03 January 2018
IP House has commissioned Reigate-based Comtec Power to upgrade its data centre in London Docklands. Once completed, the 16,000ft2 facility will meet Tier III requirements to provide users with secure, resilient, and ultra-fast colocation services.
Startup operator IP House purchased what was previously a redundant data centre next to the City of London and Canary Wharf in late 2015. It redesigned and upgraded the existing infrastructure, and essentially rebuilt the facility from the ground up with a new power room and carrier-neutral network.
The new data centre is due to open next year, and the company says it’s aiming to attract high-value customers in the financial services, gaming and online gambling industries.
Comtec Power undertook much of the installation work and will deliver the data centre in two phases over the next 18 months.
The first data suite will offer 14,000ft2 of white space with a total of 216 racks – 192 of which will be available when the facility becomes operational. Once the second stage is completed towards 2019, the centre will have a total of 512 racks.
Given the staged upgrade, IP House has opted for a modular, pay-as-you-grow approach to deploying its critical infrastructure, utilising components from Schneider Electric’s InfraStruxure system, NetShetler SX racks, Symmetra PX UPS, plus APC switchgear, NetBotz environmental monitoring, and intelligent metered PDUs.
Comtec adds that the power modules and batteries in Symmetra PX have a smaller footprint than rival products, thus creating more room for customers’ IT equipment.