Building a Data Centre the Easy Way

Easy to build Data Centres

Easy to build Data Centres

Building a data centre for your IT infrastructure using traditional methods takes time. You need to plan every aspect, apply for on-site building permission, make interim business arrangements and then arrange the construction work itself. However, there is an easier way to building your data centre and the answer is Secure IT’s ModCel Data Centre Pods and Containers

No Planning Required

With ModCel Data Centres all you need to plan is where your facility will be located, everything else is taken care of off-site by the Secure IT team. You don’t need to worry about disrupting your business operations or making alternative workspace arrangements for your staff – your business can continue as normal. Our ModCel containerised data centres and pods are designed and built to your bespoke specification. We will discuss all your needs and requirements beforehand, so you can relax knowing that every detail is taken care of.

Delivered Straight to Your Door

Unlike Traditional data centre builds, our ModCel Pods aren’t built on-location, meaning your day-to-day business operations won’t be affected. Our pre-engineered data centres are highly-secure and can be deployed quickly and easily via sea, land and air to locations such as oil rigs, mines and even ships.

Because ModCel builds are so easily transported, they can be deployed to any location around the world and in certain cases can be operational within 24 hours. With up to 320 square feet of space, our data centres can house 19 server cabinets and provide as much as 45kW of electricity to each, offering unrivalled Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).

Connection Conduits

Connection Conduits

Until now, data centre builds typically took weeks to be fully operational after the facility was completed. However, with ModCel data centres, your IT equipment can be up and running and fully operational in a matter of days. Our pods and containers are designed in such a way to allow for quick connection to local energy grids. Have a look at some of our  previous projects to see how successful our data centres have been for other businesses.

Easy Expansion

With our ModCel builds, if your business continues to grow, you won’t need to pay out for a brand new data centre building. All our facilities are designed to allow for easy expansion should your IT infrastructure need more space. What’s more, the nature of our design build systems enables you to undertake additional construction work on a pay-as-you-go basis. This minimises your upfront capital outlay and gives you the flexibility to add more Pods as required.

For more information on Secure IT’s ModCel Data Centre Pods and Containers, give us a call on 01983 885 182, or contact us by email at

Cloud Vs Data Centre – Which One Will Work for You?

One of the biggest decisions facing businesses today is whether to host your IT infrastructure in a data centre or on the Cloud. There are advantages and drawbacks to both and at Secure IT; we’re here to help guide you towards making the best choice for your business. This is our guide to the Cloud vs data centre storage.

The Difference Between the Cloud and Data Centres

Although these two terms are often interchangeable, data centres and cloud services are fundamentally different. Data Centres are physical constructions, designed specifically to house IT data. They are typically located close to a company’s main premises. Cloud services however, store data on the Internet. Third party providers take care of all maintenance and updates and businesses can access their data through secure logins.

Data Centre

Data Centre

Data centres are ideal for businesses that need a bespoke space for their IT equipment. Data centre builds enable full control over the layout and set up of equipment and enable immediate access in emergencies or for maintenance. If your company has a complex IT system that uses several different applications, then a data centre can be constructed specifically to your requirements and provide you with the ongoing power you need to run your business operations.

When it comes to data centre security, your business has complete control. You decide who gets access and you can choose which security products are most suitable for your needs. However, these products need to be maintained and upgraded, so you’ll need to pay ongoing costs to keep your facility secure.

The Pros and Cons of Cloud Services

Whereas data centres can be somewhat restrictive when it comes to growth, cloud services grow with your business. Your IT infrastructure can be accessed from anywhere online and by anyone who you want to have access. The Cloud’s capacity is limitless, meaning you’ll never run out of space for your IT needs.

However, as cloud services are managed by third parties, you may not have immediate access to your data and you may need to compromise on how much control you have over your IT resources.

With cloud services, you don’t need to spend money on security features as your third party provider will take care of all these matters. However, public cloud services are susceptible to attacks, so you should choose your provider carefully. If your business deals with particularly sensitive information, then you may want to consider investing in a private cloud service with enhanced security features.

Does your business use a data centre or a cloud service? What do you see as being the pros and cons of both these systems?

Structured Cabling for Kings Lynn

Our team have just completed an additional piece of work for Queen Elizabeth NHS in Kings Lynn.

The cabling work for their new Data Centre which was built by the Secure IT Environments team and recently completed,  can be seen below.



London Marathon – Will’s Success

Congratulations to Will Garvie, part of the Secure IT Environments family, who completed the London Marathon recently. A fantastic achievement in itself but more so having raised over £2000 in support of Breast Cancer Research for all those fighting breast cancer.

Wills managed to fit his training in,  inbetween his studying and his efforts have paid off with him coming 12563 out of 38000 runners. A celebratory reception was held at RAC Club for all breakthrough runners after the race which Wills and his family attended. We hope that Wills is proud of himself….. we certainly are!

Will Garvie at London Marathon

Digging for diamonds?

Not on this occasion but we are ‘diamond drilling’ to make bore holes in the middle level car park at Solihull Borough Council. These holes will be used for steel supports that will go through to the lower level car park to provide extra support.

Groundwork is under way to form concrete footings for these steel supports. The traditional build data centre will be housed within the car park – utilising available space to acquire a new DC facility.


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Diamond drilling at Solihull data centre build