Customized solutions in large volumes for the leader of the Russian financial market


Customized solutions

At the end of 2017, one of the largest banks in Russia launched its second data center. It is one of the largest data centers in Europe and the largest data center in Russia. The data center provides continuous operation of automated bank systems.

The rapid development of the leader of the financial market of Russia requires a constant increase in the infrastructure for data storage and security. C3 Solutions provides the main volume of the engineering infrastructure. Full range of the equipment supplied includes two cabinet models, eight types of PDUs, six types of cords and 1U plugs.

Special circumstances
For all infrastructure elements for the new machine room, the customer apply atypical technical requirements based on its own experience in operating the data center. As a rule, all IT equipment in the data center (servers, data storage systems, network equipment) includes two power supplies. Duplication of the connection reduces the risk of failure in the event of failure of one of the power beams. To avoid confusion, each wire must be marked with either blue or red, depending on its location. Double color marking helps quickly identify and eliminate the cause of any power failure.

These and other requirements require serious customization of all supplied products.

Thanks to its own production, C3 Solutions provided customization and prompt delivery of the solutions in the required volumes. Preparation of an individual solution (design and development of test models) took two months from the date of signing the contract. Bank experts tested the samples received and provided feedback. The specialists of C3 Solutions made the necessary changes, put the equipment into production and completed the delivery.

Especially for the customer they developed:

  • PDUs with mirror marking, which allows reading it even with the doors open. All PDUs are available with the function of monitoring electrical parameters (load, voltage, etc.). If necessary, a temperature and humidity sensor can be connected to them;
  • the sockets with individual marking, which provide quick troubleshooting and reconnection of the equipment in case of any malfunctions. All sockets and connectors are made with fixation to eliminate the risks of accidental loss of cable;
  • custom color cords.

To date, as part of a long-term contract, C3 Solutions has supplied 460 cabinets, about 1,500 PDUs, more than 7,200 plugs (blank panels) and more than 20,000 power cords. The individual numbering and color marking of equipment items from C3 Solutions increases the convenience of its maintenance and reduces the negative impact of the human factor (for example, connection errors).