A Maxi-Cool User Story

In 2016 we were approached by a US-owned insurer and asked to provide a solution to the IT cooling required due to the merger of a small British insurer, in a London office, into their much larger operation. Until 2016 a professional mutual insurance company had been working very successfully out of a small office in central London. They had one server cabinet in the office, as their client data was highly confidential, and they were not big enough to warrant a more extensive IT infrastructure. However, once they had agreed to merge with an American insurer, the IT provision of the smaller business became more complex and challenging. In the first instance, an interface between the two firms was necessary without the smaller organisation moving out of its office.

The challenge for the facilities manager was integrating the existing IT hardware with the much larger servers and installing additional software to support the integration requirements. The integration significantly increased the heat load inside the tiny and inflexible server room in the London office, which is no bigger than a standard broom cupboard.

Server cooling fitted in tower block

The new parent company approached us intending to provide a cooling solution that could address the cooling required in the London office. Due to the complexities of the compliance required by the larger company, the facilities team visited us to inspect the demonstration unit and to chat about it with our designer. We then visited the site in London and agreed to supply a 36U cabinet and a top-mounted ‘Halo’ Maxi-Cool cooling system. We resolved additional ventilation issues by installing an extractor fan in the ceiling of the little server room.The Maxi-Cool unit in the London office works extremely hard and has been a successful solution for the parent company. It is now routinely serviced twice a year on a contract basis, and these visits occur on a Saturday or in the evenings to minimise the disruption in the office. Our experience supplying a Maxi-Cool System to a large American company has been incredibly positive for us. It has allowed us to prove to ourselves and the client that the Maxi-Cool System solves specific problems in the workplace and that, as a team, we can meet additional technical issues as they arise.

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