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    • Sudlows Voted Winner At Datacentre Solutions Awards 2015

      Sudlows were thrilled to be voted winners for Data Centre Individual Of The Year at the Datacentre Solutions Awards 2015.
      Sudlows, who were, once again, nominated across three categories at this year’s ceremony, had been inundated with votes, via an open public vote, for its unique work in the data centre industry.

    • Sudlows Double Up For DataCloud Awards 2015

      Sudlows are thrilled to have picked up TWO nominations for the Data Cloud Awards 2105.
      Held in Monaco on June 3rd to 4th 2015, Datacloud Europe will host to this year’s Datacentre & cloud awards on the eve of its two day conference, which attracts 1800 industry specialists.

    • Sudlows Joins Considerate Contractors Scheme

      Sudlows, are pleased to announce that they are registered as members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
      The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry. The Code of Considerate Practice commits everyone who registers with the Scheme to care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.

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Data Centre Audit

Sudlows are pleased to offer clients a comprehensive data centre audit. Our highly qualified team of data centre consultants will provide both a critical assessment of your current facility condition and operating performance, whilst offering invaluable independent recommendations and advice.

So what is involved?

Every audit follows a clear three stage process that enables Sudlows to get to the core of your business, not only from a technical point of view, but also to understand how your business wants to change and develop. As a data centre specialist, Sudlows can also resolve any problems identified within the audit or simply provide technical advice on increasing your existing capacity, improvements for energy efficiency within your existing facility or even help with the commercial decision to move to a new location.

What do the three stages cover?

The audit process covers the most critical areas of the data centre, such as power, cooling and resilience.

It also casts a wider examination of the data centre facility in terms of the building’s physical structure, in particular the environment and geographic location. The audit also looks at security arrangements, not just from an access point of view, but protection of the important physical assets such as the generators and cooling plant equipment. Our final stage report and recommendations are detailed but plain speaking. Sudlows puts safety first and will highlight any critical defects or issues immediately.

Sudlows support doesn’t just end once clients have been presented with our final report.

By placing clients at the core of our business, we will work together to outline your ‘next step options’ to react to any issues identified within the audit and resolve them immediately.

As a complete data centre specialist, Sudlows will report, recommend and resolve.

Stage 1 Business overview and main discussion points

  • Define current business
  • Key facility concerns
  • Facility overview

Stage 2 Facility audit details

Facility

  • Data centre location
  • Scalability and space planning
  • Interior building structure
  • Exterior building structure
  • Interior access control and security
  • Exterior access control and security
  • Protected zones, fire control and suppression
  • Raised floors and structural load capacity
  • Housekeeping

Infrastructure:

  • Transformer and main distribution for high and low voltage
  • UPS
  • AC and DC power and monitoring
  • Emergency power supply, shutdown and lightning protection
  • Cooling systems including air filtration
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Resilience
  • Points of failure

Operating Procedures:

  • Business continuity management
  • Access procedures
  • Data security

Efficiency

  • Power
  • Cooling

Stage 3 Final report and recommendations

  • Summary of current state of facility
  • Critical alerts
  • Detailed review of stage 2 results
  • Next step options

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Data Centre Demo

Head of Servers, Storage and Desktop Services at The Co-operative Group, said of the project: “Sudlows continue to impress both myself and the rest of The Co-operative Project Team with their technical knowledge and service delivery”

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