Brunswick Landing Businesses Oxford Networks and STARC Systems Collaborate for Suite Solution
Teamwork: STARC’s Innovative Containment Panels to Be Utilized at Oxford Networks Data Center
Two Brunswick Landing businesses have initiated a business relationship that is expected to deliver a competitive advantage for both companies: Oxford Networks has selected STARC Systems’ temporary containment panels as a private data center suite solution for large customers versus the industry standard of using the less appealing chain-link fence customer cage solution.
STARC Systems manufactures an innovative modular temporary containment panel that is used by contractors across the United States primarily for containment of dust, debris and noise during renovations in healthcare facilities. Compared to traditional containment methods, STARC’s modular design enables construction of a dust- and noise-free perimeter in minutes versus hours or days. It also allows contractors to quickly relocate the perimeter as the project progresses. Additionally, STARC panels are engineered to exceed the healthcare industry’s most rigorous infection control standards.
Oxford Networks, one of Brunswick Landing’s first tenants, has leased the former P-3 Air Wing and NATO Command and Control Center. Over the past five years, they have implemented two multi-million dollar renovations. The result is a state-of-the-art, highly secure commercial data center considered one of the best in New England. Oxford Networks specializes in various IT solutions including secure customer colocation, voice, network, and virtual cloud computing.
On a recent tour of Tech Place, John Coray, Operations Manager for Oxford Networks, was escorted into the STARC Systems’ manufacturing facility where he saw STARC Systems’ products for the first time. He immediately began to envision STARC’s panels as an alternative to the traditional data center cages…especially for Oxford Networks’ clients who desire a higher level of privacy, security and aesthetics.
“The looks and functionality combined with the ease of assembly and relocation of these walls were distinct advantages over traditional cages, especially as our customer portfolio changes,” according to John. “Additionally, we also believe the solid construction and insulating characteristics of the panels will have a positive influence on airflow server cooling efficiencies. According to our sales and marketing folks, these panels have impressed our current customers and have created quite a buzz with new prospects. We consider the introduction and use of the STARC panels and suite as an ‘Oxford Advantage’ in the highly competitive data center industry.”
“Our traditional market has been ruthlessly focused upon infection control purposes in healthcare facilities and constitutes 95 percent of our sales this far,” according to Chris MacKenzie of STARC Systems. “But Oxford’s application has opened our eyes and we are preparing to introduce this idea to over 1,800 data center operation managers across the United States.”
STARC has already commissioned a videographer to film the latest STARC installation led by Bruce Bickford, COO, and his installation Team.