Schneider Electric Cooling Installation at Cogeco Data Services Delivers Energy
New Colocation Facility in Barrie, Ontario Uses Schneider Electric's
EcoBreeze(TM) Innovative Modular Economizer Cooling Technology
BARRIE, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/13 -- Schneider Electric, a
global specialist in energy management, today announced the
successful installation of its EcoBreeze modular, indirect
evaporative cooling solution at a new colocation and cloud services
facility in Barrie, Canada. The facility is operated by Cogeco Data
Services, a leading ICT provider that provides data centre, managed
IT, cloud and connectivity services to some of Canada's largest
companies and public sector organizations.
Formally starting operations today, the new 10-MW facility will
eventually feature a total of sixteen EcoBreeze units as it expands.
By offering flexible, energy-efficient cooling options, Schneider
Electric's EcoBreeze solution will enable Cogeco Data Services to
meet stringent energy efficiency goals.
"The EcoBreeze solution was the perfect fit for our new colocation
facility because of its robust, redundant, modular design and its
flexibility in offering several cooling options," says Jeff Edward,
vice president of Engineering and Operations at Cogeco Data Services.
"At our Barrie facility, we plan to take advantage of free cooling as
much as possible to reduce energy usage. EcoBreeze enables us to do
this while also giving us the room to scale quickly and effectively
as we continue to grow."
Ehvert Mission Critical was the strategic partner selected by Cogeco
to deliver the new data center. The limited space on the property
presented the challenge of adapting the EcoBreeze system to a roof
based configuration. Ehvert undertook the detailed design and
construction of a series of dedicated structural frames to support
the systems above the existing building structure.
"The EcoBreeze's modular architecture and ISO Shipping frame based
construction, allowed our team to design, fabricate and place the
units in a fraction of the time necessary for a custom site assembled
solution," said Vello Ehvert, president, Ehvert Mission Critical.
Schneider Electric's EcoBreeze units have the unique ability to
automatically switch between two economizer options, air-to-air and
indirect evaporative heat exchange, depending on the variability of
outside ambient air temperature. This provides the most energy
efficient cooling method possible by optimizing the total number of
hours available for full or partial free cooling. The units are
installed outside of the data center, on the roof of the facility,
taking up zero whitespace and enabling easy expansion and
"Cogeco Data Services' new Barrie data center is clearly a market
leader in terms of using state-of-art technology to minimize
environmental impact, providing maximum uptime and best serving the
needs of its customers," says Daniel Peloquin, president, Canada
Operations, Schneider Electric. "The EcoBreeze solution is an
important part of this puzzle by allowing Cogeco Data Services to
take advantage of a modular design for increased capacity and
redundancy and most importantly, helping Cogeco Data Services
maximize energy efficiency."
The new Cogeco Data Services facility is also utilizing the following
Schneider Electric data center solutions:
-- Schneider Electric's touch safe, modular power distribution
architecture, which enables moves, add-ons and changes without having
to shut down panel boards;
-- Schneider Electric's Symmetra 1.6 Megawatt uninterruptible power
supply (UPS) systems, which helps provide energy efficient, modular,
scalable, three-phase power protection for Cogeco Data Services'
-- StruxureWare data center infrastructure management software (DCIM),
which provides an instant overview of data center operations through
inventory management, a PUE calculator, real-time device alarms, and
For more information on Schneider Electric's EcoBreeze, Symmetra
Megawatt or StruxureWare solutions, please visit
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management
with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers
integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including
leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries &
Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers &
Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable,
efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees
achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012,
through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations
make the most of their energy.
Phone: 1-800-788-1704 ext. 3338
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