Increasing rack capacity without business disruption
A UK-based international investment company had an IT facility in Vienna that required a full rack replacement. Its existing rack capacity was insufficient, organised illogically, and lacked any cabling plan, labelling or power protection.
With new consolidated network and voice services about to be rolled out by the company, they were urgently seeking a provider who could conduct a comprehensive upgrade.
We conducted a full overhaul and expansion of the company’s rack set-up, starting with a detailed remote evaluation and contact with the on-site support and network team to scope out the exact requirements.
Over the course of a weekend, JSC completed a full audit of all equipment, connectivity and then decommissioned the existing rack. We supplied and installed the new rack, PDUs and UPS, reinstated the structured cabling panels and recommissioned the infrastructure. Once installed and commissioned, the new equipment was then tested in conjunction with the remote client team in the UK – with the office ready for business again by Sunday evening.
The result of the project, a UK-led managed service conducted in continental Europe, was a quickly executed, professional boost to the company’s environment, including:
- An upgraded rack environment with zero business disruption
- Increased rack capacity supporting future-proofing
- Immediate improvements to power use, resilience, and cooling
- Fully documented environment with cable labelling and equipment labelling