Story image

Vertiv futureproofs Malaysian state-owned water distributor's data center

20 Oct 17

Vertiv has installed its SmartRow Plus data center in the new facility of Malaysia’s Syarikat Air Darl Aman (SADA), a water distribution provider in Malaysia.

The new equipment was installed in close collaboration with Vertiv partner FPS in SADA’s Alor Setar office.

SADA expects to have reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) with the SmartRow Plus data center and lessen the physical footprint of their IT network.

The new facility would also make possible future expansions as their needs arise.

SADA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kedah Darul Aman that serves thousands of residents in the region of Kedah, set out to upgrade their IT infrastructure.

They only had a small server room in their new office facility to house a new server.

Muahamad Fauzi B. Haji Romli, SADA ICT technician, says the need to provide better service to customers prompted them to upgrade their current IT facility.

“We didn’t want to hamper our operations with our upgrades. Speed and flexibility and efficiency were the main considerations in going after an integrated infrastructure,” Romli says.

SADA explored several vendors and solutions prior to choosing Vertiv, which worked closely with partner FPS to build SADA’s new infrastructure.

Lee Chiun Lin, FPS sales manager, says SmartRow Plus was selected as the best solution to overcome SADA’s space and cooling constraints.

The final set up for SADA consisted of eight racks, fully integrated with power, thermal and monitoring solutions in a small footprint.

In addition, SmartRow Plus is flexible, with provisions to increase capacity if and when SADA requires over a long period.

It features high-efficiency cooling that can significantly reduce heat, high availability that could save as much as 30%, modularity for flexibility and expansion, and an integrated monitoring and control.

“We chose SmartRow Plus because it offered the best solution for SADA’S needs. It was effective in terms of energy savings and efficiency,” Lee says.

The entire project took two months to complete, with little downtime in the operation of SADA as the new equipment was being installed.

“We were looking for a complete solution and the SmartRow Plus was the only one that met our requirements for a total data center package,” Romli says.

Hitesh Prajapti, Vertiv Malaysia country manager, says SADA’s selection of Vertiv is a great testimony to our ability to support critical industries like utilities who need speed, efficiency, and flexibility.

“The team at SADA valued the fully integrated solutions not only for the technology benefits but also for the relatively short deployment time with minimal disruptions to their business operations,” Prajapti says.

“We are confident that this solution will deliver great savings as they desired. Even now, they have got immediate benefits from the space optimization that this approach provides.”

Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
IDC: Aussie spending on IT Services to hit $23.5B by 2023
the project-oriented market which is predicted to achieve the highest CAGR through to 2023; though no market is expected to decline
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.