Centiel has completed a project to deploy its award-winning, fourth-generation, three-phase, modular UPS system CumulusPower TM in three of Sure’s Tier III data centres on Guernsey.
Sure’s data centres on the Channel Islands keep some of Europe’s largest organisations’ critical data safe and secure in a location outside of mainland UK and Europe.
Louis McGarry, sales and marketing director, Centiel, explained: “As an organisation, Sure requires the highest level of uptime and is also committed to reducing energy usage throughout its facilities. CumulusPower TM was selected to replace a number of legacy UPS, providing a more efficient solution now that Sure is on a zero-carbon path.”
The upgrade to legacy equipment in data halls 4, 5 and 8 this year to CumulusPower TM has seen the whole facility convert to the latest technology, which offers significantly higher resilience and availability (9-nines – 99.9999999% which equates to milliseconds per year) than previously, in addition to achieving significant energy savings, costs and reducing carbon footprint. Due to the true
modular nature of CumulusPower, it is highly efficient, meaning it runs at 97% efficiency compared with 80% for the previous UPS.”
Simon Roger, Facilities Manager, Sure says: “We chose Centiel’s CumulusPower as the leading power protection technology on the market. I am pleased to say that the UPS replacements in Data Centres 4 and 5 are now complete with no more switching events required and the change requests are both closed. We have seen the predicted instant power savings equating to an estimated 20-30% approximately with the current IT load.”