Liebert Case Study - A Leading Communications Company


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A Leading Communications Company

The research and development department at a leading communications and media company in the Northeast had outgrown its current building—including its Internet and data capabilities. The lack of space posed a problem: no room to install more hardware. Compounding the problem was the fact that any upgrades to Internet and data capacity needed to be done quickly– within 10-14 weeks – to meet the critical business needs of the R&D department. This unique set of circumstances put IT and facilities officials in a difficult situation.

Case Summary
Location: Northeastern United States

SmartMod infrastructure: A rapidly deployable, standalone enclosure delivering an integrated, high-availability data center infrastructure in easy-to-implement configurations.

Critical Needs
A means for the company’s research and development department to gain the data and Internet capabilities they need, while still preserving valuable real estate in the branch’s building.


  • Installed a SmartMod infrastructure solution at a remote location, providing needed data and Internet capacity without taking up more building space.
  • Minimized downtime and productivity loss – deployed ten days before deadline.
  • Reduced costs by minimizing installation time and eliminating the need for room upgrades in the main building.
  • Integrated fire detection/suppression system helped to avoid the fire marshall’s lengthy inspection wait lists and increase overall safety.
  • Permits for easy relocation for anticipated move to a new location.

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A large communications and media company in the Northeast has provided the region with cable, Internet and phone service since the late 1970s. Growing from a subscriber base of 1,500, the company now provides solutions for five million households and businesses. Today, the company is one of the area’s leaders in residential and small business communications, and one of the prime cable, phone and Internet providers for large businesses.

Increase capacity and improve efficiency
Using the SmartMod infrastructure, the communications company was able to increase the Internet and data capacities in its research and development department, while generating cost-savings through data center infrastructure management technology.