000 customers, the representatives of medium and small businesses. PS Company supports 71,000 active registered domains. More than 1,300 requests are received weekly by the provider’s support service. The company has its own data center in Almaty, which provides services for the server equipment colocation, and also grant a lease of dedicated servers.

The rapid development of the company requires the constant development of infrastructure for data storage and security. To increase the capacity of the machine room and optimize the work of the data center, PS Company has announced a tender for the supply of rack structures and corridor insulation systems.

Special circumstances
The customer indicated special wishes for the insulation system. For ease of maintenance of the cabinets, it was required to develop an unusual design of ceiling panels, which would allow the maintenance staff to conveniently work with the equipment located at the top of the server cabinets.

Among the important requests from the hosting provider was also full compliance of the new cabinets with those already in use in the data center. All parameters, including the size and color, should have been the same. At the same time, higher load requirements were imposed on new racks.

The specialists of C3 Solutions found a way to solve this problem and developed a new model of insulation system – the so-called “roof with a lantern.” A special protrusion was designed, which is located above the level of the cabinet and thus provides an additional flow of light into the corridor. In addition, this design eliminates any physical discomfort for the employees when working with the equipment located in the upper part of the cabinet: thanks to the protrusion, the engineer does not touch the ceiling panel with its head.

The company’s design bureau also proposed an updated design of server cabinets. The rack from C3 Solutions looks like all standard cabinets already operated by PS Company, it is identical in the design and size to them, but at the same time it is ready to accommodate more batteries. The possibility of a higher load with standard sizes is a significant factor in saving usable data center space.

The first C3 Solutions cooperation project with a customer in a foreign country showed 100% readiness of the Russian manufacturer for non-standard solutions and requirements of foreign partners, as well as for deliveries abroad. The company’s flexibility, willingness to innovate and its own production facilities allowed it to win the tender, bypassing one of the most popular Chinese suppliers in the local market. C3 Solutions has developed a more cost-effective solution for the Kazakhstan partner. The company’s specialists are confident that the roof with a “lantern” has every chance of gaining popularity both in the Russian and international markets of infrastructure solutions for data centers.

The products through which the solution was implemented
Corridor insulationsystem, server cabinets