After seeing a sudden surge in demand for online services like gaming, video streaming and live broadcasts during the COVID-19 pandemic, INVITE Systems has selected Huawei to launch a new data center their canteen.
However, the only space INVITE Systems had available to fit as many IT devices as possible was a canteen.
The planning and approval process for a new data center is typically very time-consuming, as it involves multiple vendors designing and coordinating work for each subsystem, which vastly increases the complexity and time needed.
But INVITE Systems needed the data center fast, as the rapidly increasing data consumption demands in Romania threatened to overwhelm INVITE Systems’ platform capabilities and ability to meet the burst requirements of enterprise customers specialising in games and videos.
While the structure was said to be ‘sufficiently sturdy’, the space is limited with no raised floors. So, INVITE Systems implemented Huawei’s modularised and integrated FusionModule2000 solution. The device did not need to be installed on a raised floor, which overcame the physical constraints.
“Huawei FusionModule2000 shortened the rollout time of our new data center by more than two months, from preparation to installation and overall commissioning. Much to my surprise, deployment was completed in just one month, exceeding all our expectations,” said Alexandru Catrin, the CIO of INVITE Systems SRL.
To save more space Huawei deployed a lithium battery solution known as Huawei SmartLi Uninterruptible Power Supply to reduce the physical footprint of the data center by approximately 70% compared to traditional lead-acid alternatives.
“By working with Huawei, INVITE Systems SRL was able to keep growing its business at a rapid pace despite the challenges of the pandemic. This provided positive support for the company’s profitability, giving us full confidence in the future of our company,” said Mr. Catrin.
Founded in 2000, Romania’s INVITE Systems SRL has grown rapidly since 2005. Today, it stands as one of the country’s most important network service providers in the Virtual Private Network (VPN) field.
Image credit: Source (not actual imagery of INVITE Systems’ canteen)