Comtec Power adds to trophy cabinet with European award win

Comtec Power attended IT Europa magazine’s glittering European IT & Software Excellence gala award evening at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington last week to pick up the 2017 award for Datacentre Solution of the Year.

The award, accepted jointly with APC by Schneider Electric, was for Comtec Power’s major upgrade project at Cardiff University’s advanced research supercomputing facility .  The project benefited from Comtec Power’s datacentre design and build capabilities , incorporating components of Schneider Electric’s InfraStruxure (ISX) portfolio, plus high-efficiency chillers and the StruxureWare DCIM solution.

Find out more about the project in this video .

The upgrade lowered the University’s PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) ratio from 1:1.8 to 1:1.2. This in turn halved its electricity bill, saving approximately £125,000 a year, providing an ROI of less than five years.

“We’re thrilled to get off the mark with our first award win in 2017, setting the bar to continue meeting the highest standards in the UK and Europe,” said Nick Claxson, managing director at Comtec Power.  “As one of its leading Elite Partners , we have a fantastic relationship with Schneider Electric and a significant ongoing investment in its market-leading technology.  This has brought huge benefits to both sides, and enabled our enterprise customers with unique and lasting value.”