Liebert Case Study - CDW Berbee


CDW Berbee


Founded in 1993, CDW Berbee is a proven partner for IT solutions, including unified communications, security, remote managed services, information worker solutions, and virtualization and optimization. The company’s data centers support hosted applications, co-location, and managed services for clients nationwide. CDW Berbee is a leading provider of technology for businesses and is among a handful of companies worldwide to achieve the highest level of partnership with Cisco, IBM and Microsoft. CDW Berbee has offices in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The Situation

CDW Berbee currently operates two enterprise data centers built on a redundant infrastructure to provide 7x24 data center management to customers worldwide. The data centers — located in Madison, Wisc., and Minneapolis — together include more than 24,000 square feet of space. In addition, CDW Berbee is currently constructing a new enterprise data center in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.


  • Eliminated 15°F to 18°F temperature variations in the data center, providing a consistent, stable environment for IT systems.
  • Implemented a next-generation cooling infrastructure that can support future growth without disrupting data center operations.
  • Increased efficiency and scalability of cooling systems by bringing cooling closer to the source of heat.
  • Secured a utility rebate for installing the energy-efficient Liebert XD system.
“Paul Hydukovich, a HVAC project manager with Gilbert Mechanical Contractors, thoroughly researched the Liebert XD technology and worked closely with Data Center Systems and Emerson Network Power during the installation. The fact that Emerson Network Power always does a great job of working with local experts was also a benefit.”
- Wayne Rasmussen, data center manager, CDW Berbee
Case Summary
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Products and Services: Liebert XDH Horizontal Row Cooler
Liebert XDC Coolant Chiller
Liebert Deluxe System/3 Precision Cooling System
Liebert Series 610 Uninterruptible Power System
Liebert SiteScan Critical Facility Monitoring System
Liebert FPC Power Conditioning and Distribution Cabinet
Critical Needs: A scalable, adaptive data center cooling infrastructure to eliminate emerging hotspots while providing a platform to support future business growth.

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