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Live data centre update for global technology company

A global technology company awarded Keysource a major data centre capacity expansion project in Hamburg, Germany, following a competitive tender process. The project included the design and build of an additional 400 rack data hall with 1MW of IT capacity and a concurrently maintainable solution.

The decision to convert the existing two storey building comes due to the unprecedented demand for its services which include communications, network services, security, cloud solutions, voice and managed services.

Keysource was selected on the basis of its expert engagement, detailed understanding of the requirement and proven pedigree in critical upgrade projects.

The live critical upgrade was completed working around existing IT services zero disruption. The installation includes new transformer, UPS, switchgear and busbar. An existing chilled water ring has been adapted, new cooling units, racks, cold aisle containment system and BMS installed.

This project also included a number of intricate works, such as road closures, complex lifting through the side of the building and the internal construction of the data hall in a live operating facility.

Project Highlights

  • Fast track programme to meet incoming end user requirements

  • Integrated with existing infrastructure with zero downtime

  • Collaborated with customer to manage risks associated with the existing live operational environment

  • Worked closely with client-side agent to agree and approve final detailed design and implementation plans

  • Managed the delivery through the pandemic with COVID secure site management – keeping operatives safe at all times

“Keysource is unique in the industry in that it can provide a full range of services to support the full lifecycle of a project from consulting, through to project delivery and on-going management across the globe. This contract award showcases our unrivalled expertise in delivering critical upgrade projects to an extremely high standard and showcases are ability to deliver internationally.”

— Richard Clifford, Senior Consultant, Keysource

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