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VIRTUS Data Centres are one of the UK’s fastest growing data centre providers, offering more efficient and flexible facilities to their clients. They are an industry leader in hyper efficient, ultra-high density and highly interconnected facilities. 

1.5kW

high density

4.2mw

Total IT Power

2900m²

net technical space

VIRTUS Data Centres required the Design & Build of a secure data centre for their primary site in Enfield, London. A single storey facility, comprising of over 6,360m2 ground floor area, including plant room, the data centre will be a reliable and carrier neutral colocation facility, with maximum flexibility and adaptability for clients.

Our Solution

Bouygues Energies & Services were appointed as the turnkey Design & Build partner for the Enfield mission critical facility, delivering world-class connectivity with access to high speed, resilient networks.

Built to enhanced Tier 3 specifications with a range of Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers, our innovative solution included full range of colocation, interconnection, support and monitoring services, offering VIRTUS’ clients a resilient and secure, world-class, carrier neutral colocation facility. Our design included 11 self-contained collocation Data Halls and 2,900m2 of net technical space.

The facility is served by resilient 8MW 11kV diverse feeds from the National Grid, so key features of the design included bespoke power deployments available to meet in excess of 2kW per square, including a power usage efficiency (PUE) rating of less than 1.5.

In order to meet the client’s high level security and resilience requirements, our solution also incorporated many industry-leading features, such as centralised N+N in line UPS plant; N+1 HV standby diesel generator; N+1 CRAC units; and dual A&B UPS supplies, with 10 minutes autonomy at full load. We also installed advanced alarms and monitoring systems to ensure the integrity of the data centre.

Client Benefits

A Single Point of Contact to Boost Performance
Providing detailed design, architectural, procurement, construction, installation, mechanical & electrical services and Integrated System Testing (IST), to offer seamless engineering solutions to the challenges facing our client.

Green Credentials
VIRTUS’ data centre is designed to achieve BREEAM “Good” standard and maximise utilisation of renewable energy sources.

Energy Efficiency
With a PUE of <1.5, the facility supports VIRTUS’ goals of being the energy efficient data centre provider of choice.

Ultra-Secure Facility
The data centre provides a fully integrated security solution with 100 per cent uptime; protecting and connecting data, the building and its assets.

Flexible Solutions
Offering clients variety in deployment of IT solutions; from single rack or cabinet in a shared space, to a bespoke data centre suite with dedicated power and cooling. The range of power density solutions available reaches up to 15kW per cabinet without in-row cooling.

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