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APC INSTALLS TIER III DATA CENTER FOR SAUDI BANK


APC by Schneider Electric has fi nished building a Tier III data center for the Arab National Bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


The data center will be used for all mission-critical IT facilities, IT services and back- end operations and networks, including desktops and telephone systems.


Key fi nancial applications and core banking services are also


AFRICA


African cabling and switching companies Seacom and Infi nera Corp have successfully trialled fi ve 100Gbps channels of optical transmission over a distance of 1,732km. The 500Gbps trial was run on Seacom’s new 930km dark fi ber Africa route, which links cable landing stations at KwaZulu-Natal


to Terraco’s data center in Johannesburg.


SOUTH AFRICA A South


African technology


company that launched a new containerized data center last year has created a hybrid power system that combines solar, wind and diesel. It can provide 2.5kW of one-phase or 18kW of three- phase power.


The T-Cube FreeGrid, designed by Telenetix, can limit the amount of grid power a data


managed inside the data center.


The data center uses APC by Schneider Electric Hot


Air


Containment Systems (HACS) and InRow cooling solutions, designed to provide cooling at the row-level and rack-level of the data center for rack-based IT equipment with a front-to- back air fl ow.


APC’s InfraStruXure Central management software (which can be integrated with VMware


center requires. It comes with solar panels, wind turbines and diesel generators, all connected through a central power management system that acts as a seamless interface between the power sources, battery storage banks and energy users. It can also plug into grid power.


Vodafone subsidiary Vodacom launched Phase 1 of a data center in Cape Town’s Foreshore district that once fully built out will accommodate 30,000 sq ft of data center fl oor. The company partnered with VMware and Novell to use their technology for cloud services at the seven-storey facility.


The carrier-neutral data center features redundant electrical infrastructure (2N) and has a water-cooled chiller plant, 98% effi cient air-cooled step-down


A hot aisle inside ANB’s new facility


vSphere) has been installed for critical physical infrastructure alarms and events, including monitoring for power and cooling and security, along with APC’s BMS solution.


transformers and maximum high-voltage power distribution.


UAE A new IPv6 training program has been designed by the United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Regulatory Authority


to


promote awareness of the importance of IPv6 for businesses and government.


UGANDA The Ugandan Government launched a data center hosting its centralized infrastructure. The facility features redundant infrastructure, biometrics-based access-control systems and environmental monitoring.


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