The past few weeks have seen lots of time spent on stabilising the migrated estate, so in terms of build progress there isn’t a huge amount to report. That said, there has of course been progress in a number of areas, as our efforts to bring the site to total completion continue.
We have now migrated our existing customer base across to the new site, which is a massive milestone for us. As you are probably aware from reading our blog, the site still has some finishing touches to be completed, and lots of system integration work to undertake, however as soon as the site was deemed ready to hold clients, we moved everyone across.
At this moment in time, many clients are still being housed in their Dell racks, as used in Sutton and in the temporary facility in Docklands. These will be swapped over to the new APC cabinets in the coming weeks / months.
This is a monumental milestone in the build project, as the site is now actively handling our live estate at full resilience.
We are now rapidly approaching readiness for initial occupation, with this week seeing completion of the power commissioning, and the deployment of the core network.
This next period of work has seen the cooling system reach completion, and final works start on the data hall side of the power commissioning.
Major advancements have been made this week on the generator and UPS systems, which brings us ever closer to having clients online at the new facility.
The past few weeks have been spent finalising the electrical intake room, which has allowed us to commission most of the power-side systems (generators etc), as well as re-energising the facility in its final state, ready for initial occupation. As such, our office has been offline, which has meant no updates to the blog (other administrative jobs took precedent while under limited access).
This post contains a large number of images from works undertaken over the past 3/4 weeks.
From here on out, updates will be less based on weeks, and more on tasks, as we push to get the site ready for initial occupancy.