Green data centre for University of Birmingham Dubai

Green data centre for University of Birmingham Dubai

Schneider Electric and the University of Birmingham Dubai build green, energy-efficient data centre on-site at the new campus, and implemented by system integrator CDW.

According to a joint press release, it is designed to be as energy-efficient as possible and includes features such as remote management and performance benchmarking against thousands of other data centres worldwide.

Connected to the University of Birmingham's UK campus, the centre will allow rapid data exchange between the two sites.

The University of Birmingham Dubai's new facilities have been designed as a 'Smart Campus', with technologies that enable innovative, multidisciplinary teaching and learning, it said.

Students and academics will benefit from WiFi6, the next generation of wireless connectivity, to support learning and research across the campus and between the UAE and the U.K., the release explained.

"The technology provided by Schneider Electric covers both hardware and software and includes Easy Metered Rack Power Distribution Units (Rack PDU) for real-time remote monitoring of power usage, as well as power management for connected loads. Uninterruptible Power Supply devices provide battery backup power in case of a sudden loss of electricity, and Easy Rack mounts simplify the data centre's design and maintenance," the release said.

Professor David Sadler, Provost at the University of Birmingham Dubai said: "Our new building has been designed as a 'Smart Campus' - embedded with flexible, cutting-edge technology allowing innovative, multidisciplinary teaching and learning. We aim to deliver a flexible and powerful teaching environment in Dubai that students and staff will enjoy."

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