Data Centres

The world is witnessing an accelerated pace in digitisation, by 2025, 200+ zettabytes of data will be in cloud storage around the globe. The biggest lesson that Covid-19 has taught economies is that digitisation is paramount. We are a digital society; the data centre is its heartbeat and digital infrastructure its arteries.

The challenges faced by our sector to support ever growing demand are multi-faceted, ranging from power availability, net-zero targets to changing technologies. Recent predictions state that the energy consumption of data centres is set to account for 3.2 percent of the total worldwide carbon emissions by 2025 and they could consume no less than a fifth of global electricity. Solutions to these challenges need to be agile and adaptive to ensure that today’s deployment is suitable for tomorrow’s world.

We give our clients clarity and confidence in the delivery and performance of their digital built assets today, and the capability and creativity needed to enable their data centre strategies tomorrow.

How we helped a global technology developer

This global technology developer underwent business transformation to keep itself ahead of its competitors. Instrumental to this was the need to provide class leading facilities and change ways of working to focus on innovation.

The Challenge

R&D was being undertaken in over 200 local hubs spread across the globe with little cross over in data and knowledge share. Many of these facilities were housed in existing office space with PUE’s in excess of 2.5. The challenge was to develop a strategy that would centralise data processing, analysis and storage and reduce energy usage throughout the client’s portfolio.

The Opportunity

To develop and deploy an operational standard that delivers a consistent approach globally and drive functional and cost efficiencies provided by purpose built data centres that are scalable, flexible and support the business need.  A strategic solution which meets the capacity, security and resiliency needs of the Client’s business and sustainability targets which has the ability to respond flexibly to future business requirements, conform to current regulations and support the adoption of best practice guidelines.

The Solution

Firstly, a successful workshops programme was implemented ensuring that business needs and statement of requirements briefs were agreed and signed off by 54 stakeholders throughout the organisation. From this, a concept was developed that provided facilities that were fully scalable (space and load – 1kW-25kW racks and average density of 7,000 W/sqm) and met with stringent CSR commitments. The roll out of the data centre programme formed part of a wider business change programme, where we delivered the right solution, driving behavioural change which was critical to overall business success. The business case and plan drove a reduction of overall annual run costs of 25% and estate consolidation from over 200 individual sites to 4 key global hubs.

Advisory

  • Asset Strategy.
  • Management Consulting.
  • Compliance.
  • Sustainability.
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Programme Management

  • Programme Strategy & Set up.
  • Programme Assurance.
  • Execution Strategy.
  • Programme Management Office.
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Project Management

  • Project Brief Development.
  • Construction Management.
  • Design Management.
  • Testing & Commissioning.
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Cost & Commercial Management

  • Cost Planning & Value Engineering.
  • Cost Audit, Benchmarking & Assurance.
  • Cost Estimating & Control.
  • Whole Life Costing.
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Tony Jacob

Vice President of Design & Construction, Interxion

BCS represent us in the best way, taking our challenges, recognising the potential impacts on our business and delivering the right solutions through their totally dependent expertise adding value to our brand

John Lennon

CEO CAM Capital

BCS Utilities has been continually proactive on Cam Capital and Avalon DC projects. The team has applied its expert technical and commercial skillset along with its knowledge of the regulated and de-regulated utilities marketplace to ensure that best value and programme assurance were prioritised at all stages of development

Peter Knapp

Executive Vice President, CloudHQ

BCS goes above and beyond to ensure our projects meet the quality we stand for. Close communication, quick response rates and taking ownership of tasks lead to the successful project outcome we seek to achieve as a team. Throughout, the BCS team show commitment to us as a client and partner not only on project-level but also strategically.

Tassos Christoforou

Director Design and Construction EMEA and APAC at IRON MOUNTAIN

BCS are not operating on a detect and repair mode but on a predict and prevent mode