UK modular data center firm Secure I.T. Environments Ltd has completed a data center upgrade for the Johnson Service Group.

The company this week announced the completion of a two-phase data center upgrade project for the UK provider of textile rental and linen services to the hotel, catering, and hospitality markets.

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A Secure I.T. Environments data center – Secure I.T. Environments

Secure I.T. Environments, which provides ongoing maintenance for two Johnsons Services data center sites, installed the data center in 2009. The first phase upgrade saw a full replacement of the UPS system; this was upgraded to two Riello Multi Sentry (MST Series) 40 kVA UPS systems, with new 10-year battery cabinets complying to IEC60896-2 for construction, performance, and design life.

The second phase of the project saw the upgrade and replacement of the original air handling units in the data center. The work was completed over a three-week period with new energy-efficient FlaktGroup Direct Expansion Multi-DENCO air-cooled air handling units in a downflow configuration (internal compressors were matched to the external air-cooled condensers).

John Parry, group IT infrastructure manager at Johnson Service Group, said: “Investing in our data centers is about much more than increased processing performance, storage, or speed. Our DCs are a critical asset to the business so maintaining them in a way that improves energy efficiency, reliability and prolongs their life, is vitally important. Secure I.T. Environments has been an important part of our digital transformation and a trusted provider.”

Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T. Environments, added: “We have a long-standing relationship with Johnson Service Group, and it is always great to see the value over time a data center we have designed delivers for an organization. Like all data centers, the time comes to upgrade equipment either because of its end of life expectancy or because new more efficient innovations become available, and Johnson is making those investments to get the most from its data centers in terms of performance and cutting running costs.”

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