Mavin Powercube Case Study

Brunel University London
Website
www.brunel.ac.uk
Category
Data Centre

About Mavin Powercube

Mavin Powercube design, build and maintain bespoke, scalable low – medium – high power and secure Containerised Modular DataCentres (CMDC’s), Special Container solutions and Modular data centre rooms and buildings.

 

Thier award-winning, British designed and built Powercube datacentre solutions deliver a 100% bespoke, end-to-end solution, including full environmental preparation, power presentation, module fabrication, detailed project management and full support wrap services. The Powercube CMDC delivers an innovative, effective and re-deployable containerised data centre solution to the inherent challenges faced by the businesses of today and tomorrow.

 

Referenceable across the public, private and Defence sectors, thier turn-key Powercube solutions are entirely tailored to our client’s operational requirements and feature optional ruggedised technology and LPS1175 ratings up to SR5 and various Ballistic protection standards.

 

 

Mavin Powercube Case Study:

Following a highly competitive tender, Mavin Powercube were selected by TET and Brunel University to deliver a bespoke Containerised Datacentre to operate as a critical Point of Presence (POP). Several factors had to be considered.

 

Tight Timescale - The only route in to the location was via a bridge and therefore weight loads and vehicular access had to be considered to ensure successful delivery of the POP. This is also of course a working Campus and Mavin therefore had to work in close conjunction with the University to minimise disruption to the staff and students.

 

Security - Physical penetration was a high-lighted concern.

 

Noise - With the proximity to Student Halls of Residence and Classroom blocks, noise management was a primary concern.

 

Disruption - Brunel is a working Campus and Mavin therefore had to work in close conjunction with the University to minimise disruption to the staff and students.

 

Space - The campus location allocated for the new datacentre environment was compact at 13.5mtrs x 6.7mtrs.

 

Flood Risk - The allocated space was within an active flood plain.

 

Delivery Logistics - The only route in to the location was via a bridge and therefore weight loads and vehicular access had to be considered to ensure successful delivery of the POP. This is also of course a working Campus and Mavin therefore had to work in close conjunction with the University to minimise disruption to the staff and students.

Selection

Having carried out extensive consultation, the University identified the location, timescales and budgets for the CMDC POP Unit and established that neither a new build traditional bricks and mortar design, or utilising space with an existing building would support their future plans nor provide the flexibility for future growth and or re-deployment. During the final selection round Mavin Powercube held a Technical Design Workshop with Brunel, where the core capabilities around collaboratively creating a fit-for-purpose, scalable and bespoke solution were tangibly demonstrated to Brunel. Subsequently Mavin Powercube were selected as our solution was able to meet all the design briefs, including the tight deployment time-scale and allocated budget.

 

Design Stage

Following receiving the build order, TET, Mavin Powercube and the Brunel University London IT and Estates teams, collaborated via workshops held at the Mavin Powercube build facility and the University site, liaising with our M&E specialists and design team, establishing the final technical design scope for the CMDC POP itself and the supporting Civils requirements, incorporating the main foundation plinth, sub-terrain power and data ducts, delivered a fully operational CMDC POP Unit within 16 weeks. Furthermore, Mavin Powercube provided the client with an efficient, cost effective system that not only took full advantage of the environment using combination DX & fresh air cooling systems, utilising full DCIM management and combined Intelligent Rack Management, providing Brunel with the ability to truly maximise efficiency within the Data Room. Powercube Containerised Modular Data Centres are designed and manufactured from scratch which enabled the University team to tailor the internal layout and specification to suit their particular day 1 requirements, while future proofing to ensure scalability.

 

Detailed Project Breakdown

CMDC POP Unit Design and Build Programme

 

Work with the University to design the CMDC POP Unit to meet the strict requirements including physical space restriction, acoustic consideration and food plain considerations

 

Physical build of the CMDC POP Unit, the dimensions and characteristics being:

• 3.46 metres in width x 10.5 metres in length x

3.2metres in height

• Separate Staging Room and Data Room

• Space for 7 X 42u (800 x 1200mm) IT racks

• Secure external panelling system for

additional Security

• External Step and Ramp Access to both

Main Entrance and Emergency Exit

 

Fully Managed Maintenance Service and Support Contract

 

Full M&E Maintenance programme to provide scheduled maintenance to all equipment as required, includes:

• AHU maintenance

• Fire Suppression Tests and Certification

• Bi Annual IT room cleaning

• CCTV / Door Access Test and

Maintenance

• UPS Maintenance

• Generator Service

 

Proactive monitoring of the BMS & DCIM solution providing alert notifications to the Trust and Powercube Service Desk in the event of any status alarms being triggered.

 

24x7 Break Fix Support Contract

M&E Characteristics

 

UPS N+1 to provide minimum 10 minutes failover

 

Cummins C150 canopied Diesel Generator with extended Capacity base tank to provide 24hour fuel

 

N+1 External Air Handling Units with combination free air cooling and DX to provide 65kw cooling

 

Hot Aisle and Cold Aisle containment with cold air delivery via ceiling plenums

 

VESDA and Stat-X Fire Suppression in both Staging room and Data room with integration to Mavin Powercube’s DCIM Systems and the University’s on-site Fire Alarm System

 

Door Access control to both main entrance and internal Data room. System fully integrated to Campus Wide Door Access System

 

Internal and external mounted IPCCTV integrated to Campus wide Security Systems

 

Fully integrated Intruder Alarm System

 

Fully managed combined BMS / DCIM solution providing full monitoring, management and reporting of:

• UPS

• Door Access

• Fire Suppression

• CCTV

• Intruder Alarm

• Intelligent PDUs