SPECIAL REPORT
Delta builds a megawatt-level data center in Germany, creating a new experience for customers
Text by EMEA, ICTBG 2023/02
Digital transformation, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data have seen a significant upward tick in network traffic, and as such, construction of data centers worldwide continue unabated. This issue's "Special Report" will take you on a journey to understand how Delta's uninterrupted power system (UPS) provided the solution to building a hyperscale data center in Germany. The fully functional Experience Center provides customers and partners with a central location equipped with cutting-edge equipment, technologies, and expertise.

Upgrade in data center specifications with megawatt power capacity improves client experience  Delta unveiled the new Customer Experience Center for its Data Center and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) solutions in Soest, Germany. Covering an area of 500m², the facility comprises of an outstanding power capacity of 3.6 MW of e-load along with 2.4 MW Li-ion battery banks or 1 MW VRLA battery bank. This allows the facility to fulfil any testing and qualifying requirement from enterprise data center to megawatt colocation data center, making it ideal for hosting product demonstrations, validation and training sessions. The design, construction, and operation of the Experience Center is compliant with the international safety standard, while tests are fully automated controlled to reach the highest level of reliability. With its professional engineering team, the Experience Center is the repositories of knowledge and resource talent for multiple organisations across the EMEA region. 
The new Customer Experience Center is covering an area of 500m², comprising of an outstanding power capacity of 3.6 MW and integrated equipment to provide the high quality and reliability UPS solutions.

According to the market research, the data center market in Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.53% during 2022-2027 by investments[1].  “The needs for data centers, ranging from enterprise level to colocation level, is highly increasing. We support our customers in building customized, reliable, flexible, manageable, and energy-efficient data centers with Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) aiming at lower than 1.5 by offering our data center infrastructure solutions. The new Customer Experience Center serves as the perfect showcase for our solution with Delta’s technical leadership and competency, and we are excited to unveil this new facility.” Rakesh Mukhija, Head of Mission Critical Infrastructure Solutions (MCIS) at Delta EMEA said.

Rakesh Mukhija, Head of Mission Critical Infrastructure Solutions (MCIS) introduced the New Customer Experience center to guests and customers. 

Clients experience high-reliability solutions through integrated equipment  In the Experience Center, Delta presents customers and partners with a wide range of highly-reliable and energy-efficient data center solutions. They can experience the quality and reliability of the solutions offered by Delta, including AC UPS from 1kVA single phase to 1000kVA three phase with single/parallel systems, batteries, Busway system, IT racks and its accessories, single rack data center solutions, distribution cabinets and Lithium Ion batteries with a power capacity of up to 1 MW.

Facilities with megawatt power capacity set the highest standard for verification and testing  The Experience Center is also equipped to perform qualification or acceptance testing with its megawatt test facilities. Field application test (FAT) can be conducted up to 2,4 MW, while all tests are compliant with DIN EN 62040 to ensure the highest standard of safety. Power can be scales up to 3,6 MW to create high power applications under real working conditions in a professional environment, such as megawatt level colocation data center. The installation enables all switching operations to fulfil diverse customer demands, while providing fully automated control combined with perfect visualisation effects. 

The experience center is not only about experiencing but provides training and certification channels  The facility offers training and certification for its own staff as well as partners. With the on-site facilities, it can create extreme scenarios as a proof point of the efficiency, reliability and durability of it UPS solutions. For customers new to Delta’s solutions, demonstrations help to build trust in the capabilities of its solutions and increases the level of awareness for its data center and UPS solutions. 

Sevn Aufdemkamp, Lab engineer Delta Electronics EMEA region, demostrated the UPS system to present its relaibility, flexablility and expandability.
Unique to the industry, the Experience Center acts as a proof point of solutions’ performance, reliability and suitability for a wide range of customers’ data center requirements. It validates Delta’s position as a leader in EMEA for sales and customer support, while demonstrating that Delta is a reliable and competent partner for their data center business and operation. The fully functional Experience Center provides customers and partners with a central location equipped with cutting-edge equipment, technologies, and expertise to help meet data centers’ rapidly evolving power and infrastructure requirements.

Please refer to the video for more information on the new Customer Experience Center for Delta's  UPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzZS9QdwMr0
Note 1 Source: Europe Data Center Market - Industry Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027

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