03 January 2018
Secure I.T. Environments (SITE) has carried out a complex data relocation project for Ridgeons, the Cambridge-based timber and builders’ merchants.
It involved the closure of a data centre and relocation to new facilities on an existing Ridgeons’ depot site, following the sale of land in Cambridge.
The original centre had been built, serviced and maintained throughout its lifetime by Secure I.T. As a result, the company says it had an “excellent” understanding of the client’s needs.
The new site introduced design challenges due to its smaller size and location. But given its team’s close relationship with Ridgeons, SITE says a design solution was found and the associated risks with planning the transfer of services were mitigated.
It adds that 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 was completed in 10 weeks. It included new incoming power supply, UPS in N+1 format, structured cabling, 19-inch cabinets with intelligent PDUs, amongst other new infrastructure.
SITE says it will also relocate the exist-ing generator as part of decommissioning the original site, thereby creating cost savings for Ridgeons.