Rapid data centre deployment for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

New data centre design and build for NHS Norfolk Trust.

About the project

Keysource provided an ultra efficient, scalable, complete replacement data centre for the UK site of a leading global engineering, construction and services company. This has cut running costs, demonstrated technological and environmental leadership and created a differentiator for its downstream business.

The client uses technology leadership as a primary selling point for its services. It also expects to use technology in its own operations to cut costs for its customers. The replacement data centre it commissioned from Keysource had to fit this requirement. Keysource was appointed to act as principal contractor for the design and build of the new data centre. The facility has to be operational for at least 10 years – so Keysource had to develop a highly efficient data centre that would reduce the total cost of ownership continuously over its lifecycle.

Keysource developed a highly efficient complete data centre with a predicted design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) measurement of just 1.3. The Data Centre infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE) measurement is 77 per cent, creating a projected annual saving in power consumption of 4.1 million kW-h and a reduction in emissions of 2.2 million kg.

Central to the achievement is a bespoke cooling solution incorporating key elements of Keysource’s award-winning Ecofris design philosophy that provides free cooling up to 22 degrees ambient temperature and partial free cooling above this level. This has created increased savings based on lower operational expenditure when compared to a traditional cooling approach, greatly reducing the total lifecycle cost of the facility.The design has also adopted a scalable approach to handle future growth requirements. It has the ability to support up to a 550 kVA IT load and provides N+1 resilience throughout the infrastructure.


Cost effective and secure solution


Minimal disruption in a live environment


Tight timescales

Our approach to data centre design is to understand the IT requirements first and then work back, understanding the room limitations and implications along the way. This has enabled us to develop an effective IT environment for NHS Norfolk that safeguards network and system availability.

Keysource is working with an increasing number of councils, education and healthcare organisations throughout the UK and is fast becoming the data centre partner of choice within the public sector.

Richard CliffordDirector of Solutions, Keysource

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