SME - Project Star
MiX Consultancy
Category
New Design/Build Data Centre Project Of The Year
Entry Description
The SME Data Centre has been designed to facilitate various record labels that Sony Music purchases, support, or uses. This design ethos is around environmentally friendly products and packaging. The SME Data Centre design is flexible to upgrade and support new technologies and equipment installations while
meeting operational requirements, reflecting the latest BS EN standards.

The project’s design considerations included:

Smaller Connectivity Zones
Higher Speed Uplinks
Zone Different Activities

Initial observations made by the design team ensured that the SME data centre is built differently from the rest, specifically the inclusion of future expansion mechanisms allowing SME to expand over the next 20 years quickly. Heat generation was also considered; the design team validated all the active kit power loads housed within the Data Centre, ensuring the power and cooling loads were sufficient and energy-efficient. As designers, the requirement for speed is rapidly increasing in computing and networking, so with this in mind, it was critical to specify the latest products fit to handle any future connectivity growth. Connectivity maintained a tight bond between IT and the cable infrastructure. This intent accommodated many varied applications. As a result, the SME Data Centre was designed flexibly to upgrade and support new technologies and equipment installations while meeting current operational requirements.
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