Chicago Data Center and Managed Service Provider, CoreLink Data Centers, to Implement Schneider Electric’s APC Symmetra Megawatt UPS Systems at Each of its Five Facilities
MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Chicago data center and managed service provider, CoreLink Data Centers, LLC (http://www.corelink.com), announced today that, as part of its ongoing commitment to provide clients with secure IT infrastructure protection and guaranteed delivery of power and network availability, it has expanded its existing vendor relationship with Schneider Electric. CoreLink selected APC by Schneider Electric’s SymmetraÃ‚® Megawatt UPS for use at its Chicago data center, as well as Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle data centers.
The highly efficient and scalable power system’s modularity, a key offering of Schneider Electric’s IT business, enables CoreLink to quickly increase clients’ power capacity in 200kW increments up to 600kW. Such flexibility is in keeping with CoreLink’s own transparent and scalable Chicago data center hosting offerings, which accommodate small-, medium- and large enterprise clients’ changing business requirements and growth.
Additionally, the systems support CoreLink’s ongoing green initiative by yielding efficiencies of more than 95 percent at an over 30% load, minimizing its UPS-related power consumption.
“Our company and Schneider Electric have enjoyed a long standing working relationship whereby we’ve utilized APC rack mount PDUs and NetShelter SX cabinets at each of our data centers,” noted Loren Zweig, CoreLink’s Vice President of Engineering. “We have also leveraged Schneider Electric’s TAC Building Management System to monitor and manage power usage and cooling operations at each of our facilities, a key aspect of CoreLink’s green initiative.
“As a Schneider Electric enterprise account, CoreLink’s choice of APC by Schneider Electric’s Symmetra Megawatt UPS systems is the culmination of our company’s high level of satisfaction with Schneider Electric’s proven reliability and operational efficiency,” Zweig added. “We always want what’s best for our customers. Our trusted partner’s best-of-breed technology, software and services support our ability to deliver to clients a full suite of managed security and data center services backed with our 100 percent Uptime Service Level Agreement that covers all infrastructure elements and service metrics.”
Zweig cited five major reasons for CoreLink’s choice of APC by Schneider Electric’s Symmetra Megawatt UPS system including:
- The Symmetra Megawatt UPS equipment has a very high efficiency, approximately 95% at 30% utilization;
- The product allows modular flexibility using a 200kW power module increment and a 600kW frame building block, which is an advantage for scaleability;
- Schneider Electric enables flexibility in battery selection and is not tied to an OEM label product;
- The power modules can be added without interruption to critical load;
- Schneider Electric delivers a high level of customer service and sales support to engineering and construction teams.
“CoreLink’s dedication to providing mission critical data center services to its expanding client base, supported by its 100 percent SLA, involves the guaranteed delivery of a steady supply of power required to maintain the IT infrastructure,” said Mike Hagan, Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Schneider Electric. “We look forward to continuing to work with CoreLink so that each CoreLink customer receives reliable data center power and cooling products and related services.”
CoreLink is a leading data center hosting and managed services provider of critical infrastructure services delivered on a “state of the art,” robust and environmentally friendly technology platform. By leveraging data centers in Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Seattle with access to massive and diverse network connectivity, CoreLink delivers small, medium and large enterprise customers and service providers with high quality and uniquely agile, data center services. CoreLink’s focus on aligning customer needs with the proper solution, combined with a relentless focus on service, provides the flexibility and peace of mind all businesses require from a data center provider.
SOURCE CoreLink Data Centers, LLC