Data centre design & build for Cinesite

Keysource undertook an initial design consultation exercise that was able to create an appropriate solution that identified key performance criteria and considered site limitations.

Cinesite needed a data centre that utilised an innovative cooling solution to handle the heat generation of  high density blade servers. In addition, the required design had to be scalable to enable Cinesite to expand capacity in the future with minimum downtime and disruption, whilst overcoming considerable space and access constraints both inside and outside the building. Because the head office building is located in central London in a grade II listed building, it also required planning permission from Westminster Council. As a result, Cinesite needed to meet strict requirements in terms of emissions and building aesthetics in order to develop the data centre.

Keysource was able to deliver the solution within just four weeks to minimise disruption and enable Cinesite to transfer blade servers to the new facility in staged batches to avoid any operational downtime. Due to the restricted access, equipment, including the chillers, had to arrive broken down to allow delivery and positioning. Keysource’s team of engineers was then responsible for assembling all equipment onsite and optimising the layout to make best use of the limited space.

Design Key Facts

Racks 15
IT Load 340kW
Rack Power Density  20kW
PUE Design Figure Confidential
Resilience N+1

Case Study - HPC Data Centre for Cinesite

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