On 11.01.2022. SIA DATI Group and the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia have signed an agreement No. NP-2021/16 on project " Introduction of a multifunctional big data analytics platform service using a sustainable container data center" implementation, and have already started project implementation activities.
The goal of the project is to increase the productivity and competitiveness of SIA DATI Group by introducing a new service – a multifunctional big data analytics platform that will be based on a private cloud solution set up in a sustainable container data center. The project will be carried out in the field of information and communication technology: big data and cloud computing.
The new cloud solution platform will feature big data analytics tools including a resource-efficient computing task optimization solution (RECOTOS) that was developed by the applicant during a research project and that will ensure the efficiency of computing task execution.
By introducing the new service, the Project applicant will gain a competitive advantage over other solutions offered in the market thanks to its multifunctionality: big data analysis functionality, development tool availability and data backup functionality. The set-up of the new service will utilize software-defined infrastructure (SDI) principles, the big data functionality will utilize a resource-efficient computing task optimization solution and adapted open code solutions, while simultaneously using computing infrastructure from an energy-neutral data center with reduced electricity consumption costs.
The infrastructure required to provide the service will be set up in an energy-neutral container data center to ensure sustainability and longevity of operations for the platform with minimal environmental impact. The container data center will feature green technology solutions that will reduce both energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
The project will have a positive effect on the environment because the equipment used to deliver the new service (servers, switches, etc.) will be more energy-efficient than the Project applicant’s current equipment. According to the energy auditor’s calculations, the CO2 emission reduction will equal 76,63 tCO2/year and energy consumption reduction will equal 729,47 MWh/year.
The project execution will involve an external partner from Norway: engineering company Norsk Energi, which operates in the field of energy management and energy-efficient technical solution development and implementation. As part of the partnership, Norsk Energi will share the best practice approaches regarding the technical solutions of the energy-neutral container data center, including heating transfer solutions.
Main project activities:
1. Purchase of hardware and relevant software:
1.1. Servers, switches and their software
1.2. Container data center technical hardware and equipment;
1.3. Support equipment set;
2. Activities related to introduction of the new service:
2.1. Employee engagement in the development and provision of the new service;
3. Knowledge transfer activities with project partner from the donor country (Norway);
4. Information and communication activities.
Planned project results:
• 1 set of servers, switches and software;
• 1 sustainable container data center with the necessary equipment;
• 1 set of support equipment;
• 4 employee contracts;
• 1 partnership contract;
• 9 information and communication events
The project’s total costs amount to 736 768,19 EUR out of which 623 932,55 EUR are eligible costs. The planned financial support from Norway equals to 343 162,90 or 55% of the project’s eligible costs.
It is planned to implement the project till 30th of June 2023.
"DATI Group" Ltd. continues to implement Project No. NP-2021/16 "Introduction of a multifunctional big data analytics platform service using a sustainable container data center". Procurements have been made and concluded repeatedly for the supply of Container data center technical hardware and equipment and Servers. The installation of the container is planned within the previously scheduled deadline until 31.12.2022, while the server delivery terms have extended until 31.03.2023. As a result of the above, an amendment to the Agreement with the "Investment and Development Agency of Latvia" has been initiated, regarding the extension of the project implementation period until the end of 2023.
At the same time, other project implementation activities are carried out. Deliveries of the support equipment set have been completed, as well as development of the new service is continuing.
At the event we presented the solution of the new service - multifunctional big data analytics platform for business and research needs, based on open source technologies. Shared the experience of how we attracted Norwegian financial instruments and Norwegian partner Norsk Energi for the project. Talked about available financial support tools for digitization and sustainability.
"DATI Group" Ltd. continues to implement Project No. NP-2021/16 "Introduction of a multifunctional big data analytics platform service using a sustainable container data center".
At this moment, all servers, switches, and their supporting software have been fully delivered, and their installation is underway within the data center container.
The work on the development of the new service-enabling platform continues. Within the framework of the cooperation agreement, a representative from the Norwegian partner "Norsk Energi", has visited SIA "DATI Group". They have familiarized themselves with the chosen technical solution and have gathered all necessary data for the preparation of further recommendations. In the beginning of September, SIA "DATI Group" plans to visit the Norwegian partner to facilitate an exchange of experiences.
The project implementation is proceeding according to the schedule, and the project is planned to be completed by December 31, 2023.
Link to support provider: https://eeagrants.lv/
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