Vertiv Energy: Fueling Innovation That Leads Towards Grid Positivity

Shrirang Deshpande,Country Manager - Strategic Accounts

Shrirang Deshpande

Country Manager - Strategic Accounts

COVID-19 has expedited digital adoption in every business across every industry.It has also highlighted the critical role digital infrastructure and technology play in enabling business success. Digital infrastructure matters more than ever, thus, modern digital infrastructure(data center, network, and hardware)should be fully abstracted through APIs and orchestrated through software. This approach empowers application developers to deploy and manage distributed infrastructure at software speed, so they can focus on what’s important. Such abstractions require building real time observ ability into infrastructure state and developing programmatic interfaces through which the desired state can be defined declaratively, for any component, or any combination of components, end-to-end from the edge to cloud.

Significantly, one of the leading Critical Digital Infrastructure Providers who has spread its footprints across the globe while successfully operating in more than 130 countries with its standardized quality products and solutions is Vertiv Energy. Vertiv brings together hardware, software, analytics, and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously, perform optimally, and grow with their business needs. Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling, and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Vertiv Energy has been rendering IT Infrastructure Support since 1965 and is a reputed global leader with 19 Manufacturing Centers, 15 Customer Experience Centers, 300+ Global Service Centers,3,100 Field Service Engineers, 250+ Technical Support Personnel, and nearly 21,000 employees worldwide. Also, the firm has trusted Service Provider for over 70 percent of Fortune 500 Companies and keeps 750,000+ Customer Sites Connected.

Excellence at Par
Vertiv has been established in India for almost three decades and is successfully providing Critical Infrastructure to the customer in the realm of the data center, enterprise customer, edge customer, telecom network, healthcare, industrial equipment, and many more. Having said that, it is to be noted that Shrirang Deshpande, Country Manager Strategic Programs at Vertiv Energy, brings in over 20 years of experience spanning in the Power Electronics & Infrastructure gamut and Promoting thru Global Alliances and large Verticals for Vertiv’s Data Centers, Smart Solutions with a focus on Energy Efficiency and Adaptive Architecture. As a strong advocate of energy efficiency, Shrirang is currently overseeing integrated business solutions and promoting Data Center infrastructure management systems for India’s rapidly increasing high density Data Center environment.

With an increased focus on sustainability comes a shift toward open data center infrastructure standards from design and operation to Ecosystem management to next generation fuel cells and cooling. Vertiv offers prefabricated but highly customizable solutions. Low risk, high value implementations have the added benefits of faster delivery and easier onsite assembly. The modular solutions offered by Vertiv are data centers and other critical facilities pre engineered with systems preassembled, integrated, and tested in a factory environment to shorten the deployment time
frame and improve the predictability of performance. They are flexible, allowing for faster deployment and lower risk, scalable, allowing for customization and agile response to unforecasted demand, and efficient, allowing for the lower total cost. The solutions typically include thermal management, power distribution, controls, and management software, and services plus ancillary systems such as lighting, fire protection, physical security, and water treatment preconfigured to create a complete environment for the efficient and reliable operation of technology systems.

An Architect of Continuity
Vertiv is an architect of continuity, wherein it builds the future ready infrastructure that delivers continuity that not only ensures reliable, safe, and uninterrupted digital operations but also bridges customers' current reality to future aspirations. Vertiv India brings more than three decades of industry expertise in providing critical power and critical cooling to hypercritical equipment and therefore, we collaborate with our customers to be the future leading digital infrastructure," says Laxman Aglawe Vice President Service & Software Solutions.

With a range of end-to-end solutions, vertiv addresses the most pressing difficulties facing today's data centers, communication networks, commercial, and industrial facilities

Vertiv has state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Ambernath and Pune with over 160,000 square feet of floor space and cutting edge machinery and production systems. The company has a 35-TR inhouse psychrometric test facility that provides performance and reliability for thermal management solutions in accordance with industry best practices. Also, it is equipped with State-of-the-art testing, validation & reliability tests laboratory for Power and Telecom. Vertiv has more than 110 Business Partners and 1000+ Value Added Resellers across the country, which helps the company provide its solutions to clients in the shortest period possible. Clients also receive ultra care 24x7 Service Assistance, which includes everything from installation to commissioning to after sale support.

Further, Vertiv has 80+ Dedicated & proficient R&D and Engineering teams including M.Techs, PhDs & PMP as well as more than 325 Service Engineers. The firm ensures to conduct a regular training session to increase the technical skill, knowledge efficiency and value creation which eventually aids in the development of their personal capabilities as well as the overall growth of the company.

Laxman Aglawe, Vice President - Service & Software Solutions

It all Begins & Ends with the Customers
At Vertiv, innovation is a continuous process where in it keeps developing new products and new services as per changing demands of the customer. The firm always strives to offer innovative services for customers to mitigate their site challenges and offer round-the-clock support including the Managed sites so that the customers don't require to worry about their data center. Vertiv serves as a single point of contact for not only the firm's equipment but also helps the customer support the third party equipment as well. This adds value by lowering operating costs through various optimizations, cost reduction initiatives, energy optimization projects, equipment performance optimization, and remote monitoring of their complete data center infrastructure.

"Customer is the focal point in all our activities, we ensure that our customers have a positive experience and therefore all our strategies revolve around this matrix.In fact, even at the height of the pandemic, all of our engineers were working to ensure that critical services and the network were not disrupted,"signifies Laxman.

Over the years, the firm has created a name for itself in the market and has emerged as one of the preferred vendors for most of the global as well as the Indian giants by the virtue of its standardized quality services and product. Some of the prominent clients of Vertiv include Reliance, Tata Group, Airtel, Vodafone, IBM, HP, WIPRO, RBI, HDFC, NTT Data, to name a few. And as it forges ahead to reaching new heights, the firm aspires to keep supporting its clients through continuous innovation and remain the preferred vendor in the realm of critical infrastructure requirements.