Pulsant announces £1m upgrade to South Yorkshire datacentre

Firm announce comprehensive facility upgrade 

Reading, UK – 27 June 2017 – Pulsant, leading UK provider of hybrid cloud services, has announced a £1 million upgrade project for its South Yorkshire datacentre. The site is undergoing a complete mechanical and electrical infrastructure refresh to bring it up to tier 3 equivalent status with N+1 resilience.

The upgrade will take place across the entire facility, incorporating both data halls, adding 90 racks to data hall 1. This includes a complete renovation to power generation, cooling, lighting and fire suppression systems. In addition, the project will pave the way for a third data hall with a 180-rack capacity.

“This project will benefit both our existing customers in the datacentre, as well as prospects that are looking for a secure, resilient and high performing site in the South Yorkshire region, says Brian O’Hare, head of datacentre construction, Pulsant.

Upon completion of the project, we will be one of the only facilities in the region to offer these levels of performance and reliability.

Pulsant will work with a team of specialists to complete the project, which will see the installation of a new generator, uninterruptable power supplies across the site, and a new low-voltage switchboard, as well as smart, efficient cooling.

The planned upgrade will also bring the site in-line with Pulsant’s other 14 UK-based facilities in terms of performance and resilience.

Work on the site will begin toward the end of June and is due for completion in October.

About Pulsant

Pulsant is one of the UK’s leading providers of hybrid cloud solutions with a core focus on network connectivity, security and integration. Since its establishment in 1995, Pulsant has demonstrated tremendous growth and currently serves more than 4,000 customers — mid-size organisations in both the private and public sector — across a variety of industries.

The company operates an interconnected fabric between its 15 datacentres and other hybrid cloud services providers ensuring its customers have access to secure, high performance connectivity across the UK. In addition, Pulsant has a strong global presence delivering its services for customers across continents.

Pulsant holds a number of accreditations, including ISO27001, PCI DSS and BSI CSA Star for cloud security. The company is also on the G-Cloud framework and was awarded the Royal Warrant as a provider of hosted IT and datacentre services to the Royal household.