Date: 30th June 2015
Keysource, the data centre and design build specialist, has been awarded the contract to deliver an industry leading modular data centre facility for ICT experts ITPS at the company’s new site near Newcastle upon Tyne.
The IT facility, which will deliver over 8,500 square feet of data centre space and host over 300 racks, will provide space for both hosted and cloud services as well as colocation space, project and build rooms, and 270 workspace recovery seats.
The modular facility has been designed to enable future expansion without disrupting the live critical environment. The initial phase will see a deployment of 124 racks with an initial capacity of 300kW, rising to 1.4MW for specialist high capacity implementations. Meeting the strict resilience and uptime requirements, critical power from the onsite substation is backed up by an N+1 UPS system and standby diesel generation.
With efficiency and performance key to the requirement, the modular data centre will incorporate highly efficient room flood cooling systems. Utilising variable speed control fans, air will be provided through wall rather than using a conventional raised floor. This combined with efficient heat rejection will deliver a design PUEL2,YC in the region of 1.2*.
Garry Sheriff, managing director of ITPS, said:
“The new building is our fourth ISO27001-certified data centre and forms the hub of our Network Operations Centre. It is the culmination of a three-year plan to create a flagship data centre with a very specific set of client-driven features, and it was important that we found the right partner to work with. Keysource shared our vision and innovative approach, and the team’s track record for project delivery gave us confidence in their ability to help us create a new hub from which to expand our delivery of secure, high capacity data centre services to clients across the UK and mainland Europe.”
Rob Elder, director, Keysource, added:
“This project for ITPS goes to show that there is a huge increase in demand for professional data centre capacity and cloud solutions across the whole of the UK. We are delighted to be working with ITPS and to have developed a design and an approach which matches the scalable nature of its infrastructure deployments in a highly flexible, secure and efficient data centre solution.”
* Note: Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is the industry-recognised metric for infrastructure energy efficiency for data centres, developed by The Green Grid Association and is the ratio of total facilities energy to IT equipment energy. Keysource frequently use the PUEL2,YC measure for client facilities. This is a Category 2 measurement of PUE (as defined by the Green Grid and a 12 month total kWh consumption).