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Secure I.T. Environments installs containerised data centre for NNUH

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Secure I.T. Environments has handed over a new containerised data centre project to Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).

The project posed challenges due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which required special precautions to ensure the safety of the project team, NHS staff and patients.

The data centre was based on the company’s ModCel energy efficient containerised data centre solution, and was constructed off-site. Project meetings were held virtually, while site visits by Secure I.T. Environments were only conducted in-person after installation was complete. Despite this, the project reached completion on schedule in 90 days.

Secure I.T. Environments was also given a five-year maintenance contract for the data centre.

The containerised data centre comprises two units measuring 10m by 3.1m each, supporting 14 server cabinets. Additional capacity is available as and when needed, as well as expansion to the existing structure.

The ModCel container offers downflow precision air conditioning in 2N redundancy configuration, modular UPS and electrical infrastructure in 2N configuration, NOVEC 1230 fire detection and gas extraction systems. 

The data centre was craned into its final position for delivery, where the units were joined together and tested.

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments, said, “This project really demonstrates all the strengths of our project teams and the ModCel containerised technology.  We were able to design and build this data centre with no visits prior to installation.  But you can only do that with a strong and close client relationship, our partnership with NNUH was critical to making this project a success, especially given the restrictions in place during that point in the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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