Service Announcements

  • Computer Room Cooling Upgrades

    Posted by Jake on Wednesday 11 March, 2015

    Positive are pleased to announce that during the next few weeks we will be carrying out a major upgrade to our Positive Park computer room cooling systems.

    We will be installing additional evaporative "free" cooling systems in order to make our data centre environmentally friendly, reduce energy use, and optimise cooling efficiency.

    Work begins on 23rd March 2015 and is anticipated to take approximately 4 weeks.

    The new cooling systems will be installed in addition to existing cooling which will be retained for backup and redundancy purposes.

    During this period, work is happening within the live data room, every precaution is being taken to ensure there is no interruption to any service, network, power or cooling, however with any project of this size, the risk of service interruption is increased.

    This is yet another step (following recent UPS replacements and upgrades) towards greater efficiency, continued modernisation and environmental care that Positive is commited to on an ongoing basis.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the support team in the usual manner.

     

    Updates:

    1. Posted by Jake on Monday 23 March, 2015

      We are excited to update that work has begun on schedule and as expected. Electrical cabling is being routed from the plant room through the data floor ready to connect to the new cooling systems. Some adjustments to the data room ceiling layout are being made to move lighting in readiness for the new containment system.

    2. Posted by Jake on Wednesday 22 April, 2015

      Installation of Positive Internet's new Computer Room Evaporative Cooling (CREC) system has been completed today. This work was completed without service interruption. We are pleased to say that the system is running well so far and this represents a significant improvement to our carbon footprint by making use of "Free" cooling. Our original cooling system will remain in place as a backup, but will not normally be in use. We anticipate the next 4 weeks will be needed to further tweak the configuration and bed the sytem in fully. During this time our engineers will be closely monitoring the system and the temperatures and all automated backup cooling systems.