DCW18

Well, two busy days at DCW18, meeting visitors new and old at our stand. It’s only when you attend an industry event like DCW that you realise just how many people you know in the industry as the steady stream of friends and colleagues pop in to say hello.

We had some great conversations about datacentre, especially our ModCel (Containerised data centre) which really sparked the interest of many who stopped by. After all the flexibility that they offer, along with the increased capacity, plus quick build and install times make them an attractive option when looking at datacentre options.

Thank you to all those who popped by to chat with us. We look forward to being back at DCW next year.

Less then a week to the World’s largest independent data centre event

Come and join Secure I.T. Environments Ltd at this year’s DCW18 show. It is just under a week before the doors open at Excel on what proves to be a very exciting and busy two days of the world’s largest independent data centre event.

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, will be showcasing their ModCel (Containerised DC) and Modular build data rooms. Click on the video link to learn more about these data centre solutions.

We’ll be at stand D1231 so come and say Hi.

 

DATACENTRE.ME February meeting

Secure I.T. Environment Ltd was proud to exhibit at the February DATACENTRE.ME event in London. All in all, it was a great night and provided an opportunity for catching up with old colleagues and customers. Thank you, Caroline and team, for putting on such a good night. We are looking forward to the next one.

 

UK Energy Systems Catapult gets a new data center

 

 

 

 

British modular infrastructure specialist Secure IT Environments has built a data center for the Energy Systems Catapult, a government agency established in 2015 to support innovative energy businesses.

The facility at the Catapult’s offices in Birmingham was delivered in eight weeks, and Secure IT Environments claims it has achieved PUE of 1.17, in line with the agency’s sustainability mission.

Lead by example

Secure IT Environments was founded in 1982 and has worked extensively with the public sector, having built modular data centers for the National Health Service (NHS), universities and local councils.

The new internal data center for the Energy Systems Catapult was constructed on the seventh floor of a central Birmingham office. It features raised floors and cold aisle containment.

Secure IT Environments said key construction challenges on the site included ensuring power supply cabling was adequate and could reach distribution boards, and extending the pipework for the roof-mounted air conditioning system condensers.

The facility will enable Energy Systems Catapult to continue its work on an intelligent, carbon-free energy system.

“Delivering a data center quickly requires a great deal of skill, so as not to compromise success,” said Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure IT Environments.

“We have built up a wealth of skills and a proprietary methodology in this area, which means we can deliver challenging projects at speed without compromising on attention to detail, energy efficiency, security or design quality. This proven track record is one of the reasons that we were selected through the tender process to deliver this project for the Energy Systems Catapult.”

The Energy Systems Catapult is one of ten non-profit organizations established by the UK government to encourage growth in specific market segments.

Other Catapult initiatives include Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Digital Catapult, Future Cities Catapult, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Medicine Discovery Catapult, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Precision Medicine Catapult, Satellite Applications Catapult, Transport Systems Catapult and the upcoming Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, based in Wales.

Original article written by Max Smolaks for Datacentre Dynamics

Completed in just 10 weeks with SITE to provide full maintenance contract and future decommissioning project.

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd has completed 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.  Throughout its lifetime the original site was maintained and serviced by Secure I.T. Environments giving the company an excellent understanding of the client’s needs.

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.

“The team at Secure I.T. Environments is by far one of the best I have had the pleasure of working with,” said Nathan Draper, Group IT Manager at Ridgeons. “The decision to move a data centre is not something to be taken lightly and requires great planning if the day to day running of your business relies on those services.  Secure I.T. Environments’ approach gave us great confidence that the risks were low, and it has all gone to plan.”

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments, added “The relationship we have with Ridgeons has been a long-standing one that is set to continue.  To be selected for their next data centre project ten years after we first started working with them, shows the depth of trust they had in us to deliver the project with minimum risk and value for money.”(Source DCS Europe 14th December 2017)

Thoughts for 2018

As 2017 draws to a close we’ve been thinking about 2018, and what it holds for the data centre sector as a whole.
Recently Chris Wellfair Projects Director at Secure IT Environments was asked for his thoughts on the hot spots for the sector in 2018 by Datacentre Dynamics.
Chris identified three; the introduction of EU GDPR in May, the new Ecodesign directive starting on 1st January and the ISO 50001 which is being updated middle of 2018.
All three of these he thought would have a big impact on the plans for data centres and supporting infrastructures.
To find out more about Chris’s thoughts and the potential impact these might have read the full article here http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/content-tracks/design-build/data-center-hotspots-for-2018/99360.article

Secure IT Environments are proud to sponsor NHS Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Secure I.T. Environments are very proud to be sponsoring the BCUHB Achievement Awards on Friday 9th November at Venue Cymru, Llandudno. This is an annual event that recognises NHS staff across North Wales who have delivered outstanding care, showed incredible compassion and gone above and beyond to deliver excellent care.

Secure I.T. Environments wish all nominees the best of luck and look forward to celebrating with you on Friday evening.

 

 

Procurex Wales 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Secure I.T. Environments are very excited to be exhibiting at this year’s Welsh annual procurement festival.

This annual event supports ‘Taking Wales Forward 2016-2021’ strategy. The day will be filled with a range of workshops and advice hubs for public and third sector buyers who will be able to engage directly with both framework and non-framework suppliers.

Procurex Wales 2017 features include:

– Product Showcase Exhibition
– Keynote Arena
– Skills Development Training Zones
– Welsh Government Centre of Expertise Pavilion

For anyone involved in public or third sector procurement in Wales, this is a must-attend event of the year.

Secure I.T. Environments will be found on Stand 2, so if you are visiting pop over and say Hi.

More details and to register go to www.procurexlive.co.uk

What a great day at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Duncan Gurney and Chris Wellfair from Secure IT Environments were invited along to the opening of the Millenium Seed Bank. An additional 184 Sqm of environmentally controlled secure modular cold room storage was added to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank facilities at Wakehurst in Sussex by Secure IT Environments earlier this year.

Containerised data centres are not just for the public cloud vendors

When would you opt for a containerised data centre was a question posed by The Stack when they recently interviewed Chris Wellfair projects director at Secure I.T. Environments Ltd.

It might come as a surprise the answer that Chris gave to the publication. So if you want to find out whether by opting for a modular data centre you are compromising the quality or integrity of the data centre then read the full article at What’s in the box? Explaining containerised data centres.

 

 

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