FIMA to introduce advanced solutions at TEO's new data centre

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IT and telecommunications provider, TEO, will open an advanced data centre in Vilnius next year. During the construction of the centre, the highest Tier III reliability standards are being strictly observed and the centre itself will be certified by Uptime Institute. FIMA was appointed as the general contractor for the project which represents an investment of LTL 10 million.

“IT is TEO’s priority business, so we regularly invest in the latest technology while continuing to strengthen our presence in the market. In addition to IT infrastructure hosting, our data centres offer various IT management services and security solutions. Our work with business customers has shown that there is a growing demand for both data centre services and outsourced IT services. It’s now becoming clear that the global trend of purchasing IT as a service is gaining strength in Lithuania,” head of TEO’s business customer division, Aleksandras Samuchovas, said.

The new data centre will be home to 106 server frames and its IT capacity is projected to be 500 kW. The servers will be cooled using a particularly energy-efficient KyotoCooling system that is suitable for the Lithuanian climate.

“Once installed in the new data centre, the system will use the outside temperature for 85 per cent of the time that the servers need to be cooled. TEO will be the first European data centre and only the third in the world to have KyotoCooling system installed and to have obtained a Tier III certificate. The new data centre will also be equipped with an environmentally-friendly Novec 1230 fire extinguishing system,” the director of the Automation and DC solutions department of the intelligent engineering solutions provider, FIMA, Valdas Vrubliauskas, said.

The data centre will be notable for its particularly high energy efficiency with a PUE (Power Usage Efficiency) of 1.25. On this scale, the closer the rating is to one, the more energy efficient a data centre is and the lower its customers’ energy costs are.

Compared with many data centres currently in operation this one, when operating at full capacity, will ensure annual energy savings of up to 1.5 million kWh.