RUEIL-MALMAISON, France — Schneider Electric recently received a prestigious DatacenterDynamics Leaders EMEA Award in the Modular Deployment category for the state-of-the-art customized prefabricated data center installed at Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain. The award was given at an evening ceremony held at London’s Lancaster Hotel and hosted by television personality, Alexander Armstrong.
Hal Grant, Executive Vice-President, IT Business, Schneider Electric, said, “Since their launch, the DatacenterDynamics Leaders Awards have become the ‘Oscars’ of our industry. We’re very pleased therefore to receive this accolade — it is a great credit to the team of people who worked on this project both at Sagrada Familia and within Schneider Electric.”
The Schneider Electric integrated prefabricated data center solution enables site operators to manage the church’s security and effectively control the millions of visitors that come to the site each year. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sagrada Família is the most visited tourist attraction in Barcelona.
To meet unique customer needs, Schneider Electric designed and manufactured a customized prefabricated data center that can easily be moved when necessary. The facility requires minimal installation on site, preventing any disruption to tourists or the construction.
The module was delivered to site with racks, UPS, power distribution, cooling, and management pre-installed and ready for deployment. The module enclosure was designed for durability and security, with electrical and mechanical connections that can be easily disconnected for mobility services for the data center module and interior infrastructure components.
Davide Ortisi (left), Product Marketing Manager, Prefabricated Data Center Modules, Schneider Electric,
and Fernando Villa, CIO Sagrada Familia
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