University of Calicut Builds a Modern Data Center

Learn how Netcon assisted University of Calicut to design and build a Data Center grounds up for an effective data management and research.

University of Calicut

The University of Calicut (UoC) with 54 constituent colleges spread across 7 northern districts, is the largest University in Kerala and was established in the year 1968. It is the second university to be set up in Kerala and aims to nurture excellence in education and research in Northern Kerala. The University nurtures quality human resource and promotes productive research, which can benefit both local communities and wider humanity. Moreover, the University has overcome several challenges and become known as the largest residential cum affiliating University in Kerala. With 30 post graduate departments and 426 colleges, the University has enlightened thousands of young minds in North Kerala.

The Challenge

Most of the departments at UoC relied on separate server rooms for their needs. Each server room use different technologies and required different maintenance support depending on the age of the equipment. This disparate use of various technologies makes it difficult to troubleshoot issues, causing undue burden on the IT and staff. Research and collaboration with other institutions not only increases the reputation of the university but also helps students and faculties to have access to central data for better outcomes. The university promotes distance learning and it is vital to have a centralized Data Center to enable e-learning

The Solution

Netcon gathered the entire requirement and designed a build-to-suit Data Center at the campus. The Data Center was designed and built in compliance with Tier-II level of Uptime Standards. Some of the salient features of the Data Center are :

  • Total Area : 500 Sq.ft
  • Total Number of Racks : Upto 6
  • IT Load : 25KW
  • 6 tonnage of redundant cooling with DX based bottom charge
  • Power backup of 82.5KVA DG and UPS of 20KVA each in high availability
  • Safety & security systems like
    • Addressable Fire Alarm System
    • Aspiration System
    • NOVEC-based Fire Suppression System
    • Access Control System with Biometric Readers
    • Rodent Repellent System, and Water Leak Detection System
  • Integration with Environmental Monitoring System for monitoring of its critical parameters, alarms, and physical conditions
  • Physical security system with 24 x 7 operation
Our plan to set-up a centralized Data Center in the campus was approached professionally with expert advice and best-in-class design. Netcon's team of experts were undeterred and pushed the project to successful completion amidst all difficulties. Netcon is highly committed and we are extremely satisfied with the Data Centre design and its operations.