Schneider Electrichas announced the completion of a new data center managed by colocation provider DartPoints. Based in Dallas, the new data center is part of a national network of micro colocation facilities built in 100 kW increments to create a highly repeatable, scalable design that allows colocation providers to serve a variety of small and medium-sized businesses.
Designed, built and commissioned by Schneider Electric’s dedicated Data Center Service Provider Team and local partner Tubbesing, the facility is comprised of a network of state-of-the-art, fully managed micro data centers that can be quickly and easily replicated anywhere across the United States within 45 days. The micro data centers serve small and medium-sized businesses that are seeking cost-effective, geographically accessible, and flexible technology infrastructure – without sacrificing complete control.
“We have aggressive growth plans, so continuing to decrease costs and avoid risk is important, but we also need to be responsive to customer needs with speedy deployment,” says Hugh Carspecken, CEO of DartPoints. “Schneider Electric was able to provide a simple yet scalable, cost-effective framework, including design, hardware, software and services, which will allow us to expand and contract with customer demand.”
DartPoints’ new Dallas facility is centrally managed with Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare™ data center infrastructure management (DCIM) platform, which enables DartPoints to centrally operate and manage geographically dispersed sites, to identify areas needing improvement, to identify opportunities for growth, and to ensure high availability for customers.
In addition to StruxureWare DCIM software to manage each pod, the final design includes modular power and cooling architecture with the Symmetra® PX UPS and InRow® RC chilled water units. This allows DartPoints to maintain low operating expenses and maximize energy efficiency even before the pod is loaded to full capacity. The pods also include metered rack PDUs to allow management at the circuit level and a hot aisle containment system to further maximize energy efficiency.
“As a smaller business, DartPoints needed a single comprehensive partner that could deliver integrated solutions, services and design expertise appropriate for their needs,” said Mike Hagan, vice president, Data Center Service Provider Segment. “Schneider Electric’s Data Center Service Provider team broughttogether all the knowledge and capabilities of our Solutions Architects, project management team, and account managers to deliver a measureable business advantage to DartPoints, in a very competitive market.”