Case Study: BT

Continu Awarded 500K Data Centre Installation for BT

The Project

BT shared public sector data centre.

 

The Background

BT were awarded the contract for the provision of two secure, high availability datacentres which will deliver annual savings of around £0.5million for the public sector. The contract is valued at circa £15million over 10 years. BT manage the operation of the facilities, including continuity plans. The public sector will continue to manage the IT systems within the facilities. The datacentres house much of the IT services, not only for the Northern Ireland Civil Service but also the wider public sector. The crucial nature of these datacentres means that reliable UPS back up is critical to keep everything running in the event of power failure.

 

The Solution

Following comprehensive site surveys and considering all the issues for the BT’s client Continu installed the Schneider Galaxy 7000 500KVA UPS range with 10-year design life battery, the Schneider Galaxy 7000 300KVA UPS and the Schneider UPSILON STS 160A Static Transfer Switches providing 2.3MW of UPS power for this data centre solution. This represents one of the largest data centres in NI.

In addition BT awarded Continu The Gold Service Support Plan which ensures BT are fully supported by the Continu dedicated team.

 

The Results

“BT were awarded the contract for the provision of two secure, high efficiency datacentres delivering annual savings of around £0.5million for the public sector. BT datacentres house much of the IT services, not only for the Northern Ireland Civil Service but also the wider public sector. BT selected Continu to supply, install and maintain the backup power at these facilities. The crucial nature of our data centres means that uninterruptible power supply is absolutely vital in order for us to ensure our operations run smoothly at all times. Continu are our preferred backup power supplier, we value their extensive experience and specialist knowledge, in short, we trust them to maintain the power to our critical I.T. facilities in NI.”
Paul McKeegan, Networks Power Infastructure and Operations Manager, Openreach Northern Ireland.

“Continu are our preferred backup power supplier, we value their extensive experience and specialist knowledge, in short, we trust them to maintain the power to our critical I.T. facilities in NI.”
Paul McKeegan, Networks Power Infastructure and Operations Manager, Openreach Northern Ireland.