Acting as principle contractor and working in partnership with a leading UK Data Centre contractor, Sheffield-based Borri will provide a full turnkey design and build package for a completely new data centre facility. The development is expected to take up to 16 weeks with the new facility fully operational by summer 2013.
Due to play a vital role in the security of the new data centre will be two Borri B9000 160kVA/144kW UPS systems to be operated in a 2N configuration with diverse power supplies supporting the Data Centre IT load for complete redundancy at all times, and removing any single points of failure.
The new data centre will host 33 racks initially and will have a 2N electrical design throughout the Data Centre. For added protection, localised rackmount static switches will be put in place for all legacy equipment.
Portsmouth City Council's head of IT, Mel Burns, said: “Our data centre is hugely important as it serves almost every person who lives in or visits Portsmouth in one way or another. I am very much looking forward to working with Borri and Future Tech and to watching their innovative design work become a reality. So far we have been impressed with the quality of the work on this project and we are excited about the opportunities that will be possible by making this vital operation fit for purpose.”
Certified by TÜV NORD Cert as one of the most efficient and resilient transformer based UPS systems on the market, Borri’s B9000 UPS units have a negligible effect on the mains supply as they come with IGBT (Isolated Gate Bipolar Transistor) rectifiers as standard, which provide less than three percent harmonic distortion.
This efficiency saving can have huge financial benefits as the generator can be downsized by as much as 50 percent.
Borri’s Data Centre Solutions Manager, John Inman commented: “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this contract. It demonstrates the commitment and investment that Borri has made to develop our data centre solutions, and the strong working partnerships we have with leading data centre design experts.”
“We anticipate that the new site will achieve a PUE of 1.5 when it is fully operational, which compared to the existing PUE figure of 2.5 will provide considerable cost savings.
“Our reputation for delivering exceptional, reliable UPS solutions for data centres across the country has played a significant role in helping us to win this new contract. Our understanding of the industry’s needs and operational environments means that we are the perfect partner to lead this exciting new project.”