Infrastructure for modular data centers: fast, reliable, high-quality

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Technology partnership.

Customer
GreenMDC is one of the largest developers and manufacturers of modular data centers in the Russian market. The company’s solutions are designed to place computing equipment inside the buildings or in open areas. In its projects, GreenMDC uses server cabinets, PDUs and other infrastructure elements from C3 Solutions.

The choice of a technological partner is determined by a number of factors, among which availability with C3 Solutions of its own production site and project office, the possibility of customization, as well as consistently high quality of solutions at an affordable price. The company manufactures international products and at the same time provides its customers with significant savings. All production facilities of C3 Solutions are located on the territory of the Russian Federation – in the Belgorod Region, due to which long, complex and costly logistics are excluded from the cost of the solutions.

Over three years of cooperation, the partners have implemented several joint projects of various scales, in particular, a data center for the State Public Institution “Center for Information Technologies of the Volgograd Region.”

Task
For the customers of modular data centers, one of the main criteria for the quality of a project is its speed – how quickly the contractor can develop, manufacture, supply and assemble all the necessary components, including the engineering infrastructure. At the same time, a modular object, like a classic data center, must comply with all required quality standards to ensure the security and uninterrupted operation of the data.

An important parameter of the infrastructure for a modular data center is also the simplicity and ease of assembly: all structures are delivered in containers, assembled and built at the customer’s site, and, if necessary, scaled depending on the dynamics of the development and the needs of its business.

Special circumstances
State Public Institution “Center for Information Technologies of the Volgograd Region” is responsible for the information and technical support of the events implemented by the government of the Volgograd Region. The creation of a new data center was timed to coincide with the 2018 World Cup, which took place, in particular, in Volgograd. The project needed to be implemented as soon as possible.

Solution
As part of the Volgograd project, C3 Solutions provided 26 cabinets for the installation of server and telecommunication equipment, as well as passive components of a structured cabling system (SCS). All cabinets comply with industry-leading standards for their placement in the data centers. The module is equipped with a gas fire extinguishing system, fire alarm, video surveillance and access control systems.

To accelerate the pace of the project, some of the modules for the Volgograd CEPD were partially assembled at the place of production of GreenMDC.

Result
A modular data center built using the solutions of C3 Solutions was erected in record time. Thanks to the coordinated work of the partners, well thought-out solutions and their 100% readiness for operation, the data center was able to be installed and put into operation in just five months. It withstood the load associated with the World Cup in Volgograd.

This project has become one of the most striking examples in the segment of modular data centers for Russian government institutions. Today it is the largest modular data center for the Russian public sector.

The products through which the solution was implemented
Server cabinets

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