Bank Cooling System Efficiency Upgrade

About

  • Location | Dubai
  • Size | 96 racks
  • Power | 1MW

This Dubai based bank aspired to improve the efficiency of their buildings and identified their data centre as a heavy energy usage area. The banks existing data centre was around eight years old and as such, was not optimised for efficiency or the latest cooling technologies.

The Brief

Sudlows DMCC were appointed by the bank following a competitive tender after completing a number of audits on their existing data centre facilities. The project was required to give an attractive return on investment for the bank in less than three years while also providing a more stable environment for the IT equipment to facilitate high density (HD) cooling.

Conclusion

The cooling system upgrades and cold aisle containment will provide the bank with a much improved and stable environment for its IT operations, allowing higher density deployment whilst greatly improving their energy efficiency.

With the existing data centre being a live production environment for the bank, the CFD modelling proved critical in enabling the bank to understand the effects of the upgrade prior to the installation.