March 2010 - May 2010

May 2010 - November 2010

  • Present at ITSS Conference, June 2010, giving details and benefits of Shared Data Centre
  • Liaise with building contractors (Maceplus) on cabinet positioning and high level containment to ensure correct positioning of high level containment prior to the soft fit
  • Establish working group within OUCS (Shared Data Centre working group) to oversee fit-out and on-going running of the centre
  • Establish Technical Services Team to advise on the kit for the soft-fit (cabinets, power bars, structured cabling etc)
  • Expect UPS systems to arrive on site
  • First inspection of site - check fire detection and fire suppression systems are in place
  • Work on soft-fit tender (which will then be put out to tender over the next 8-12 weeks)
  • Expect delivery of security system
  • November 2010 report - Central Machine Room [PDF 108 KB]

December 2010 - February 2011

  • Expect Data Centre space to be handed over to OUCS in December 2010
  • In consultation with TST team and Shared Data Centre Working Group produce costings for the use of rack-space - include electricity use and cooling charges
  • Submit the soft-fit tender (ITT) documentation to purchasing
  • Advertise closed tender - OUCS to invite qualified companies with Systimax installation accreditation to bid for the process
  • Survey of ITSS (including central IT providers) to establish day one colocation demand
  • Finalise communications - web site etc for services
  • Develop policies and procedures for services
  • Carry out load testing in early January 2011 prior to the main contractors leaving site (test power distribution and air handling and cooling within the centre)
  • If tests successful - Data Centre to be signed off and OUCS to formally take ownership

March 2011 - August 2011

  • Feb - April 2011, data centre fit-out and testing
  • Finalise service arrangements and allocation of space within the Date Centre
  • August 2011 Data Centre opens for business

Also available: Project Plans 2009
Also available:Project Plans 2008
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