[EN] Bradesco vence Brill Awards do Uptime Institute na categoria DC Upgrade, LATAM
Brill Awards entrants are judged by region (North America, Latin America, EMEA & Russia, and Asia Pacific). Entrants could submit in as many as five categories: Data Center Design, Operational Data Center Upgrade, Data Center Facilities Management, IT Efficiency and Product Solutions.
The winners are:
Banco Bradesco S.A. Bradesco installed two 1000-kVA UPSs, two 240 element battery banks, two 2000-kVA transformers, one 1000-kVA transformer, 25 electric panels, two 1500-kVA generators, two 15,000 liter diesel tanks as part of a technological upgrade of the facility’s supply and energy distribution systems.
Bradesco gathered qualified professionals to work on a feasibility study and project execution for expanding and modernizing its data center in Alphaville, which included managing the implementation of new systems in critical environments and considering the effect of activities that would be performed in parallel on production equipment so that these activities would not affect the availability of the bank’s services and business.
Equipment installation was concluded in months (138 days), following the schedule and operational windows of the bank with uninterrupted weekly activities. The project has extended the life cycle of the data center IT infrastructure approximately 10 years, based on current technologies. (Operational Data Center Upgrade, LATAM)
Itaú Unibanco. Itaú Unibanco transformed its data center by virtualizating its x86 servers. The bank's goal in the medium term was to stop increasing physical equipment in the data center due to space limitations. Before beginning the virtualization process, Itaú Unibanco adoped a number of strategies to address obsolete servers and identify good candidates for virtualization. As a result, the bank repurposed 440 kW and 83 square meters of space in the data center, using equipment rationalization initiatives that have become continuous. (IT Efficiency, LATAM)
Porto Seguro S.A. The Data Center team that manages Porto Seguro's five data centers uses a Command Center and a DCIM process to monitor, control, and operate its sites, enabling the company to pursue efficiency and reliability initiatives. These functionalities, plus the expertise of a Maintenance & Engineering dedicated team using the RCM principles, has enabled Porto Seguro to improve the reliability and availability of its facilities, make and report economic and environmental gains, and launch cloud computing initiatives. (Data Center Facilities Management, LATAM)
Global Leadership: Each year, Uptime Institute elevates certain applications out of the individual entry categories to honor with a Global Leadership Award. The winners of the Leadership Award category span multiple disciplines or regions. The Global Leadership award is given to organizations whose Brill Awards submissions demonstrate excellence across multiple disciplines or regions. This year, there were two Global Leadersip Award winners.
The Boeing Company. The Boeing team was selected for its holistic approach to IT Efficiency. By focusing on efficiencies and new technologies in server hardware, and integrating those requirements and capacity plans into its new data center designs, Boeing was able to achieve significant savings.
The company's new IT hardware procurement strategy reduced power consumption by 30%, as compared to the legacy equipment, while also providing a 50% reduction in floor‐space requirements. Electrical and communication cabling was also reduced by more than 60% with the adoption of blade servers and converged infrastructure. The team deployed a third-party data center design to match the equipment density requirements, using hot‐aisle containment and indirect air‐side economization to achieve significant capital expenditure and energy savings.
United Airlines Inc. The United team was selected for its robust yet energy-efficient data center design, and the integration of its IT and Critical Facilities Management teams. More than three years ago, after merging with Continental Airlines, United Airlines realized it was essential to merge IT services. With that goal in mind, and eight data centers to manage, a plan was designed to condense these facilities into two data centers as a long-term goal. To meet that goal, United started on the design and buildout of a new greenfield 167,000 sq. ft. complex, inclusive with a 25,000 sq. ft., 4 MW expandable to 6 MW data center in Suburban, IL. This data center was commissioned in October 2013 and became operational in February of 2014.
United also merged IT management structures when it developed the Critical Infrastructure Services (CFS) to manage this new facility. The CFS team supports all United Airlines data centers, reservation centers and airport IT infrastructure assets around the globe under a single team. This integrated structure remediated the traditional siloed nature of IT and facilities teams, and created a cooperative environment for buildout, maintenance, security and capacity planning for United's portfolio of critical IT resources.