With an established and proven approach to data centre design, build and construction, Secure IT Environments works closely with its clients to design their energy-efficient facilities by taking advantage of our expertise and continued learning. Fill in the form to request more information.
The key principles of our design approach are based on simple, scalable, cost-effective but highly energy-efficient cooling and infrastructure technologies that deliver real value through the critical life cycle of the facilities infrastructure to the latest data centre TIA942 industry standards and provide significant best levels of power usage effectiveness (pue) for operational performance
The design and build of your Data Centre is an important project that needs to be carefully considered not just the initial design but putting in place the correct systems for ongoing protection and peace of mind. Using our company resources to design your Data Centre is essential. We can provide the optimum reliability and performance specification for your facility whilst at the same time offering the most cost-effective capital investment as well as the lowest ongoing operational costs.
Having completed over 35 design and build Data Centres for the NHS, Secure I.T. Environments Ltd understand the criticality and operational demands within the NHS Sector. The key to understanding and planning a new data centre design is to work closely with the Trust’s I.T. and Estates Department to list the objectives and goals to ensure long-term planning can be achieved taking into consideration any growth forecast requirements. These will include, green initiatives, energy savings and providing a greener I.T. service enabling the Trust to reduce its overall carbon footprint.
Other key objectives are to ensure the data centre’s efficiency, performance, concurrent reliability, security and compliance. Defining the role of the data centre within the Trust, set out its goals and services to be provided to all users. Ensure a fully maintainable solution can be achieved.
Secure I.T. Environments Ltd utilize a Q & A questionnaire to ascertain your specific requirements and specification at the initial planning stages, this will allow clarity for the design to move forward. We recommend an early meeting or Teams call to set out individual requirements. This early interaction will uncover the appetite for expenditure vs. energy consumption and drive future discussions forward ensuring you achieve the most energy-efficient resilient I.T. facility.
Whether traditional, containerised, or modular our energy-efficient scalable approach to any challenge is developed to align with the overall strategy of each business client, ensuring we optimise every data centre design and future fit-out at every stage. The key principles of our design approach are based on simple, scalable, cost-effective but highly energy-efficient cooling and infrastructure technologies that deliver real value through the critical life cycle of the facilities infrastructure to the latest data centre TIA942 industry standards and provide significant best levels of power usage effectiveness (PUE) for operational performance. A new data centre needs a reliable power supply, regular backups, clear communication paths for data connections, environmental control, and security measures.
With our in-house data centre design and build a team of engineers, we fully support our clients preferred architecture solution to ensure your data centres are running seamlessly utilising the latest efficient data centre cooling systems and power infrastructure management industry standards with no disruption to mission-critical services or business continuity operations.
Whether the project is a new build, a retrofit, an upgrade or a refurbishment of an existing environment, we offer a complete data centre installation package. Once the design has been discussed, approved and finalised our in-house project team will work closely to develop a project management plan to include all aspects of the programme from on-site planning to commissioning and handover. This will highlight all budgetary requirements and key milestones throughout the project.
We are flexible in our approach to project delivery ensuring we can work with multiple clients and third-party teams. The key to our success is communication, which ensures the highest level of quality and performance to deliver the project on time and within budget. Our dedicated project management team will take full responsibility for the project with regular teams or site meetings. Following on-site testing, commissioning and handover, training will be provided and the option for ongoing maintenance and support contracts can be implemented for 3 or 5-year terms.
“We needed a new data centre to be an essential part of improving and expanding the services we offer the hospital’s community.”
“Our IT Strategy states the vision of the Trust to move to a paperless hospital in 5 years. The further development of an Electronic Patient Record in this time will make information more accessible to clinicians, to allow for more efficient treatment of patients. We are committed to invest in easy access to good quality clinical information, but the first challenge in achieving this vision was to invest in the underpinning infrastructure, to ensure that access to all systems is quick, easy and reliable. We were very clear about our requirement for an energy efficient and flexible second data centre, both to support the Trust in its growing vision, whilst also saving money for the Trust and ultimately the NHS in these challenging times.”
”Our migration went smoothly and we went live in the new location as planned on the Monday morning. Thanks to the careful planning of Trust IT projects and estates teams, working in close partnership with Secure I.T. Environments, we were able to plan for the challenges of working on a tight timeline, while maintaining a COVID-safe working environment.”
Whether traditional, containerised or modular our energy efficient scalable approach to any challenge is developed to align with the overall strategy of each business client, ensuring we optimise every data centre design and future fit-out at every stage.
Data centre design serves as the key design phase of data centre development, where system architects create a documented and diagrammatic, logical view of a data center. It is typically an extensive process that covers all of a data centre’s essential computational and non-computational parameters. The computing aspect of data centre design may incorporate any of the following:
Number and type of required servers
Network, equipment rack layout
Enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), data centre management or any other required software
Similarly, data centre design’s non-computing aspect includes but is not limited to the following:
Physical modular facility that houses all equipment and racks
Data center power, cooling and ventilation systems
Physical data center security, disaster recovery and business continuity planning
Migration of servers
There are three key areas to consider when planning to build a new data centre to ensure the project meets the needs of the organisation it’s designed to serve: existing facilities, the organisation’s business needs, and the data centre technology environment. Having answers to specific questions in these three areas will put your organisation in a position to make the best choice for design, build, installation, and start-up of your new data centre.
Key to understanding how to plan and build a new data centre is knowing the details of your existing data centre setup and capacity, whether that is your own facility, a colocation provider, or a cloud service.
Getting a clear picture of what already exists helps determine if building a new data centre is indeed the right option. In this digital age It’s possible that colocation, outsourcing, or a cloud or hybrid model could best meet your organisation’s data centre needs.
As part of this evaluation process, it’s also critical to understand the goals of the business, and how the data centre meets the needs of the company. A key part of this is understanding the scale of IT in the organisation, as well as how the data centre and its operations align with the business. That requires looking closely at how much data the business deals with, how it is gathered, stored, and accessed, what contact uses the data and how, and the relevant industry standards the data centre must comply with.
After getting a good sense of organisational goals and how the existing facilities are serving the business, and could you scale this down. it’s also critical to understand the company’s technology and data center physical environments.
Data centre projects are complex undertakings. When it’s done right, a brand new data center will support your business objectives and meet current and anticipated future needs. The way to set up your organisation for success with this project is to understand existing data centre facilities, know the business needs of the organisation, and have knowledge of the necessary data centre and technology environment.
Buildings used as storage facilities are most often located in the suburbs, areas with uninterrupted power supply. The centres are built in a fenced area that is protected from unauthorised intrusion. Data centres are located in one- or two-storey buildings, in buildings using modular construction techniques or containerised units. They can also be built internal or external of a main building
The data center houses switching routing and storage hardware. The function of that hardware depends on the type of data center. There is also generally a large amount of power and cooling equipment as well as admin space. Some data centers are for access from a customer to a business’s serve
Sometimes they can be found in the city centres, refurbishing industrial buildings, storage facilities, and hangars. Buildings must meet strict requirements, must be selected based on the load-bearing capacity of walls and floors, and the materials used for construction.
. To ensure an uninterrupted power supply, two mains from different substations, battery packs and emergency diesel generators are normally used. Switching to the emergency power supply is performed in milliseconds, so the risk of losing company data is minimized.
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