London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) has appointed data centre and critical environment company, Keysource, to undertake a live upgrade of the data centre at Ealing Hospital.
It follows an extensive review of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure, during which Keysource determined how best to solve the complex challenge of lifecycle replacement within a live environment, that needed to be more efficient and support the need for increased capacity.
Keysource is tasked with redesigning the existing space and creating a modular solution to provide flexibility for LNWH that can expand with their future requirements in incremental steps across both the mechanical and electrical equipment. Additionally, the redesign has the potential to free up plant rooms through the relocation of all critical infrastructure within the data centre, creating valuable space within the hospital whilst improving its resilience.
The works will include the deployment of a new Modular UPS System with 10 Minutes autonomy, External Maintenance Bypass and a Close Coupled cooling system. This will be undertaken in a live environment with no downtime expected to existing services.
Spokesperson for LNWH Trust, Martin Kavanagh, said: “Keysource has been able to provide us with a cost-effective and flexible upgrade solution that will enable us to increase our capacity as and when new IT load is introduced, whilst improving energy efficiency and reducing ongoing maintenance costs. The extra space the solution has created is a much-valued bonus and further reflects Keysource’s understanding of the needs of our organisation.”
Richard Clifford, Head of Solutions at Keysource, said: “This demonstrates the importance of pre-construction engagements in the success of critical infrastructure projects. It highlights our ability to design and implement bespoke solutions to complex live upgrades that exceed client expectations.”