Retailer benefits from containerised data centre

Retailer benefits from containerised data centre

Secure I.T. Environments has completed a range of works for one of the UK’s best-known retailers including the provision of one of its ModCel containerised data centres as a new primary data centre.

The project included all related groundworks, including ducting for services, inspection pits, and laying diverse cable routes for power supplies and fibre across more than 500m of land. Secure I.T. Environments was also asked to conduct a full structural cabling audit of the existing IT infrastructure and upgrade the existing site’s power supply, UPS, air conditioning, access control and security systems.

The new data centre is expected to improve the resilience of the retailer’s logistics network, which is entirely dependent on its IT infrastructure to meet the delivery requirements of its stores and customers, an area where failures can have a direct impact on sales and customer satisfaction.

The highly competitive nature of the retail sector means retailers must do all they can to shore up their IT infrastructure, avoiding bottlenecks and points of critical failure in their supply chains.

“Secure I.T. Environments has completed our project with a great deal of professionalism,” explained a spokesperson for the retailer. “So much so that we expanded the scope of the project to assess other aspects of our existing data centre facility whereby additional M&E infrastructure was installed to ensure continuity in the event of any component failure.

“A containerised data centre approach for the primary data centre has proved to be an excellent choice for our business and the location in which we needed to house the facility,” the spokesperson added.

The containerised data centre specification for this project included Resilient Data Centre energy efficient air-conditioning in N+1 configuration, Riello MPW UPS, a built-in 65KVA generator, 252U of server space, raised access flooring, environmental monitoring, biometric access control, CCTV and Novec fire suppression.

“Our ModCel containerised data centres are leading the industry in giving customers complete flexibility over their physical IT infrastructure, without making any compromise on technical specification,” claimed Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T. Environments.

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