The University of Dammam is a renowned research-based institution with a student population of over 50,000. Led by its medical and architectural colleges, the University, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, is comprised of 21 colleges and a University Hospital.
Given Saudi Arabia’s challenging temperatures, the institution’s most crucial requirement was energy efficiency. A reduced footprint, rapid deployment, reliability and sustainability were also among the University’s primary needs.
"The main objective of building this data center is to increase efficiency by utilizing resources in smart and innovative ways," says Dr. Saad AlAmri, CIO for the University of Dammam. “Vertiv has a full range of highly advanced solutions and a strong local presence in Saudi Arabia, that helped us achieve our goals."
The new data center, provided by Vertiv and certified by the Uptime Institute as a Tier III facility, is powered by six Liebert® 80-NET UPS units. These are configured to offer up to 1000 kVA of dual power and multiple independent distribution paths to the IT equipment. The system design provides a concurrently maintainable infrastructure with an expected availability of 99.982%.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
To be able to face the extreme climate conditions of up to 52°C, the thermal management equipment is meticulously arranged deploying Vertiv SmartAisle™ containment, coupled with Liebert PDX and Liebert CRV units. Outfitted with more than a hundred Vertiv Knürr® DCM® Heavy-Duty Racks and Liebert MPH power distribution units (PDU), the Vertiv SmartAisle containment allows for optimized air flow in a reduced footprint. The new data center, provided by Vertiv and certified by the Uptime Institute as Tier III facility is bowered by 6 Liebert 80-NET UPS units.
Given Saudi Arabia’s challenging temperatures, the institution’s most crucial