Data Center Case Study - GridWay Computing Corporation


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GridWay Computing Corporation

Background

GridWay Computing Corporation serves small to medium-size businesses globally, offering managed services, disaster recovery, custom web applications and desktop support as well as co-location and cloud computing services. The company caters to a large variety of customers, including, but not limited to, doctors, accountants, legal firms and semiconductor providers.

The Situation

To better serve its wide variety of clientele, GridWay, an Ottawa, Ontario-based IT and data center services provider, decided it was time to expand its data center capacity and operations. The company needed a solution that would produce energy efficiencies and savings and offer the flexibility and scalability to grow with its client base—a key requirement in a competitive and constantly changing SMB market. “We want to expand intelligently, so that we add equipment only as we need it, not all at once,” says Chris Kramer, Chief Technology Officer. “Cost-effectiveness and efficiency are very important – they allow us to pass savings along to our customers.”

Results

  • Supports current clientele with a smaller, more energy efficient data center footprint
  • Reduced installation costs by eliminating the need for a raised floor
  • Increased services and performance while lowering energy costs
  • Improved accuracy in customer billing with new monitoring solution
“Using the SmartAisle infrastructure, we’ve ensured that our growth happens in-line with our business needs and strategies. We’re buying what we need, when we need it, and still cutting energy costs along the way.”
- Chris Kramer, Chief Technology Officer, GridWay Computing Corporation
Case Summary
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Products and Services: SmartAisle infrastructure: an intelligent, row-based infrastructure solution that integrates power, precision cooling and control technologies in a modular, rapidly-deployable design. The solution includes:
Liebert CRV Row-based Cooling
Liebert APM On-line UPS
Liebert MPH Managed Rack PDU
DCM Modular Rack Systems
Liebert iCOM Controls
Critical Needs: An IT infrastructure solution from a single source that allows GridWay to cost effectively expand IT capabilities, while having the flexibility to scale to support business growth.
 

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