Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi based investment firm, appointed the Joint Venture of M+W Group and Commodore Contracting Co. to design and build one of the largest commercial wholesale data centers in the UAE. The project consisted of two data center sites, one located in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi and the other in Meydan City, Dubai. With more than 13,000 square meters of overall space at completion, these are the largest data centers of their kind in the entire UAE. Both data center are similar in size and follow the same modular design approach. Delivering 4.5 MW of IT load in the initial phase and scalable up to 18 MW per facility in future phases, the two data centers will provide industry benchmark levels of power supply and cooling services to serve the growing need for data center operations in the UAE. Each site consists of six independent data center modules (PODs), and provides the highest standard of availability, which is Tier 3+ on international rating standards. Du, UAE’s integrated telecommunications service provider, is the anchor tenant at both data centers sites.
For M+W Group, delivering and supporting such a complex project required a solutions provider that had full understanding of the project and the ability to deliver both technically and commercially. Based on those capabilities and a track record of successful project deliveries, TEXPO was awarded the work of supplying and installation of cabling components and switches, cable pulling, and cable termination and testing for both data center sites. TEXPO developed the following approach:
For TEXPO, the task was to complete the supply and installation of the LAN and communication cabling system and components along with switches as part of a complete installation of cable networking and testing of the network communication systems. Since world-class equipment and material were required to meet the highest level of satisfaction, quality and performance, TEXPO selected PANDUIT’s CABLING SYSTEM, Extreme Networks active components for installation within the cabinets and the Allied Telesis industrial switches for the BMS integration.
Both data centers were successfully completed and became operational in the second quarter of 2014. The project was executed under strict quality manual procedures, as well as under maximum health and safety guidelines, which resulted in high quality output and without any injuries.