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Loughborough University Drives IT and Data Centre Efficiency with Schneider Electric

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Loughborough University partners with Schneider Electric and its Elite Partners, on365 for increased reliability and more sustainable operations using EcoStruxure™ Data Center solutions.

Story Overview

Loughborough, one of the UK’s leading universities, has worked with Schneider Electric and its Elite Partners, on365, to ensure operational continuity for the university’s data centre and distributed IT environments. By modernising its infrastructure with the latest in resilient and energy efficient technologies and harnessing the power of data analytics and predictive maintenance, the university has future-proofed its campus to support its excellent research and academic reputation.

Customer Background

With an attending student body of 19,500 across its 523-acre campus, Loughborough is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. Today it is ranked world number one for sportsrelated subjects, Loughborough was also named Sports University of the Year in 2022 by The Times and Sunday Times.

on365 Loughborough University Case Study

Goal

Increase resiliency and efficiency, ensure reliable data centre infrastructure to support ongoing provision of IT services for academic, administration and research purposes.

Approach

Deployment of a modular scalable data centre architecture based on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure For Data Centres solutions.

Story

Loughborough University worked with Schneider Electric and its Elite Partners, on365, to modernise its infrastructure with the latest in resilient and energy efficient technologies, to ensure operational continuity and sustainable operations for its data centre, distributed IT environments, and critical applications.

Results

  • Higher levels of data centre performance and transition towards sustainable university operation via the successful upgrade of its main data centre, and the installation of EcoStruxure Row Data Centre
  • Future-proofed environment for new technological advances.
  • Improved cooling control and efficiency.
  • Schneider Electric’s GalaxyTM UPS with Li-ion batteries, offering increased resilience, efficiency and the opportunity for load shedding.
  • Real-time visibility and data-driven insights to mitigate critical faults and 24×7 services support.

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To learn more about how on365 and Schneider Electric enabled Loughborough University to become more efficient, effective and operate with more resilience read our full case study here.

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