Secure I.T. Environments has completed data centre infrastructure upgrades for two hospitals in South West England.
The 20-year-old data centres were updated with new air conditioning systems, with the aim of saving £13,684 in annual running costs.
The first site was responsible for many of the trust’s acute services, including an emergency department and Minor Injuries Unit. With the upgrade happening on a live data centre, work took place in a phased approach, meaning the data centre could operate at full capacity to minimise the impact on hospital services. The air conditioning system was replaced with four GEA Multi-Denco downflow units in an N+1 configuration, and the company also completed a large power upgrade.
At the second site, the UPS and environmental systems were replaced with a 50kVA/kW modular UPS solution, which included air conditioning to prolong battery lifespan.
Additionally, a new Jacarta DCIM EMS system was put in place to provide EMS continuity across the trust’s three data centre sites, tracking UPS, AC fail, water leak detection, fire panels, humidity and temperature. This data can all be monitored remotely via a centralised building monitoring system.
Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T. Environments, said, “Healthcare settings are some of the most challenging environments that we work in. We have built up decades of experience within the NHS sector, which enables us to ensure a minimum impact on patients and staff, and reduce the risks of unplanned downtime.”