Hana banks on Piller power protection technology
One of the largest bank holding companies in Korea, the Hana Financial Group, has invested in parent company, Piller, innovative Isolated Parallel (IP) system for its new Data Center in Cheongna, South Korea.
The system was recommended by US-based technical builder and general contractor, DPR construction, which was chosen to build both the Group’s data center and the 18-storey administration building.
Piller’s Uninterruptible Power Supply system ensures that the servers in the seven-storey 30,194m2 (325,000 sq.ft.) data center support the banking application at all times, with no risk of glitches or power loss. To achieve this, the application is power-protected by eight Piller UNIBLOCK UBTD+ Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS) units configured to Piller's IP Bus system, which provides a powerful and multi-functional solution.
As a result, this IP concept offers a fully redundant, concurrently maintainable and fault tolerant power supply configuration with full support of A/B-loads. At the same time, it also allows for significant savings to be made in UPS units, contributing to the system's efficiency whilst also making it comparable with the most reliable of Tier 4 system configurations.
Commenting on the Piller equipment, Palaniappan Muthuraman, Managing Director of Piller Singapore: “There were many reasons why Piller’s technology was selected including its performance capabilities, total cost of ownership and the company’s strong local support service. By embracing such technologies the Hana Financial Group has created a data center in Cheongna that is truly ‘a cut above’ existing data centers in South Korea.” The data centre now forms part of the Hana Financial Town, which is situated on 247,000m2 of land in Cheongna International City, with further development planned for the site, including a human resource development center and the Group's headquarters.
Perspective of the Hana Data Center in Cheongna, South Korea (*source: DPR)
Piller is a world leader in power protection technology. The company builds electrical systems for mission-critical applications worldwide. Clients include many of the world's central and commercial banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions, as well as broadcasters, airports, telecommunications networks, government departments and co-location operators. Founded by the German engineer Anton Piller in 1909, more than a century on Piller is still headquartered and produces in Osterode and nearby Bilshausen, although today the company has subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia and today employs approaching 1000 people worldwide. In November 2016, Piller Power Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of Piller Group GmbH, acquired the business and assets of Active Power Inc, a US kinetic energy storage specialist. The Piller Group is a division of the UK owned engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings PLC.