Data Realty, South Bend, USA
The biggest advantage that we are realizing is the flexibility using Bergvik’s custom size floor panels. We added more Rack rows per square foot (increasing our density) by going with 915 mm cold aisles. We also went with 1220 mm hot aisles, but have dropped those where applicable on an ’as needed’ basis.
CTO - Data Realty
"ONLY BERGVIK COULD PROVIDE THE KIND OF SERVER RACK DENSITY WE NEEDED"
That is how Tom Panozzo, CTO at Data Realty in South Bend IN, describes how Bergvik’s Iso Floor helped make their data center flexible.
Bergvik solved Data Realty’s special need for optimization by manufacturing additional custom floor panels in sizes; 50” x 24”, 44” x 24”, 28” x 24” – and delivered them within 5 weeks.
”I know of no other flooring system that would allow me to reconfigure my floor to suit individual (future and unforeseen) client requests without also rebuilding the floor substructure at extreme cost. With Bergvik, I just order custom sized panels and I am done... No substructure work, no contractors, no cost beyond panels. When I consider that with competitor flooring systems reconfiguration is extremely costly and in most cases impossible, I consider this to be the biggest benefit,”
says Tom Panozzo, CTO at Data Realty.
The mission from Data Realty to Bergvik was to provide them with a flexible raised floor solution that would allow them to change the Server Rack pitch at any stage, depending on Rack size and which type of customer would move in. General Contractor was Turner Construction. Raised Floor area was 7340 ft2 (682 m2) and UDL Loading 300 PSF (13.5 kN/m2. The time for installation was only 5 days. Ron Sinopoli, Turner Construction said; "I have never seen a raised floor installed so quickly!".
THIS IS DATA REALTY
Data Realty’s world-class data centers are designed to enable analytic computation on data sets housed within their secure environment. Go to www.data-realty.com for more information.