Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In a digital economy where enterprise business models are increasingly interdependent, interconnection is essential to success. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities that are only possible when companies come together. To meet the constant evolution of its clients’ needs, Equinix called on Vertiv to redesign its 4 x 800 kVA parallel Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system for its PA7 data center (Energy Park - Courbevoie, France). The new distributed architecture is now composed of three scalable UPS systems supported by Vertiv Services allowing greater capacity and enhanced availability.
The first objective was to update and redesign the entire 4 x 800 kVA parallel UPS system based on a centralized, N+1 architecture. Vertiv led the customer in choosing a transformer-free UPS topology to boost efficiency and implemented a new distributed redundancy model with three chains, each composed of 1 MW Liebert® Trinergy™ UPS system in a (N+1) configuration. This architecture provides the data center with three different power lines, ultimately powering each rack customer rack with a 2(N+1) UPS configuration for utmost reliability.
Given its position in the data center colocation market, Equinix sought a partner that could meet its numerous requirements. Specifications involved scalability to adapt to the evolving critical capacity load, high levels of efficiency as well as various functioning modes; all within a completely reliable, available, serviceable and secure data center ecosystem. Moreover, Equinix required top-quality services, including constant availability of critical spare parts, rapid response time, customized emergency plans and restrictive operating modes in case of particular events.