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NextiraOne’s new Unified Building Services Division completes its Comprehensive Data Centre Portfolio

The Communications Experts become The Infrastructure Experts with Turnkey Data Centre Design and Build Solutions

Lichfield, 07 June, 2011. NextiraOne, Europe’s leading expert in communications services, has completed the transformation of its Data Centre business proposition in the UK with the launch of its Unified Building Services division. This brings together all the physical infrastructure aspects needed for the creation of powerful effective Data Centres for NextiraOne’s private and public sector customers in the UK. It represents the final step in NextiraOne’s Data Centre strategy of creating a comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio covering physical infrastructure, network architecture, storage and virtualisation.

Working with a range of specialist Partners to deliver best-in-class solutions in all aspects of the Data Centre design and build, NextiraOne’s Unified Building Services division covers every discipline required for a complete Data Centre ‘new build’ or ‘refurbishment’ – from site appraisal, construction, mechanical and electrical services, energy efficient power and cooling, racks and cabling, to physical security and monitoring including managed services.

By creating a comprehensive, cohesive range of services, NextiraOne has been able to maximise its Green agenda and offer highly energy efficient, sustainable Data Centre solutions to its Customers. This is based on a thorough end-to-end assessment of the entire Data Centre environment and IP infrastructure, from initial energy audits to the design and implementation of power-saving measures and energy efficient technologies, including power, cooling and ventilation.

Peter Smith, Head of Practice, said: “This is an exciting development for NextiraOne. We have long recognized and worked towards bringing together all the technologies and services required to provide the physical infrastructure for Data Centres, as well as our expertise in networking and business communications solutions. Our credentials spanning over 30 years, now include everything from room design to intelligent buildings. This allows us to concentrate our efforts on delivering state-of-the-art Data Centres that are both highly efficient and carbon-reducing – we can now truly claim to be the Infrastructure Experts as well as the Communications Experts!”

NextiraOne is already winning a significant share of the growing Data Centre market and continues to grow its Data Centre business with new initiatives and partnerships designed to underpin and expand the company’s capabilities. Working closely with technology and ecosystem partners including Cisco, NetApp, EMC, VMware and APC by Schneider Electric, NextiraOne has created a powerful alliance for the delivery of advanced Data Centre solutions. Customers such as Muller Dairies, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Blake Lapthorn and the North Bristol NHS Trust have all benefited from the expertise in Data Centres and physical infrastructure that NextiraOne brings.

“NextiraOne’s Unified Building Services allows us to offer customers a simple, ‘one-stop’ approach to what can be a very complex operation,” says Peter Smith. “We understand every step of the process and can project manage from a unified, comprehensive portfolio of services, covering design, build and commissioning, plus on-going management and support. It means that we can look at a Customer’s requirements as a whole and that has allowed us to be very creative in the solutions we propose – if finding enough power for the Data Centre is a problem, we can look to make savings elsewhere within the building or campus, for example. In today’s resource-hungry, carbon-averse world, that has got to be good news.”

Data Centre Seminars in June:
NextiraOne is holding a series of four seminars in June, aimed at dispelling the myth and hype surrounding the Cloud and giving practical advice on Data Centre planning, implementation and operation. Run by the company’s Data Centre and Unified Building Services Divisions and supported by NextiraOne partners Cisco, NetApp, VMware and APC, the seminars will be held on four dates in June:

Thu 9 June Designing Next Generation Data Centres
Venue: APC by Schneider Electric HQ, Reading

Wed 15 June Dynamic Data Centres for the Agile Organisation
Venue: Chelsea Football Club, Fulham, London

Thur 16 June Dynamic Data Centres for the Agile Organisation
Venue: Lotus Renault GP, Chipping Norton, Oxon

Thur 23 June Designing Next Generation Data Centres
Venue: Cisco Offices Didsbury