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UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) Data Centre Project

9th, July 2015

Workspace Technology continues to support UK defence organisations with the provision of data centre design and build services with their latest deployment of a Diverse High Efficiency Next Generation Data Centre for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

Following the successful design, build and commissioning of the DIO’s Phase 1 Data Centre in 2011, the approved specialist contractor, Workspace Technology, were appointed to design and build the Phase 2 expansion to the existing regional data centre facility.

Continuing to work in partnership with Carillion Amey, Workspace Technology designed and constructed the diverse modular data centre to allow for scalable expansion of the DIO’s critical infrastructure providing a robust future-proofed facility, in addition to design, build and commissioning services Workspace Technology provided a complete wrap around 24/7 maintenance and optimisation support contract.

Secure Pre-Engineered Design and Construction.

The required level of security combined with rapid construction deployment were crucial to the success of the project. Workspace Technology selected a specialist ‘pre-engineered’ unique high security composite system delivering robust levels of security; protecting against attack, fire, water and temperature. This industry leading UK manufactured product ensured full compliance creating the ‘white space’ for the internal data centre fit out phase.

In-Row Cooling

Workspace Technology installed Schneider Electric’s contemporary high efficiency chilled water based In-Row cooling technology. The latest generation In-Row cooling systems support high efficiency coils which deliver improved cooling duty at increased chiller water temperatures. Combined with aisle containment systems, the In-Row cooling technology delivers highly efficient cooling infrastructure.

Complete Installation Services

Workspace Technology delivered a wide range of services to support the data centre deployment. The project included full design and installation of electrical switchgear, expansion of existing Schneider Electric / APC UPS Systems, equipment racks, aisle containment and structured cabling. Workspace Technology also deployed a new 400kVA generator set with custom built switchgear. All installations were completed in line with current MoD JSP standards.

Andy Orton, Sales Director for Workspace Technology, commented “Workspace Technology has and will continue to pro-actively employ ex British military personnel. This skill set uniquely positions Workspace Technology with an understanding of the defence sector data centre and I.T Infrastructure requirements differentiating us from our competitors. This project raises the bar and ensures Workspace Technology continues with our expansion plans into the UK defence sector” 

For more information please contract Andy Orton Sales Director at or call 0121 354 4894.”

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