Schneider Electric outfits hybrid data center for Internap

Internap has commissioned Schneider Electric’s data center service provider team.

Schneider Electric has announced a new project with its long-time customer, Internet infrastructure provider Internap, to equip that company's new hybrid data center in Secaucus, NJ with several products expected to optimize operational efficiency and reduce costs.

Specifically, Internap has commissioned Schneider Electric’s data center service provider team to deploy the company's Symmetra uninterruptible power supply (UPS) modules, Square D switch gear for protecting and controlling electrical currents, and Schneider Electric’s Building Management System (BMS), designed for independent, precision control of HVAC systems.

Internap, which controls 12 data centers in the United States and 16 worldwide, commissioned its new facility in Secaucus, N.J. in 2013 to add much-needed space to the company’s metro New York footprint. Over time, the provider says it expects the facility to encompass approximately 55,000 square feet of "net sellable space and tall clear heights, as well as high-density power capabilities and in-ground high-speed fiber." Internap offers its full suite of Internet infrastructure services from the facility, including colocation, hosting, public cloud and "bare-metal cloud" capabilities.

“Modular, scalable design is at the core of our data center build-outs,” asserts Randy Ortiz, Internap's vice president of data center design and engineering. “With our New York facilities nearing full capacity, we needed to accelerate our growth plans while working with a services provider that meets our demands for operational efficiency and cost savings across several product solutions. Schneider Electric is a recognized leader in energy management and data center solutions with a lengthy track record for meeting cloud, hosting and co-location needs and design requirements. We are pleased with the efficiency, reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness of its solutions.”

Like any Internet infrastructure provider, Internap requires high-power UPS technology with scalability and high energy efficiency at low loads. Schneider Electric notes that its Symmetra MW delivers a modular, fault-tolerant UPS in the 400-1600 kilowatt range, as well as superior energy savings, and scalability for rigorous and changing electrical demands. Switch gear from Schneider Electric partner Square D provides high quality electrical distribution, protection and power quality. Schneider Electric’s BMS delivers intelligent, reliable building management for enhancing efficiency, comfort and well-being of the facility occupants.

“Our relationship with Internap is based on trust and mutual understanding of the evolving needs of Internet infrastructure providers,” comments Mike Hagan, vice president of Schneider Electric's North America data center service provider team. “Schneider Electric is uniquely equipped to meet the emerging demands of big data, mobility and the growing number of connected endpoints through a comprehensive array of data center solutions and services.”

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