Bluepoint Technologies were appointed to supply, install and test the proposed cabinet and structured cabling system for the London data centre, starting in early 2017, and were awarded the project based on 8 years of successful working relationships between the 2 organisations.
Owing to the scale and bespoke nature of this project, Bluepoint Technologies collaborated closely with the client and the expert Leviton / Leviton product management and design teams in Scotland and the US to create the bespoke solution, resulting in the client resting assured that the installation would only include the very best and latest technologies from around the world, all supplied through Leviton / Leviton’s UK distribution partner NBM Technology Solutions.
“After describing how the features and benefits of Leviton / Leviton connectivity could meet their requirements, both Bluepoint Technologies and their client chose Leviton / Leviton’s high-performance solution” – Tony Simmons, UK Business Development Manager, Leviton / Leviton.
Bluepoint’s Operations Director Kathryn Aves worked closely with the client and our partners on this project to come up with an innovative solution to the client requirements, and then to oversee the project from start to finish.
“The project was a huge undertaking for both Bluepoint and the client. Working together as a team we have created an outstanding installation. The finished product now provides the company a stand point, to only better in the future, as technology allows.” – Kathryn Aves, Operations Director, Bluepoint Technologies.
Each link was completely colour coded; from the containment, racks and raceways, to the jacks, cables and socking. In total 6 colours were used throughout, with each vendor having their own colour. This means that each vendors’ network can be easily identified, and mitigates against disruption to other vendors’ networks if work is being conducted on another.
Once the final phase was completed, every link was tested, and a test summary report and 25-year warranty certificate supplied to the client.
The completion of the London data centre will increase the clients’ throughput from 4,000 to 14,000 transactions per second and will bring over 3,000 of the clients’ European customers onto their global network.