Internap uses Schneider Electric in Modular fashion that is flexible and energy efficient

Schneider Electric has a press release on its efforts to help Internap build higher performing data centers.

Schneider Electric Helps Long-Time Customer, Internap, Build High-Performance, Hybrid Data Center in Secaucus, New Jersey


WEST KINGSTON, R.I. – April 1, 2014 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced a new project with Internet infrastructure provider and long-time customer, Internap, to equip its new hybrid data center in New Jersey with a diverse array of solutions to optimize operational efficiency and reduce costs.

I was able to chat with Randy Ortiz who is the VP of data center design and engineering at Internap leading the integration of Schneider Electric gear.  What became clear in the discussion is Randy’s efforts to be flexible with a modular electrical system also achieve a higher energy efficiency.  The current design can support up to 18kW per rack in the facility for high density server deployments.

“Modular, scalable design is at the core of our data center build outs,” says Randy Ortiz, Vice President, Data Center Design and Engineering, Internap. “With our New York facilities nearing full capacity, we needed to accelerate our growth plans while working with a services provider that meets our demands for operational efficiency and cost savings across several product solutions.


Here is a video describing the infrastructure in Internap with Randy Ortiz and you can see the 

Internap provides Enterprise Cloud Hosting which means the environments can be more dynamic and higher utilization which means more stress on the electrical and cooling systems.

The state-of-the-art Secaucus facility will serve customers’ growing demand for diverse IT infrastructure services that can address a wide range of application and use case requirements, with high-performance, low-latency network delivery. The data center meets these complex needs with Internap’s full hybrid portfolio that includes scale-out, highly-automated services