Most Promising Data Center Solution Providers 2016

The tremendous growth of data in volume and variety, coupled with a need to cost-effectively manage the resources is pushing enterprises toward innovative data centers. As a result, data center providers are ensuring robust initial planning and thoughtful consideration on the hardware and software to create a data center that is efficient and scalable.

Further, the prevailing trends of cloud, IoT, and the introduction of virtual environments is bringing positive impacts on the critical infrastructure performance of businesses. This had led data center solution providers to build their offerings around colocation services, automation and high-performance computing frameworks to help firms streamline their business operations.

Recently, CIO Review has provided The 20 Most Promising Data Center Solution Providers of 2016 featuring companies that provide state-of-the-art services and tools to mitigate the pain-points present in the global data center landscape.

A distinguished panel comprising of Tech Giant CEOs, CIOs, VCs and analysts has selected the top players from over 300 companies. The listing provides a look into how these solutions work in real world, so that global buyers can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available and how industry leaders shape up against the competition.

Hanley Energy has been selected for our 20 Most Promising Data Center Solution Providers list has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. “I congratulate Hanley Energy and look forward to its continued success.”

Hanley Energy’s Vendor-Neutral Energy Management Solutions

Today, data center environments require reliable power supply in order to ensure safe, systematic, and cost-effective operations. The electrical distribution systems for such demanding environments are complex to install and maintain, often hampering companies’ ability to keep their data centers up and running round the clock. In such a scenario, organizations need critical data center power solutions that can minimize downtime and improve efficiency, while reducing the environmental impact of the high energy demand.

At the forefront of catering to these requirements is Hanley Energy, a specialist in data center energy management, offering bespoke solutions that increase uptime and cost savings while reducing the complexities in deploying critical power systems. “We deliver solutions that are centered on the re-sale, installation, and commissioning of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, generators, batteries and our products monitor all the critical power components,” says David Liddle, US Country President, Hanley Energy.

Hanley Energy provides fully configured power systems including switchgear, power transformers, unit substations, and UPS. “We help customers maintain the highest uptime, improve operational efficiency, and ensure system reliability,” points out Liddle. Mission critical processes need a power system that is cleaner and more reliable than what a typical utility can provide. Hanley Energy’s products achieve power availability by providing immediate UPS backup power and power switching solutions, while reducing system disturbance. Irrespective of the manufacturer or the type of switchgear, Hanley Energy’s solutions control critical power functions even when the main power switch is off. “It automatically moves over to UPS and generator systems by leveraging in-built intelligence,” states Liddle.

The company’ Powerlink+ is a vendor neutral, event and power monitoring system that allows customers to perform event sequencing in chronological order with milli-second time stamping technology. It gives enterprises the opportunity to do both predictive and preventative linkage, enabling them to gain visibility into key data even though there is a shortage or burst of energy across the system. This allows the enterprise to maintain its Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitment with their customers.

Hanley Energy also specialize in turnkey, Modular Data Center infrastructure from 1MW-5MW in size. These modular units provide space, power & connectivity to our technology giant customers enabling them to deliver digital content to end users like never before. Data delivery is optimized by placing these scalable data centers at the most critical locations—as close as possible to the end user’s point of access.

Powerhive, for example, is Hanley Energy’s Micro Data Center for offices —a self-contained wiring closet or server room in-a-box, ideal for smaller distributed equipment, such as in retail banking, healthcare, laboratories, and universities. “Powerhive can be pre-built offsite, to a customer’s specifications. Once it arrives on premise, it can be up and running immediately, reducing all manner of costs, time wastage and space usage – it fits very much with what’s happening around Cloud, with now smaller amounts of computing on site,” says Liddle.

Recently, Hanley Energy designed and installed a turnkey data center and a UPS system to Irish Rail, Ireland’s national public transport entity. “Irish Rail needed additional technology to support its evolving data and information technology requirements, while also reducing energy consumption,” adds Liddle. Subsequently, Hanley Energy deployed a turnkey data center and UPS system that supported the client’s complex operations and also ensured uninterrupted delivery of service to its customers. “Our solution met their needs and contributed to 33 percent in energy savings,” comments Liddle.

Currently, Hanley Energy operates in the U.S., Germany, and Europe and is looking forward to launching its products in parts of Asia and Australia. With an ambitious international growth strategy, the company is set on continuing to seek and win new business abroad. “We are proud to be a part of the data center ecosystem and we will be striving to evolve and grow in the market globally,” concludes Liddle.

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