Fast-growing Equiniti chooses latest in advanced power management systems

The project

Equiniti UPS installation, Power Distribution, remote monitoring and Service Support

The background

Equiniti is one of the fastest growing IT software and services companies in the UK and Ireland. The Group’s core capabilities are centred round high volume, complex administration and payments services supporting over 2,200 clients in both the public and private sectors.

A reliable and constant source of power is paramount to the smooth operation of Equiniti.

The Equiniti Belfast site were upgrading their electrical infrastructure and had several server rooms with local UPSs but the requirement was to integrate all server rooms with one UPS source to consolidate and manage potential risk. They also required a solution to monitor the power usage in each rack.

The solution

Equiniti selected Continu to supply and install a parallel 120kVA MGE Galaxy 5500 UPS to facilitate all the servers and replace smaller local rack-based UPSs. The solution also included supply of 42 metered-by-outlet 16Amp Rack Power Distribution Units (PDU) in order to monitor power usage. The IT team were also provided with supply, install and training on APC StuxureWare Monitoring Software.

The results

The key feature of the MGE Galaxy 5500 is the latest in advanced power management systems, engineered to increase performance and reliability. Online technology fully isolates and protects against all power quality disturbances in even the most demanding environments. High efficiency in double conversion or ECO mode saves valuable energy costs and a comprehensive range of options enables the MGE Galaxy 5500 to be highly effective in any application. Full front access allows for a space saving footprint, user friendly graphical display and the StruxureWare Monitoring enables the IT team to remotely monitor the UPS Systems, PDUs and other third party equipment.

Equiniti have installed one of the easiest UPSs in its class, which is maintained on the Silver Service Support plan by Continu.

For more information about backup power solutions or to discuss which support package would be best for your business, please contact us