“This new data center further strengthens our network and IT infrastructure with the best technology available,” said Tony Jablonski, assistant chief information officer at the University of Montana. “We are now in a position to consolidate about one-third of our 23 modest-sized data centers, which were scattered across our campus, into a single unit. We have already begun that process with great success. CommScope’s advanced infrastructure solutions are highly reliable and we had a great experience working with them on this project. We have a significant responsibility to provide our faculty and students with a secure, efficient, and dependable service when managing their information. Now that most of our data center technology is operating within the Data Center on Demand modular solution, I can sleep better at night.”
effort to consolidate an IT infrastructure that was dispersed throughout its
campus, the University of Montana has
completed the installation of its legacy servers and storage devices within the
Center on Demand™ modular
data center solution from CommScope. The IT portfolio is now online and serving
the university within its new high-efficiency, purpose-built data center solution.
initial planning in 2014 to the time it became fully operational, the Data
Center on Demand solution was completed in less than nine months –
significantly faster than the time required to plan, design, and build a
traditional brick-and-mortar facility. The actual production and deployment of
the unit itself took less than 20 weeks.
with recent virtualization initiatives, the university’s modular data center
has a built-in migration path with several available racks for future
integration of outlying legacy systems.
data center further strengthens our network and IT infrastructure with the best
technology available,” said Tony Jablonski, assistant chief information officer
at the University of Montana. “We are now in a position to consolidate about
one-third of our 23 modest-sized data centers, which were scattered across our
campus, into a single unit. We have already begun that process with great
success. CommScope’s advanced infrastructure solutions are highly reliable and
we had a great experience working with them on this project. We have a
significant responsibility to provide our faculty and students with a secure,
efficient, and dependable service when managing their information. Now that
most of our data center technology is operating within the Data Center on
Demand modular solution, I can sleep better at night.”
University of Montana staff started researching the development of a new data
center, they wanted to deploy a solution that allowed them to take advantage of
the Montana climate, which remains fairly cool throughout most of the year, to
help lower cooling costs. The CommScope unit came with the highly agile
SmartAir™ Intelligent Cooling System to help fulfill that need. Since the unit
became fully operational, the University of Montana is seeing the benefits from
highly efficient and innovative cooling technology.
brought the unit online, we started seeing an approximately 80 percent
reduction in energy costs,” said Jablonski. “Since the unit uses the cool
Montana climate, we have also seen a significant reduction in water usage,
which was costing the university approximately $45,000 a year.”
purpose-built Data Center on Demand at the University of Montana includes:
evaporative cooling with self-regulating adiabatic temperature controls.
server racks running 20 kilowatts each.
power through battery and diesel generators.
universal power supply units.
organizations face the same challenges as the University of Montana when trying
to consolidate their IT infrastructure with very little budget or real estate,”
said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope.
“The Data Center on Demand solution was the perfect fit to quickly bring all of
their legacy systems into one efficient modular unit that still has room to
CommScope’s purpose-built modular solutions can
be deployed virtually anywhere – indoors, outdoors, within a prepped building, in
extreme and harsh environments—anywhere with access to network, power, and
water. The solution offers a building-block approach that allows customers
unparalleled freedom of choice in design and engineering. Capacity can be added
on demand to minimize up-front cash outlays yet provide scalability in the
future. All Data Center on Demand solutions are backed by CommScope’s
comprehensive pre- and post-deployment services that encompass everything
necessary for design, build, and maintenance.
A video of
the University of Montana purpose-built data center, along with a full
interview with Tony Jablonski can be found here.
Data Center on Demand is globally available to CommScope
customers and is supported through CommScope’s extensive PartnerPRO™
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About University of Montana
Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning
natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier
students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the
globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula,
Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. The
University draws a diverse
population to Missoula and helps cultivate
an educated, engaged and vibrant community. Roughly 15,000 students attend UM
and Missoula College, where they receive
a world-class education in a
broad range of subjects that include the trades, liberal arts, graduate and
postdoctoral study and professional training.
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