Delta Dental – Colocation with Onsite Network and Telecom
Large insurance company moves from relocation to colocation
Challenges: Delta Dental Plan of Colorado is a large insurance company located in Denver. The Information Systems group had relocated the primary data center to a co-location site and had prepared to restore the data center space to premium office space. The network and telecom functions remained on site and needed to be housed in a closet.
Solution: Two R.A.S.E.R. DX units were selected in lieu of a closet. The R.A.S.E.R.s are quiet and locked, so walls are unnecessary. UPSs are located within the enclosures, so high quality, backed up power is provided from within. Cooling is self-contained and independent of the office building systems. Environmental and power monitoring are accessible via the UPS. Fire suppression is self-contained and provided within the R.A.S.E.R.s.
Benefits: By removing the data racks, the large UPS and the large A/C systems, premium floor area was recovered and returned to the business. Costs for construction of closets, cooling, power, security and fire protection were avoided. Closed-loop cooling protects data equipment at a fraction of the previous cost. On-board, high-efficiency UPS provides conditioned and backed up power for reliable uninterrupted operation.