Qatar's Ooredoo picks CommScope's intelligent LED lighting, infrastructure for smart data center

Oct. 21, 2014
CommScope was recently chosen to partner with telecommunications provider Ooredoo in Mesaimeer, Qatar to create a smarter data center by implementing intelligent LED lighting and infrastructure platforms.

Ooredoo's next-generation Smart Data Center 'QDC5' at Mesaimeer, Qatar

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) was recently chosen to partner with telecommunications provider Ooredoo in Mesaimeer, Qatar to create a smarter data center by implementing intelligent LED lighting and infrastructure platforms. According to a press release, for its next-generation smart data center 'QDC5' in Qatar, Ooredoo implemented CommScope’s Redwood, imVision and Systimax products to support a fully integrated, intelligent IT and facilities infrastructure at its data center. The technology enables Ooredoo to offer an efficient, high performance environment as part of its long-term customer strategy. Ooredoo has grown rapidly as of late through acquisitions in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Maldives, Algeria, Palestinian territories, Myanmar and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“A major part of our focus at Ooredoo is enabling the best possible customer experience, which is why we are continuing to invest in emerging technologies in our data center to meet our end customers’ high performance services availability requirements,” commented Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al-Thani, chief new business officer, Ooredoo. “We have invested in technologies that can support customers’ data center hosting requirements in the next decade, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

The Redwood intelligent lighting solution from CommScope enables Ooredoo to individually address, monitor and manage the lighting to dramatically improve the operational efficiency of the Ooredoo data center. The Redwood platform is based on a user-friendly application that features fixtures and sensors that are individually addressable, notes CommScope. This design allows a single user to create zones and policies to achieve energy reduction in accordance with the organization’s sustainability goals. The sensor network enables Ooredoo to monitor the temperature, security, occupancy and energy usage of the lighting infrastructure to establish efficient energy management policies. With this implementation, Ooredoo’s data center is believed to be the first tier 3 data center in the Gulf Cooperation Council to deploy smart intelligent LED lighting for data center use.

Also, CommScope says its imVision intelligent connectivity management solution seamlessly integrates with Ooredoo’s process flow and business continuity policies specific to the network management, operational, active directory and data center infrastructure management solutions. This integration provides a real-time physical connectivity guide for all networking and server hardware, as well as virtual servers. Ooredoo’s data center is also the first tier 3 data center in Qatar to deploy imVision to offer intelligent and manageable high speed copper and fiber cabling for all its data center offerings. Ooredoo also deployed the Systimax copper and pre-terminated fiber solutions, which support the current 10Gb/s Ethernet performance, with a clear upgrade path to 40G and 100G speeds in the future.

The new facility is in compliance with global carrier standards and provides local and regional organizations with a full range of services. The first phase of the project was awarded and fully implemented by CommScope in September. “We are extremely proud to be selected by Ooredoo to support this important project,” said Jim Curran, vice president, enterprise sales, CommScope. “We believe that the high performance and business impacting capabilities of our intelligent infrastructure solutions will make a positive difference for Ooredoo.”

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