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Rittal and ABB are ensuring IT efficiency at expanded Croatian airport

October 2018 by Patrick LEBRETON

Croatia has become a popular destination and passenger traffic at Dubrovnik Airport is constantly increasing. In the context of the airport’s expansion, in 2016 Rittal took on the task of general contractor to build a new data centre that has been fully operational since 2018. This means that the airport operator continues to be able to offer passengers the greatest possible comfort in and around the check-in, using rapid IT systems. Croatia’s largest airport terminal is to be completed at Dubrovnik as early as 2019 and with an annual capacity of around 3.5 million passengers.

- New data centre for Dubrovnik Airport from Rittal and additional partners
- Fail-safe IT systems for checking in and baggage distribution around the clock
- High-availability IT for over 3.5 million passengers in Dubrovnik, starting in 2019

Croatia has become a popular destination and passenger traffic at Dubrovnik Airport is constantly increasing. In the context of the airport’s expansion, in 2016 Rittal took on the task of general contractor to build a new data centre that has been fully operational since 2018. This means that the airport operator continues to be able to offer passengers the greatest possible comfort in and around the check-in, using rapid IT systems. Croatia’s largest airport terminal is to be completed at Dubrovnik as early as 2019 and with an annual capacity of around 3.5 million passengers.

High availability for the IT systems was a top priority when designing the new data centre. After all, a breakdown can bring the airport operations to a standstill. Consequently, the central components of the IT infrastructure designed as redundant, so that if there is a defect, the replacement systems can take over immediately. Project partner ABB protects the power supply with a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system.

Extensive monitoring ensures ongoing operation

The Rittal CMC III monitoring solution oversees the infrastructure in the data centre, enabling IT experts to quickly recognise any deviations from regular operation and so respond before the system comes to a complete halt. The monitoring solution is connected to the building’s central monitoring system, so that the operators of the IT can see the status of the entire system at a glance.

Besides this, Rittal TS IT racks are used in the data centre; this supports the fast and efficient set-up of the IT infrastructure as all the components are standardised. The IT racks are installed in a security room specially developed by Rittal, which offers maximum physical protection against external access or fire. Access control ensures that only authorised persons can enter, while an early fire detection system issues a prompt warning in the event of a dangerous fire developing.




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