Data Centre Infrastructure
Datacentre UK - your partner for data centre physical infrastructure.
Whether you are planning a new build data centre or an upgrade to an existing one, you have to be sure that every component is the best specification, the best value and the best fit with your needs.
At Datacentre UK we are the experts in matching products with projects; our strategic supplier partnerships giving you direct access to all the top hardware manufacturers and software developers in the industry.
Datacentre UK is your Elite Partner to Schneider Electric for the physical layer of your data centre. We supply a range of products from leading brands such as APC, including UPS, power distribution and power protection, data centre cooling, data centre equipment racks, data centre physical security and fire suppression, and data centre management software including DCIM.
The systems at the heart of your network rely on a power source that is reliable and protected against interruption. In addition, your available power should be matched to the needs of your network now, and be scalable to accommodate future demands. Datacentre UK can supply technically advanced, reliable and cost effective power to both new and existing data centre builds. Our power solutions are carefully matched to your present-day needs as well as being fully scalable to meet future requirements.
Datacentre UK Power solutions for your data centre
Our range of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, generators battery banks and power protection and monitoring software can perform power support tasks for everything from critical desktops and wiring closets to corporate data centres.
Datacentre UK works alongside the world's leading power manufacturers, including APC by Schneider Electric to guarantee the right technical solution whichever type of power services you require.
Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
The critical nature of data centre processes makes uninterrupted operation absolutely essential. The solution is to invest in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, which automatically make power available from a separate battery in the event of a loss or surge affecting the principal power supply.
Datacentre UK UPS solutions for your data centre
There are a number of different UPS solutions in the market; Datacentre UK can devise and source the most effective one for your data centre requirement, giving you valuable peace of mind that your IT load will keep running until power returns or your back-up generator kicks in.
Standard data centre design includes an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), which can keep systems running during a mains power cut. However, your IT equipment will only stay online for the life of the battery in the UPS. For back-up power during an extended outage, a standby generator is the only viable choice.
Our generator solutions are fully scalable, with options for 8 hour and 24 hour built-in fuel tanks, plus power ratings ranging from 5KVA to 1.4MW. We can arrange re-fuelling after use and we'll regularly check and maintain your generator, so it's ready to go whenever you need it.
Datacentre UK works alongside the world's leading power manufacturers, including APC by Schneider Electric to guarantee the right technical solution whichever type of generator services you require.
It's no exaggeration to say that cooling is the critical issue for a data centre operator - get it wrong and your business critical systems will suffer a thermal shut down. Cooling is also the biggest operational expense you face, so finding the most efficient solution can produce significant savings.
Datacentre UK Cooling solutions for your data centre
At Datacentre UK we have proven expertise in all the principal cooling methodologies currently deployed in server rooms and data centres, including chilled water units, hot aisle containment close coupled cooling and DX cooling. Our modular and fully scalable cooling solutions provide air distribution and heat removal at rack, row and room level, giving you the most effective performance for the least usage of floor space.
Datacentre UK Chilled Water Cooling solutions for your data centre
We can install both traditional, refrigerant-based water chillers and the latest environmentally-friendly free-cooling chillers , which use ambient air as a free resource to chill the water. Independent studies demonstrate that free-cooling chillers can pay for themselves in as little as 18 months, yielding operational savings of up to £11,000 per year. (For a 120Kw N+1 solution using a HACS data centre layout.)
Innovative cooling solutions
Reducing energy consumption is critical to reining in data centre costs. This slender Cooling Door System attaches to blade server racks to remove heat directly at source - the back of the blade chassis - using highly efficient chilled water cooling technology.
Features and benefits at a glance:
- Removes up to 100% of generated heat
- Compact, closely coupled design increases effective computer density by up 70% compared with open row cooling
- Adds only 16cm to chassis, minimising data centre footprint
- Up to six times more efficient than traditional data centre cooling systems
- Provides 2.3x the capacity of competitive passive cooling systems
- Up to 35kW of cooling capacity per door (compared with 5kW for traditional raised floor cooling)
- Quieter and more reliable than traditional cooling systems
- Can leverage existing chilled-water data centre infrastructures
- Requires no fans or electricity
In Row Cooling
In Row cooling is designed to closely couple the cooling with the IT heat load. Incorporated into an aisle containment solution this design prevents hot air recirculation, while improving cooling predictability and availability. Energy savings are maximised with aisle containment but even without aisle containment the close coupled cooling reduces energy usage and improves efficiency by reducing the length of the warm air return path. In row cooling is ideal for the deployment of high density server installations were cooling requirements may vary depending on load and the variable speed fans driven by the rack inlet temperature sensor can ensure the correct amount of cooling is delivered as required.
There are many types of UPS and power protection technology but deciding which technology is right can be a difficult task. Datacentre UK specialise in designing solutions which meet the operational needs and budgetary requirements of our customers delivering quality power protection.
Fire is a risk to all business premises and personnel, but a fire in your data centre or computer room could paralyse your organisation, leaving you without vital IT systems and mission critical application, and even losing causing the irretrievable loss of valuable data.
Datacentre UK fire prevention for your data centre
Since prevention is better than cure, Datacentre UK deploy a wide range of fire detection systems within our data centre designs, from highly sensitive smoke and heat detectors to zone detection sensors to pinpoint threats.
Datacentre UK also supply fire sprinkler systems and clean agent fire suppression gaseous systems, from inert gas fire suppression to FM200 and Novec 1230 systems that will deal with any combustion quickly and effectively.
With data centres becoming increasingly high density and complex, the task of managing the data centre environment and protecting it from a variety of threats has become increasingly difficult. The task of data centre monitoring is to provide an accurate view of physical infrastructure in real time, so that data centre personnel can ensure available and efficient operations.
Datacentre UK environmental monitoring for data centre infrastructure
Datacentre UK can provide active monitoring solutions designed to protect against physical threats, environmental or human, that can cause disruption or downtime to IT infrastructure. This scalable suite of networked appliances, sensors, access controls and cameras is designed to safeguard environments ranging in size from network closets to data centers. The modular design allows for common sensors among the NetBotz appliances. Optional user-defined alerts can be sent in a variety of formats and are easily integrated into event escalation policies.
Datacentre UK physical monitoring systems for your data centre
Protecting your data centre from human error or malicious acts of sabotage can be enhanced within the facility through the integration of video camera systems and access control and alerting. Working in conjunction with a rigorous security policy to ensure that access to IT systems is effected in a controlled manner, Datacentre UK design data centres and computer rooms which are easy to protect utilising modular security devices.