T-Systems

Overview

T-Systems, a leading service provider with around 52,000 employees, offer Information and Communications Technology services in over 20 countries across the world.

It is estimated that 66% of organisations will run out of datacenter capacity within the next two years. ITRM were recommended to T-Systems for their expertise in cabling and infrastructure solutions as T-Systems were in need of a complete, quality cabling solution for their data centre.

Objectives

  • To deliver a cabling solution to T-Systems’ data centre which is capable of providing connectivity to up to 360 server and comms cabinets.
  • To ensure a tailored service is implemented in order to facilitate the expansion and business needs of T-Systems.
  • To introduce an intranet based connectivity solution package, specifi cally designed to allow managed tracking of every aspect of a data centre environment.

This will encompass not only core infrastructure technologies, but also hardware, planning, implementation, space management, connectivity, power rating, power consumption and asset tracking. In addition, the package offers the ability to create and produce reports on TSystems’ data centre environment.

 

Solutions

Due to expansion, T-Systems required a solution that considered many important factors which are critical to the day to day running of their business. This included extensive testing of new category 5e copper and gigabit fibre backbone links to ensure maximum performance of its core infrastructure, all of which has been achieved with the full support of a global tier 1 network cabling manufacturer, the build of two cores with a capacity for core equipment cabinets and field server cabinets. All this has been implemented smoothly into the existing infrastructure, avoiding any downtime.