We’re pleased to announce today, that continuing our long tradition of public sector projects, we have handed over the ‘keys’ to a new data centre for Thurrock County Council.  The new 234m2 data centre, will provide a new energy and space efficient home for an IT infrastructure serving 170,000 residents across over 160km2.

The data centre was required as the operational location and IT systems had reached end of life.  This led to a critical timeline to ensure handover for the new facility was achieved on time and within budget.

The project was split into two phases, the first comprising the design, build and testing (including acceptance testing) of the new data centre, the evaluation of existing critical and essential power, and decommissioning of the existing ICT infrastructure.  Phase two is an on-going five-year programme of planned preventative and reactive maintenance, including emergency call-out services.

The new data centre room includes Resilient Data Centre energy efficient air-conditioning in N+1 configuration, Riello MPW UPS, 1260U of server space, raised access flooring, environmental monitoring, access control, CCTV, structured cabling, individual cabinet card security locking, cold aisle containment and Novec fire suppression. The project also included building / decoration works to the existing room and connection to existing electricity supplies and back-up generator located on other parts of the site.

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments, added “We have worked hard for over a decade to ensure that customers can trust our name when it comes to the delivery and maintenance of their data centres.  For the public sector in particular, where people rely hourly on access to council services, we take great pride in being a part of councils achieving their digital vision.”