KAO Data Centre to be managed using DCIM suite

KAO Data Centre to be managed using DCIM suite

The board of KAO Data Campus has standardises on StruxureWare for Data Centers suite at one of London’s largest data centre developments. The new system will integrate PMS, EMS and BMS, together with Asset Management and operations management deciding factors.

Monaco, 7th June, 2017: Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has signed an agreement with KAO Data Campus for the use of its market leading StruxureWare for Data Centers DCIM suite at one of London’s largest data centre developments.

Paul Finch, Chief Operating Officer at KAO commented: “The software management platform is a key strategic decision – something we have to get right as we expand to meet customer demand in a phased manner across the entire data centre campus. After a hard look at what was available on the market, as well as taking on board the views of our potential customers, KAO has chosen to standardise on the StruxureWare for Data Centers DCIM suite.”

Jan Daan Luycks, KAO Chief Executive said, “Outsourcing data centre infrastructure to KAO enables customers to focus on their core competences. At KAO, we want to achieve leadership in delivering state-of-the-art colocation data centre infrastructure. It makes sense for us to turn to a leader in DCIM technology to enable KAO to be responsive, flexible and agile to the requirements of a wide range of colocation customers.” 

Schneider Electric says its data centre management software capability enables power management software (PMS), energy management software (EMS) and building management software (BMS) to be integrated with a DCIM overlay to provide data centre customers with a range of services from IT asset management to power use monitoring and intelligence down to branch circuits. The company’s software integration, together with its global footprint and standing in the market were key decision-making factors for KAO.

KAO is currently advanced in the construction phase of its DC1 data centre at Kao Data Campus, targeting practical completion in December 2017. At launch, one technology suite capable of delivering 2.2MW with immediate capacity of 442 racks up to 58U will be available. When complete, the KAO Data Campus will comprise four data centres, each with four technology suites, using indirect evaporative cooling for increased efficiency. The 15 acre site is provisioned with a 43,5MVA power supply, and has dark fibre availability.