Data Center Case Study - Ability Beyond Disability


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Ability Beyond Disability

Background

Ability Beyond Disability helps people with disabilities realize their dreams. Through a network of group homes and community programs, the Connecticut-based nonprofit empowers people with developmental disabilities to become vital participants in communities throughout the Northeastern United States.

The Situation

Ability Beyond Disability installed a Cisco® IP Telephony system to support its Connecticut office as well as remote offices and group homes. Some clients have life-threatening conditions so any interruption of telephone service was unacceptable. The existing uninterruptible power system lacked the capacity and manufacturer support required to deliver the required data center power availability.

Results

  • Successful conversion to IP telephony improved operating flexibility and reduced overhead costs.
  • Increased ability to ride through power outages with zero impact on IT systems.
  • Improved visibility into satellite operations through remote monitoring.
“I no longer worry about power outages. I can relax and focus on new ways to use technology to enrich our clients’ lives.”
- Laurie Dale, Manager Information Technology, Ability Beyond Disability
Case Summary
Location: Northeastern United States
Products and Services: Liebert Nfinity® UPS
Liebert Foundation® enclosures
Liebert GXT UPS
Critical Needs: Improve efficiency and reduce cost using IP telephony without compromising phone system reliability and availability.
 

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