Bouygues Energies and Services, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction were selected by VIRTUS Data Centres, one of the UK’s leading data centre providers to design and construct several of its data centres in the UK.
Bouygues E&S invited OryxAlign to tender on the Integrated Communications Network (ICN) and IT infrastructure as part of the overall construction package.
The implementation and ongoing reliability and resilience of the ICN is an integral and critical element of the data centre. It underpins the integrity and high-availability of the Building Management System, Power Management System, Access Control and Security.
OryxAlign have a focussed data centre design team consisting of experienced solution architects and network infrastructure engineers. All ICN infrastructure submissions were scoped and designed to meet the technical requirements of the facility, as well as to provide for future expansion.
Following the submission and acceptance of the ICN bid, a series of consultation workshops were hosted where the relevant stakeholders and service partners discussed and agreed the final specification and interoperability of the various applications and systems. OryxAlign played a key role in ensuring that all service partners benefit from a well-designed and resilient ICN.
The implementation of the ICN was delivered in stages, and it was designed to align with the construction program. Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) phases were completed by OryxAlign, which ensured that the solution implemented was of the highest quality and in line with the required specification. Multiple phases followed, including a high performance wireless implementation and optimisation, and ending with detailed site documentation being produced.
On the completion of the ICN implementation, and prior to handover and go live phases of the project, the new infrastructure was formally on-boarded by the Managed Services division at OryxAlign, who are contracted directly by VIRTUS Data Centres to deliver a fully managed technology support service underpinned by strict SLAs and service metrics.
The OryxAlign and Bouygues partnership has successfully delivered 3 separate data centre projects, (LONDON6, LONDON7 and LONDON10), with OryxAlign having delivered the entire ICN infrastructure under the Bouygues brand.