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Data Center Space Optimization

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In order to optimize its costs, an operator wished to rationalize the space occupied by its data center equipment and reduce its electricity bill. It asked Sofrecom’s data center experts to define a decommissioning strategy for obsolete or unused telecoms equipment and to allocate the freed-up surfaces to durable technical infrastructures.

Stake

In order to reduce operating expenses, an operator customer wished to optimize the space occupied by its data center equipment and reduce its electricity bill. It asked Sofrecom to define a decommissioning strategy for obsolete, unused telecoms equipment and to allocate the freed-up surfaces to durable technical infrastructures.

Methodology

We started by defining an equipment decommissioning roadmap aligned with our customer's goals.

Then we made an inventory of existing equipment - networks, IT, electrical, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, etc.: we counted over 13500 network and IT equipment in 2850 cabinets.
We then evaluated their durability by considering obsolescence criteria. This led to a limited list of equipment to be kept in the target configuration.

Finally, we made recommendations on the renovation or recycling of some equipment.

Result

Decommissioning unused or obsolete equipment and identifying unused spaces in cabinets enabled the operator to recover over 25% of space in the 9 existing data centers. This way, our customers avoided investments in new data centers and significantly reduced its opex.