Piller supply UPS to Germany’s largest data center offering cloud computing services
Osterode 4 March, 2013. Piller has been commissioned to supply large-scale UNIBLOCK UBTD+ Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) with PowerBridge to a new, high-performance data center in Germany.
The joint-venture project by two of the world’s leading global engineering and construction groups, involves the expansion of an existing nearby site as well as the new data center. The two data centers will constitute a twin-core facility that will allow for maximum data and operational reliability. The completed facility will constitute a lynchpin of the rapidly growing cloud computing market and will be Germany’s largest data center operated by an IT provider. The project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2014.
The Piller design will utilize a state-of-the-art electrical distribution scheme known as Isolated Parallel Bus (IP-Bus) widely used by Piller customers in North America, Asia and Europe. The IP-Bus system provides a redundant UPS scheme that is scalable to 20 megawatts in a concurrently maintainable and fault tolerant configuration. It provides the key features of a traditional solution but with the major advantage of additional redundancy and improved efficiencies normally expected only from more traditional N+1 redundant arrangement.
The entire project will be carried out in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council LEED standard, for which certification will be effected based on the LEED Gold Standard. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized classification system for energy efficient and environmentally friendly building design.
Piller (www.piller.com) produces power protection systems for "mission critical" applications world wide. The company was founded in Osterode, near Hanover in Germany in 1909 and acquired by the British engineering group Langley Holdings plc (www.langleyholdings.com) in 2004. Today the company is widely regarded as the leader in the field of high-end power protection for central banks, broadcasters telecommunications companies, government organizations and other major datacenter users.