CONSTRUCTION OF AN IT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A HYPERMARKET NETWORK
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Systems modernization in connection with an expanded service portfolio and increased systems loads. To ensure the safety and comfort of customers in the shopping centers.
To create a modern IT infrastructure, video surveillance systems and enable Wi-Fi in shopping centers.
- A Siemon structured cabling system;
- Cisco Network infrastructure (LAN, WLAN);
- Video surveillance system (CCTV) from AXIS, Bosch, DELL, HP, ITV;
- A license plate recognition system at ISS entrance rings;
- Conteg server room air conditioning system;
- Automatic installation of Minimax and Novec fire suppression systems for the server room;
- APC and Schneider power supply and lighting systems for the server room.
IT systems were simultaneously upgraded at several shopping centers in four Russian cities: Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Novosibirsk and Omsk. Due to tight deadlines, the ability to work only at night and often in non-standard climate conditions, the construction and installation of several aspects of the overall solution were carried simultaneously. With facilities located in different time zones - from +2 to +4 Moscow time - project management continued around the clock.
During the course of the project, Jet Infosystems specialists installed cable ducts, cable support systems, laid cable routes for the SCS, main and uninterruptible power supply, installed air conditioning, ventilation and gas removal systems, gas fire extinguishers and fire alarm systems, installed video surveillance and Wi-Fi access points, and installed and connected server racks and installed server and cross connect equipment.
Facility specifics (such as complex communications systems or very high ceilings of 6-12 meters) demanded non-standard technical solutions from Jet Infosystems engineers, special security measures, the arrangement of specialized construction camps to store equipment and materials being supplied for the project, and to accommodate engineering personnel. To install SCS information outlets in the premises, access to the space occupied by each shopping center tenant required approvals (about 700 tenants and 2000 ports).
Due to the use of non-standard nomenclature, the delivery time for required materials might be up to 50 days. At the peak of the work process, up to 140 people were working at the facilities simultaneously.
The following works were carried out within the project framework, all without service interruption at the shopping center services or affecting tenant activities: migration of dispatch centers (8 rooms) with the installation of video walls and automated workplaces, connection of tenants and Wi-Fi networks to new communications providers, transfer of design load to shopping centers’ primary, existing power supply systems.
After a two-month testing period, all systems were successfully launched for commercial operation and demonstrate stable function.
Cables and cable support structures laid.
CCTV cameras installed.
Wi-Fi hotspots configured.
Distribution switchboards and racks installed.