CASE STUDY: MOD Division Aldershot

Design Build and expansion of a new data centre

Data Centre Design and Build For Ministry of Defence Division

In Summer 2015 a Ministry of Defence Division began the search for a new design and improvements on their existing data centre infrastructure quality. This required a company with exceptional experience and expertise in the fields of Data centre Design, Builds and Maintenance who could also advise throughout the process. Shortly after the tender was released they began working with INFINITI who completed not only within the budget but on time. Delivering with full compliance and a hassle-free installation.

Location
Aldershot, Hampshire, UK

Ministry of Defence Data Centre

Challenge. 

Data Centre Design and Build to improve existing data centre infrastructure quality.

The Ministry of Defence released a tender in Spring 2015 and many companies and specialists applied to carry out the large amount of work tendered. Not only did the MOD require specialist consultancy but a company with great experience in designing, building and maintaining data centres. Originally, they had their data centre in London, but they felt moving it to their division in Aldershot provided better space accommodation. So, the INFINITI team not only had to improve their current systems but also expand the data centre. The MOD required a company that could not only work under strict authorization and privacy but delivered a team they could trust to get on with the work required and who would tick all the compliance boxes within the given time and budget.

Solution.

Shortly after the careful and thorough selection process to carry out the work, INFINITI who was selected went straight to work on the design of this new project. The work included; 

  • Design, Build and expansion of a new data centre in new office space 
  • Installation of composite panelling system for 1- hour fire rated room with high security panelling 
  • Provision of UPS 60kA/54kW, bypass panel and electrical systems, design and build of electric systems 
  • Design, installation and provision of one-hour fire rated block up doorways, security door and heavy duty anti-static vinyl flooring 
  • Environmental Monitoring System and certified CAT6 data systems within the data centre. 
  • Installation of anti-static vinyl flooring 
  • Specialist guidance throughout the process 
  • Design of a class 2 CPNI base and a SR4 security rated modular composite data centre structure

Results.

INFINITI completed the project to specification, within budget, and most importantly, within the deadlines involved. The client was able to move to their new location and move into the new offices on time. The benefits experienced include: 

  • A successful long-term virtualized solution to support future expansion. 
  • Easy management and efficiency 
  • 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

Testimonials.

INFINITI not only completed the desired work within the budget and time given but, gave us great advise throughout the process” 
Overseeing Project Manager 

Designing and expanding a high-density data centre within the MOD sector in record time posed a unique set of obstacles and challenges. 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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