data centre review services

FNZ DATA CENTRE REVIEWS

Loop Engineering have undertaken reviews of Data Centres in London, Scotland and Zurich, Switzerland for FNZ. Our role has entailed design reviews and due diligence for the data centres and benchmarking using our Data Centre and Critical Facilities Evaluation tool.

Our reports have been used to assist their strategic growth and provide technical sales literature.

As part of our data centre review we consider the following key parameters:

  • Site Characteristics
  • Architectural/ Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Emergency Generation & Support
  • Fire Protection
  • Building Controls
  • Public Health
  • IT & Communications
  • Security
  • Lifts
  • Sustainability
  • Facilities Management
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Commissioning Management – Milan, Italy

Loop Engineering produced a commissioning strategy for HSBC server room in their new offices in Milan, Italy. Loop Engineering attended site to witness and sign off the working of the server room.

Works included:

  • Shutting down the generator to ensure the UPS acknowledged the main supply had gone down and the generator was supplying the load and bringing the mains back on and ensuring the UPS also picked this up.
  • Load tests on UPS
  • AC units testing
  • BMS alarms testing
  • Fire alarm system testing, where alarms were simulated to ensure the correct sequence of alarm was followed and the correct notifications were shown on the main fire alarm panel and also on the landlords fire alarm panel.
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2 Arena Central, Birmingham

Loop Engineering were appointed to undertake the overall MEP design monitoring and performance design on behalf of an international banking client.

The new 11 storey (incl 3 basement levels) flagship building is located in the Centre of Birmingham. The building will benefit from the latest high efficiency technologies and aims to achieve LEED Gold status. All major equipment shall be provided with N+1 resilience which includes chilled, LTHW and ventilation systems, N+N arrangement for the UPS and on site generators.

Currently undergoing the CAT-A infrastructure works with CAT-B works scheduled to commence in 2016.

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Resilience upgrade works – Cannons House, Bristol

This project involved upgrading the existing electrical and UPS infrastructure to provide N+1 resilience to 20 Tech and Server Rooms within these existing premises. The brief entailed minimizing disruption to the existing operations and providing a cost effective engineering solution.

Loop Engineering were appointed for the electrical upgrade works.

Resilience upgrades & IT consolidation – Whitefriars & Northcliff House

Loop Engineering were appointed to undertake the MEP design associated with the resilience upgrades and IT consolidations in Freshfields’ central London offices.

The project entailed upgrading cooling to satellite equipment rooms in Northcliff and Whitefriars buildings to provide future-proofed PoE infrastructure. The main UPS system was upgraded to N+1 providing dual distribution to key techrooms and the main server room was reconfigured and reduced in size.

Projects were undertaken in a live environment to minimise any disruption to the client.

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Data centre white space – energy quick wins

A best-practise energy saving check-list was developed to realise energy savings through “Quick Wins” and short-term payback activities.

 

This framework was rolled out across the European portfolio, with site visits to discuss strategies with local corporate real estate and IT operations. A number of key operational and energy efficiency measures where combined to give a measure of the maturity of the data centres and IT spaces to allow benchmarking and encourage improvements using our Data Centre Evaluation tool.

As part of our data centre review we consider the following key parameters:

  • Site Characteristics
  • Architectural/ Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Emergency Generation & Support
  • Fire Protection
  • Building Controls
  • Public Health
  • IT & Communications
  • Security
  • Lifts
  • Sustainability
  • Facilities Management
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Data Centre Assessments

Loop Engineering have developed a comprehensive Data Centre and Critical Facilities Evaluation tool. that can be used to evaluate and benchmark facilities based on criticality and Tier ratings.

We have recently completed the review of 3no London based hosted facilities for a high street bank.

As part of our data centre review we consider the following key parameters:

  • Site Characteristics
  • Architectural/ Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Emergency Generation & Support
  • Fire Protection
  • Building Controls
  • Public Health
  • IT & Communications
  • Security
  • Lifts
  • Sustainability
  • Facilities Management
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Slough Data Centre Fitout (Infinity)

M&E consultancy support associated with the fit-out of the new hall at Infinity Slough for a banking client.

Fit-out of new hosted Tier III 200kW Data Hall for international banking client.

Loop Engineering were involved from the outset, developing the initial clients requirements and reviewing long-listed and short listed sites using our Data Centre Evaluation tool to allow an objective review of the site provisions again the clients engineering specifications. All sites were surveyed and contracts were agreed with a Data Centre provider in Slough.

Loop Engineering then carried out detailed design reviews, agreed temporary works, undertook site supervision, and witnessed commissioning, site acceptance testing and integrated system testing and site handovers.

Site Works included:

  • project management support through the lease negotiations and fit-out works
  • witnessing key SAT and IST tests
  • design reviews
  • site supervision
  • witnessed commissioning
  • site acceptance testing
  • integrated system testing
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Critical Resilience upgrades – City Offices, Gillingham

Loop Engineering have undertaken multiple projects on this site.

  • Comms Room upgrades to provide dual resilient supplies to the cooling units.
  • Separate project to upgrade the desk power to the first floor to support critical business functions.

Our role has entailed design reviews and due diligence for the data centres and benchmarking using our Data Centre and Critical Facilities Evaluation tool.

Our reports have been used to assist their strategic growth and provide technical sales literature.

As part of our data centre review we consider the following key parameters:

  • Site Characteristics
  • Architectural/ Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Emergency Generation & Support
  • Fire Protection
  • Building Controls
  • Public Health
  • IT & Communications
  • Security
  • Lifts
  • Sustainability
  • Facilities Management
victory house Chatham

Critical Resilience Upgrades – Victory House, Kent

Loop Engineering have completed MEP design duties associated with the critical resilience upgrade works at Victory House in Chatham in Kent.

Multiple projects have been completed over 2013 and 2014.

 

Works included:

  • UPS and Generator Resilience works
  • live infrastructure upgrades to critical systems
  • provide N+1 resilience to the Electrical systems
  • CER Cooling upgrades
  • resilient power supplies to CRACs
  • new UPS power provision to critical office floors