Operations and Maintenance Solution for Data Center

The challenge

For the Tier III data center, constant and continuous power flow as well as regular maintenance is not an option but a necessity to interact and deliver personalized services to its four million users. Running a 10,000 square metre data center that stores, manages and processes data 24/7 entails significant challenges, including:

  • Reliability and Availability: Ensure stable and uninterrupted power supply, proper ventilation, high-quality cooling system and reliable backup generators to name a few
  • Energy Efficiency and Green IT: Reduce energy consumption, power usage effectiveness (PUE) and carbon footprint (CUE)
  • Physical Security: Control authorization and access to the center 
  • Compliance with Tier III standards as set by Uptime Institute, the global data center authority


Veolia's solution

Veolia uses its long-standing global expertise to ensure the operations and maintenance as well as energy efficiency of the data center. The Veolia solution includes:

  • 24/7 energy management solutions:
    • Operation of heating, ventilating and cooling systems
    • Operation of electrical systems, including of emergency power supply
    • Responsible for fire safety systems
  • Equipment and tool management:
    • Implementation of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software to plan, track, measure, and optimize all maintenance tasks digitally
    • Preventive and corrective maintenance
    • Use of a Life Cycle Management approach to improve the sustainability performance of the center
  • Facility maintenance and property management:
    • Maintenance of all interior and exterior spaces 
    • Ensure cleanliness
    • Implementation of an access control system


The benefits for our client

Through this partnership, Veolia’s client is able to optimize operational efficiency, ensure occupational health and safety, as well as reduce its environmental footprint and instill circular economy principles.

  • Zero downtime in four years
  • Power usage effectiveness (PUE) rate of 1.3 — 37% more efficient than the average data center according to Uptime Institute: By using outside air to cool the data center, Veolia decreases the need for chillers and compressors, and thus allows the client to tremendously reduce operating costs and improve their environmental performance
  • Stellar health and safety performance: Zero workplace injuries since the beginning of the contract
  • Improved operational efficiency and staff productivity: Veolia’s innovative approach to management enables the data center to easily monitor and manage maintenance tasks
  • Strict compliance with industry's most stringent quality, environmental and security regulations and standards, including Tier III Certification, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standards
  • A complete and detailed startup kit explaining all the procedures a data center should follow to operate efficiently and sustainably