SOURCE: Rubicon Professional Services
HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - Taking its leadership in full-service energy management, consulting, engineering, and construction management for mission-critical facilities one step further -- Rubicon Professional Services today announced a growing number of financial institutions are relying on the company to achieve notable savings. Several banks and investment houses have realized gains leveraging Rubicon's services within their mission-critical facilities.
Rubicon strategically advises data center developers, owners and end-users, with services that span the entire facility delivery process, including: Quality Control and Assurance, Energy Efficiency Programs, and Commissioning Support. A number of recent financial customers in New York and New Jersey have successfully leveraged these services to drive significant cost savings.
Rubicon's services helped enhance data center operations and reduce operating expenses for a premier financial services data center facility headquartered in New York City, by analyzing and designing reliable upgrades to infrastructure systems. A financial services customer in Northern New Jersey leveraged Rubicon's comprehensive energy services to save in excess of $1,200,000 annually in electrical consumption costs by upgrading several components of infrastructure in its 200,000 sq-ft legacy facility. These upgrades optimized power consumption while ensuring a reliable environment for the IT equipment. In addition to the utility savings, Rubicon also filed for and secured a $420,000 capital contribution from the state as an incentive to assist the financial company with execution of the energy conservation programs.
Bill Pirrone, President, Rubicon Professional Services, noted: "The data centers we service support global financial production and must achieve the highest level of availability. Doing so requires special attention to operational details that go beyond simply operating systems with the requisite level of redundancies but optimizing controls and equipment to match demand and eliminate excessive energy consumption. Working with operations personnel, we make certain there is no deviation from sustained operation of the facility while meeting typical corporate responsibilities for driving out excess waste."
In addition, Rubicon provided quality assurance/quality control inspections for one of the world's leading investment banks currently developing a data center in New Jersey. The QA/QC engagement involved inspections of the entire electrical infrastructure to ensure a completely reliable installation throughout the construction lifecycle, allowing for timely completion and delivery for IT operations. Rubicon ensured the implementation of a Tier IV topology was performed by the low bidder.
Further aiding financial institutions, Rubicon's Commissioning Support helped one of the country's largest retail banks with centers in Wilmington, DE and Rolling Meadows, IL successfully renovate more than 230,000 sq-ft of data center space -- including new communications rooms and a support infrastructure. As Commissioning Agent, Rubicon drove the entire critical support system, including uninterruptible power supply, diesel generators, computer room air conditioners and distribution.
Concluded Pirrone, "For data center construction and updates, the stakes are even higher for financial companies; any pause in services could translate into thousands of lost transactions. Only a seasoned construction management partner, that truly understands the construction process and pitfalls, can ensure a smooth transition into a new or upgraded data center, while eliminating waste and saving them money."
For more information on Rubicon and the value they continue to bring to financial service customers worldwide, please visit: www.rubiconps.com.
About Rubicon Professional Services
Since 2006, Rubicon Professional Services has expertly managed the entire process of building critical facilities like data and communications centers. From strategy development to assembling custom teams of top-rated engineers, contractors and equipment vendors, Rubicon is a trusted advisor and business partner to technology-dependent organizations ensuring cost-effective delivery of critical facilities that meet business objectives. Rubicon Professional Services operates nationwide from offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, and California. For more information about Rubicon Professional Services, please visit www.rubiconps.com