Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, specialists in containerised and micro data centres, has announced the completion of a new data centre project at Hammersmith Hospital.
Part of the Imperial College Healthcare Trust, which has over 12,000 staff, caring for around 1.5 million patients a year, Secure I.T. Environments worked closely with the hospital to help identify the right location for the new server and communications room, deciding on a ground floor location that offered good access, as well as connectivity for the services needed.
The chosen room was fully stripped back and built to a design developed by Secure I.T. Environments that includes 6 x 19” cabinets, UPS, energy efficient air conditioning systems in N+1 configuration, intelligent power distribution units and an environmental monitoring system.
Secure I.T. Environments also provided the electrical infrastructure and structured cabling services for the project, as well as a room deep clean upon completion.
The new server and communications room was completed on time and within budget. It forms part of the Trust’s wider upgrade programme, of which Secure I.T. Environments also completed mechanical and electrical infrastructure upgrade works at its other hospitals.
Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T. Environments commented, “Running any NHS data centre project presents a number of challenges, especially when a site is operating 24/7/365.
“We have many years’ experience working with NHS Trusts in the UK, successfully delivering projects on sites where the public and staff are constantly present, and downtime is not an option.
“Those same skills help us deliver great projects for other sectors including retail, education, manufacturing and telecommunications.”