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Cooling for Mosvodokanal JSC

Mosvodokanal is a recognized leader in the implementation of the latest technologies. In 2014, to ensure the continuity of its information systems, the company built a single data center (DC). At a certain stage of data center operation, a need arose to optimize the operation of air conditioners.

The server equipment places high demands on the accuracy of temperature maintenance: circulation of cold air in the data center must work around the clock even on the hottest days. In addition, if the air conditioning system partially fails, cooling must remain full.

C3 Solutions partnered with Green Effect to quickly develop a custom insulation system tailored to the specifics of the room. Rows of cabinets were aligned and enclosed with a sliding door kit. A special step was designed for the ramp, closing off the air intake, and plugs were made for the base of the cabinets.

One of the most challenging stages of the project was equipment installation: works were done in cramped conditions in the constantly running server room: business processes of Mosvodokanal could not be stopped for a minute!

The resulting effect

Despite the difficulties full insulation of the cold aisle was done in planned time. Use of Russian-made solutions plus coordinated work of the partner and the vendor allowed us to reduce the time and cost of implementation and ensure high quality of the project as a whole.

The main result of the work on modernization of the engineering infrastructure of Mosvodokanal JSC was the reduction of load consumed by the cold supply system. Effective separation of air flows was organized at the site which contributed to a better cooling of equipment.

Also, the customer got an opportunity to use more efficient servers.

Implementation

The task was complicated by the following factors:

  • The data center was equipped with rows of cabinets from different manufacturers, different height, length and width, part of the corridor between the cabinets was on the ramp, which limited the use of standard solutions.

  • The project had to be implemented fairly quickly, without interrupting the customer's business and at a reasonable cost. Given the complexity of the engineering infrastructure, the use of foreign equipment could substantially increase the cost of the project and reduce the effect of implementation.

Mosvodokanal JSC

Mosvodokanal is the largest water company in Russia. The length of its water supply networks is more than 13,000 kilometers. The city water supply system is a complex of the most complex engineering structures. Its task is to ensure uninterrupted supply of high-quality drinking water to 15 million citizens of the Moscow metropolitan area.