Data centre relocation completed for Ridgeons

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Secure I.T. Environments has announced the completion of its data centre relocation project for Ridgeons, Timber and Builders Merchants. The project involved the closure of a data centre, originally built by Secure I.T. Environments in 2007, and relocation to new facilities on an existing Ridgeons depot site, following the sale of land in Cambridge. The new site introduced design challenges due to its smaller size and location, however, given the team’s close relationship with Ridgeons, a design solution was found and the associated risks with planning the transfer of services were mitigated. The project was completed in just 10 weeks.

New developments in server and cabinet technology meant no compromise had to be made on the compute and storage power available to Ridgeons, despite the new data centre site being smaller. The project included new incoming power supply, UPS in N+1 format, energy efficient air conditioning, structured cabling, access control / CCTV, a Novec fire suppression and detection system, 19” cabinets with intelligent power distribution, environmental monitoring, as well as general building works.

Secure I.T. Environments will also relocate the existing generator as part of decommissioning the original site, creating cost savings for Ridgeons. The full decommissioning project will involve taking out all the fire suppression, air conditioning, UPS, cabinets cabling and power. The team will also decommission the structure, ensuring that is securely and responsibly recycled, only disposing of materials when needed and in a way that will minimise waste and environmental impact.

 

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