INFINITI support a global finance company with a data centre build and back-up generator solution in new company offices.
In the winter of 2012 a global financial company began searching for a company to support them with a data centre build in a new office building. As a financial services company they also needed to ensure payment card industry (PCI) compliance so they were looking for an organisation who could help and advise with this too. Soon after the tender process they began working with INFINITI and within seven weeks the project was complete, delivering full compliance and a hassle free office move.
Segregated data centre build
To support PCI compliance, INFINITI
separated the new high density data
centre into restricted key fobbed
areas suitable for staff with security
clearance, and other areas where IT
staff without security clearance were
free to enter.
Air conditioning, power and safety
The segregated data centre included
dual air conditioning across all areas,
as well as backup power and fire
suppression – all to a high standard.
A solution to support future growth
The data centre is able to support 80kw
although only 35kw are needed at the moment.
The extra capacity is to support the additional
expected growth of the company in the future.
Server virtualisation has also been built into the
solution, again to support greater capacity
requirements in the future.
A 10 tonne generator
INFINITI organised a contract lift utilising a 200
tonne crane for a 10 tonne generator to be
lifted on top of the new office building to
support the new data centre.
A fast track response
According to INFINITI’s Managing Director
Peter Sands: “We completed the work within
seven weeks. It was all hands to the deck to get
this high density facility completed. The
INFINITI team had to work to the deadline of
the office move and in keeping with the
timelines of this significant project.”
Weekly stakeholder meetings
One of the requirements was that weekly meetings were carried out on site with all project stakeholders, so INFINITI worked closely with the team to make this happen.
The benefits experienced include:
- A successful long term virtualised solution to support future and global growth
- Easy management and ongoing peace of mind
- Current and future compliance – meeting global standards and regulations now and in the future
- A competitive solution that meets timescales and budget requirements
- Deep understanding of the work required from the initial scope document
- No disruption to business
- A highly visible and friendly team
“Designing a fully complaint PCI high density data centre within the financial services sector in record time posed a unique set of obstacles and challenges. The client’s IT team gave us their full trust and confidence and so quickly approved our design stages, which made the fast track project possible. This data centre construction project is a testament of what can be achieved when both client and contractor work together in tandem.”
Peter Sands, Managing Director, INFINITI
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