Data Center At Allama Iqbal Open University

  • Client: AIOU
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Data Center At Allama Iqbal Open University

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is the first Open University in Asia. With its main campus at Islamabad and huge network of regional centers spread across Pakistan, the University has to ensure high availability of various offerings for its internal as well as external customers.

Through a tough bidding tendering procedure, we as CMC won this tender for our valued client “Allama Iqbal Open University-Main Campus Islamabad” together with our OEM’s I Huawei Enterprise Group – Network Energy, Pakistan and Powerwell International-Malaysia 1- Have successfully deployed one of the best “20-30 Racks included allied Network and IT as well UPS, AIO PDFs, lnrow Coolers with dedicated staging area as well has having reduced topology of network deployment with fully-Concurrent maintainable Rated Ill conformed ITDC design” in Pakistan.

The project was won and delivered by CMC on turnkey basis for all third party integrated components covered to run fully functional Huawei Modular POD-FM2000 Cloud Data Center Facility “Enterprise Edition” with complete fit-outs on inception to end basis for all technical, Tactical, Presales and Project governance perspectives covering solution delivery, Supply and complete Installation for [Telecom I Electrical I Architectural and Mechanical layers I together with complete ITDC Building services integration.

This Rated 111 ITDC Facility holds full provision “for paths and components level full redundancy for production and planned maintenance perspective with zero down time” covering
MV/ LV/ MTTM Bus coupling features covered with full range of Type tested switchboards solution from Powerwell International. The design is enriched to meet High Availability upto each active and distribution path availability for planned compute IT Equipment to be housed within same Huawei Modular POD. The Design is fully deployed on compartmentalized /zoning approach ensuring most cost effective and efficient PUE/ DCIE/ DCIM facilitation by adopting best practices set within the industry standards to fully conform Modern-era green energy based Modular ITDC b uild/ fit out initiative.

CMC is well maintaining this DCF in operation 24×7 since April 2020 with 100% recorded uptime with zero down time to enable the automation of AIOU.

The project solution summary is based on;

POD, In-row precision cooling and UPS. Power distributions system that includes ATS panels, EMSBs and DBs.
Fire Suppression system
Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring for remote and local monitoring Access Control System
Generators for standby power
NOC for monitoring various aspects of data center on video wall.