National Grid

Improving The SGCC Output with Inspur Servers

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is the largest electric utility company in the world. This state owned company was established in 2002 and transmits and distributes power in China. The SGCC provides power to over 26 provinces in the country and serves over 128 million customers. The company is responsible for providing power to over 88 percent of the country. The State Grid has a registered capital of over 200 billion Yuan. In 2011, it was ranked seventh on the Fortune Global 500. In 2014, the company claimed a revenue of over 333 billion US dollars.

Challenges

The continuous development of information technology has increased the company’s role in business transformation. It is required to improve production, growth, and other aspects of the business. The State Grid has to increase the security surrounding the information that it has access to. This must be done in accordance with the national requirements of China.

The requirements for higher functioning technology is supplemented by a growing demand in services rendered to customers. This has led to a rise in safety performance procedures. These demands gradually increases with each server supplier. The requests range from product development and production to delivery and after-sales services.

Solutions

The Inspur servers are able to accommodate the demands of the State Grid system with ease. The servers were designed with a number of specifications that prove ideal to handle the stresses placed on the SGCC. The high density deployment of the servers ensure that these servers are as economical as possible. This feature allows the servers to take up less place in data centers. It also reduces the need for a greater number of data centers.

Another property of these servers is the centralized monitoring management on the rack nodes, energy supplies, and fans. This enables the RMC to monitor the various modules of the cabinet in a concurrent manner. The specifically structured visualization management software of the servers allow a functional but simple administration of the server.

The other RAS features in the hardware design such as the processing node and enormous storage capabilities also make it useful to the SGCC. The fault-tolerant technology also provides a reliable hardware system that ensures a continued and stable operation.

Results

The incorporation of the Inspur servers into the SGCC system immediately improved the efficiency and accuracy. It also drastically reduced the power consumption of the whole system. This, with the added power efficiency reduced the TCO of the company. The SGCC will be more productive while simultaneously being more economical.

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