Colocation company plans Dockland's upgrade

Colocation company plans Dockland's upgrade

Reigate-based Comtec has won a contract to provide start-up colocation company IP House with a critical data centre upgrade at its new London Docklands premises.

Situated next to the City of London and Canary Wharf, IP House is aiming to attract high-value customers in the financial services, gaming and online gambling industries to avail of its high-availability, high-performance and ultra-reliable colocation services. Once completed, the 16,000ft, carrier-neutral facility will meet the requirements of the Tier III classification, to provide its customers with secure, resilient and ultra-fast colocation data centre services.

“We are currently in the initial stage of the data centre build, which will be delivered in two phases by Comtec over the next 18 months.” said Vinny Vaghani, operations manager of IP House. “Our first data suite is comprised of Schneider Electric’s InfraStruxure (ISX) integrated data centre architecture and has 14,000sq ft. of white space with a total of 216 racks - 192 of which will be available for customers when the facility is operational in 2018. Once the second stage is completed towards 2019, we’ll have a total of 512 racks with which to service our customers.”

Given the staged upgrade of the facility, IP House have opted for a modular, pay-as-you-grow approach to deploying their critical infrastructure, utilising components of Schneider Electrics InfraStruxure (ISX) Data Centre Physical Infrastructure solution, NetShetler SX Racks, Symmetra PX UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), APC by Schneider Electric Switchgear, NetBotz Environmental Monitoring and Intelligent Metered PDU’s. All of which will be delivered under the watchful eye of Comtec Power’s experienced data centre design and build team. IP House's Docklands Data Centre aims to open doors to new customers in early 2018.

“Capacity, scalability and footprint were important considerations of the initial design,” said Ian Gregg, data centre specialist at Comtec Power. “The modularity offered by Symmetra PX will allow IP House to expand their backup power as both the data centre and business grows. Its power modules and batteries have a smaller footprint than other products available in the market, meaning the space saved translates directly in the data centre, creating more room for customers IT equipment.”

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