Secure I.T. Environments hands over new Glan Clwyd Hospital Data Centre

 

Another Secure I.T. Environment project delivered on time and within budget.

Secure I.T. Environments has completed a new 41m² secondary data centre at the Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital, part of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board(BCUHB), the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for around 676,000 people.

The hospital is currently undergoing a major redevelopment programme to generally modernise its existing buildings. This work included the need to establish a new energy efficient secondary data centre within the hospital building. Working in close conjunction with the onsite redevelopment principal contractor Laing O’Rourke, Secure I.T. Environments designed, supplied and installed this new facility.

Sion Jones, Head of Information & Communication Technology for the Health Board said of the project “With an ever increasing reliance on ICT underpinning the Health Board’s wide-ranging clinical and business activity, it is strategically essential that we maintain fit-for-purpose data centre facilities to host the many and varied systems that exist in a modern NHS ICT infrastructure. From procurement through to completion, SITE proved to be an excellent partner, working closely at every stage with our lead engineers. Having dealt with many ICT suppliers over the years, working with SITE revealed a refreshing experience and approach to customer satisfaction and equally, pride in what they deliver.”

The new data centre has been designed to meet the Class 2 requirements defined in BSEN 50600, parts one and two.  The room comprises 16 x 19” cabinets, raised access flooring, overhead busbar power supply system, Novec fire suppression and VESDA detection system, DCiM environmental monitoring of the room and infrastructure, access control and CCTV.  Cooling and environmental controls are achieved through a chilled water system with a capacity of 160Kw. Secondary piping supports additional chillers to achieve a Class 4 rated system.  N+1 in-row air conditioning was installed in a hot aisle containment configuration.

UPS systems and batteries were installed in a separate nearby room, derived from separate A&B power supply streams, to ensure the resilience and redundancy necessary in hospital environments, where systems must be always available, to ensure patients are not put at risk.

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments, added “Hospital projects have become a speciality for Secure I.T. Environments over the years, yet each presents its own challenges.  Our expert team was able to work closely with the hospital and primary contractor to ensure the data centre was delivered on time and in budget.  We are thrilled to have also been awarded the maintenance contract for the new data centre, recognising our commitment to excellent service and value.”

 

Source: Digitalisation World.com  June 27th 2018

Secure I.T. Support Cancer Research

Once again our intrepid women from Secure IT Environments take to the field for a very worthy cause. On 1st July 2018, Caroline, Wendy and Jo-Anne run in the Cancer Research Race for Life.

Having now competed in this race for the last 9 years they have tallied up quite some miles and raised much-needed funds that go towards research that we hope one day will find a cure to all Cancer.

In the meantime, good luck on Sunday ladies we are all very proud of you.

If you would like to support the Secure IT Environments Race for Life team, please go to our Cancer Research page to donate – it is secure and all funds will go towards this very worthy cause.

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/jo-annes-race-for-life-39

Bramble Hub summer party at House of Commons

In June Secure IT Environments attended Bramble Hub’s networking event at the House of Commons in London. Secure IT Environments were represented by Chris Wellfair and Clare Page who spent the afternoon discussing industry matters with fellow attendees from across the sector.

With over 90 companies in attendance, there was no shortage of people to speak to and old friends to catch up with.

So whether you were after information on recording and listening devices, how best to dispose of sensitive computer files or building containerised (ModCel) data rooms there was a company there who could help.

With the sunshine out it allowed the guests to network on the terrace of this historic building, whilst taking in the glorious panorama of the River Thames. You could almost forgive yourself for thinking you were at work.

Thank you, Roland Cunningham, from Bramble Hub for inviting Secure IT Environments to such a fabulous event.

We look forward to next year.

 

 

 

Business cybercrime up 63%, UK stats show

Despite an overall decrease in fraud and computer misuse in 2017, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports show that incidents involving computer misuse and malware against business are way up.

This rise in business-related computer misuse is largely accounted for by a 145% rise in computer malware and DDoS attacks the past year to 8,292 offenses.

More specifically, this is thought to be due to a rise in levels of malware, mainly ransomware and Trojans, including several high-profile attacks and security breaches on national institutions, including the WannaCry attacks in May 2017.

This is the reason why Secure I.T. Environments has invested time and effort into obtaining the Cyber Essentials Certificate.

The scheme has been developed by Government and industry to fulfill two functions. It provides a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet-based threats, within the context of the 10 Steps to Cyber Security. And through the Assurance Framework, it offers a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions.

Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic hygiene measures that all types of organisations can implement Click here to find out more about the Cyber Essentials Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview

 

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn award 3 years maintenance contract

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd. are continuing to grow their Maintenance Division with a number of new major clients using Secure I.T. Maintenance Division to handle their day to day servicing requirements of their critical Data Centres.
By increasing the terms of these contracts it ensures the client’s continuity of service and reliability is sustained for a longer period.

To read the full article click on http://bit.ly/SITEcontractawarded

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)

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