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Sudlows ensures a more powerful Co-operative Group

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Sudlows, a data centre design and build specialist, has won a £600,000 contract with The Co-operative Financial Services, an integral division of the Co-operative Group, to perform a data centre power upgrade at its North Manchester site. Sudlows, who recently completed an earlier phase on this multi-million pound project, will upgrade the 900m² rack space to attain a 2MVA resilient power capacity and deliver a higher cooling capacity for total data centre protection.

As a key endorser of the EU Code of Conduct for data centre efficiency, which is a series of voluntary measures laying out minimum efficiency standards, Sudlows will incorporate advanced components within the data centre including an AVK Titan UPS system and Airedale SmartCool precision cooling for reduced energy consumption and increased uptime.

Andy Hirst, specialist projects director at Sudlows, commented; "The Co-operative Group operates in the most socially and ecologically responsible manner and upholds unique environmental policies concerning their IT infrastructure. Unlike other data centre installers, we have the technical knowledge and resources to recommend the right products for the most reliable and future-proofed facility".

Rob Fenney as manager of data centre Planning for The Co-operative Financial Services added: "Sudlows has recently provided the design and delivery of data centre solutions for both the Co-operative Group and the Cooperative Financial Services (CFS). As data centre manager for CFS, I have been more than satisfied with the attention to detail provided by Sudlows, not only during the delivery of the Phase 1 but also the support provided as the new data hall moved from project to a live environment. The excellent relationship forged with Sudlows gives me the confidence for the delivery of Phase 2, which will incorporate upgrades of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure."


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