ARK Data Centres today announces that its latest data
centre facility at Cody Park, A101, is being handed over to
customers as contracted.
The first module of Data Centre A101, a two-storey facility
consisting of two separate and secure Data Rooms each supporting
750kW of IT load, is set in its own compound within a secure campus
adjacent to Cody Technology Park.
A101, once complete, will comprise of a state of the art Data
Centre with six Data Rooms providing space for up to 1176 cabinets,
at an average 4.2kW per cabinet, over 42 discrete Aisles. Each
module construction occurs in phases and will not affect the
existing modules in any way. Built aligned to Ark’s Sustainable
principles the facilities at Cody Park are on course to receive a
BREEAM certification of Very Good.
Following the successfully completed Integrated Systems Testing
(IST) conducted during July in full view of customers and BCS CEEDA
accreditors, which demonstrates Arks confidence in the systems, a
two-week period of training and familiarisation took place for the
operations live service team.
Ark provided access to customers for installation of cabinets in
advance of the hand over. Kevin Bone, Director of Business
Programme & Client Change at Ark said, “We are very agile,
flexible and understand the needs of our customers. We assisted
with the pre hand over and fit out of cabinets and structured
cabling for two customers, in two separate Data Rooms, to ensure
their occupation goes smoothly and they achieve their go live
dates. For the last two weeks the these installations have been
running concurrently with the on-site operations team training.”
Fenton Bard, of SOURCE, one of A101’s initial occupants
remarked, “This latest addition to the SOURCE portfolio with BIL3
status allows us to satisfy Public Sector and high-security
enterprise data centre requirements within just 24 hours of order.
Ready connected, SOURCE deliver high-speed Tier1 Internet and
point-to-point network services just a cross-connect away. We are
really delighted to be working in true partnership with Ark and
look forward to expanding through this and the Spring Park campus
in the near future.”
Ark is further developing both Cody Park and Spring Park to meet
demand and orders are already in place to complete module two of
A101 at Cody Park and element two of SQ17 at Spring Park by the end
of this year.