Portsmouth City Council has unveiled its new data centre facility, which will serve almost every resident and visitor to the city. Delivered on time and on budget, this impressive new site has been a culmination of over 18 months planning and implementation.
Playing an integral part in the design and build of the data centre was the principal contractor, leading Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) specialists, Borri Ltd. The company’s professionalism and knowledge of the complex nature of data centre infrastructures have been invaluable to the success and delivery of this new facility.
Drawing on its contact base of preferred design and build contractors, Borri carefully selected one of its partners, which was sub-contracted to deliver the onsite elements of the project.
In addition to providing complete project management, Borri also supplied and commissioned two B9000FXS 160kVA/144kW UPS systems, which have been positioned in a 2N configuration to deliver complete redundancy at all times.
With a 2N electrical design throughout, the new data centre currently hosts 33 racks and for added protection, localised rackmount static switches have been installed for all legacy equipment.
Portsmouth City Council’s head of IT, Mel Burns, said: “We have been impressed and delighted by the delivery of the new data centre. The project has been delivered by Borri to time, budget and excellent quality.
“All parties have worked together very well to ensure that our expectations were met and exceeded. The facility looks good, utilises carbon efficient and leading edge technologies and will provide the starting point for us to be able deliver an excellent service for Portsmouth.”
Due to be fully operational by the summer, Borri has predicted that the new facility will achieve a PUE of 1.5, which when compared to the council’s previous PUE figure of 2.5 will undoubtedly provide substantial savings.
Borri’s data centre solutions manager, John Inman commented: “We feel privileged to have been part of such an important project and are delighted with the outcome. A lot of intense preparation has been put into the smooth delivery of all elements that have brought this new data centre to life.
“The company continues to invest in its dedicated data centre division and is one of the only UPS companies that is able to offer full turnkey project solutions. Borri’s commitment to researching the market has ensured that we are always one step ahead and at the forefront of emerging UPS technologies.”
Borri’s data centre solutions division operates nationwide and works with some of the UK’s leading design and build contractors on high profile projects including those for the emergency services, sport stadiums, manufacturing sites and large independent data centres.
For more information on the company’s products and maintenance services or to arrange a free site survey please visit www.borri.co.uk or call 0800 136 993