The £300,000 contract included a number of new facilities to increase capacity, improved energy efficiency and ease of management via a single interface. The data centre will be fitted with a very advanced cooling system developed by Airedale.
Adrian Davies, Stockport Council’s IT operations manager, said, ‘Stockport is an innovative council delivering a wide range of public services to around 286,000 residents.
‘The essential infrastructure provided by the Sudlows team forms one part of our wider Digital by Design programme, which aims to improve our digital offer through a new website and make better use of the data the council holds.
‘This new facility will help us to deliver this by providing additional resilience, security and reduce energy costs from our core facility.’
Chris Dummett, commercial director at Sudlows, commented, ‘Stockport Council is a dynamic council who aim to deliver a wider range of digital services to the local residents of Stockport. This important project will not only allow for greater expansion of services and access for residents, but will also deliver a more environmental, reliable and energy efficient system.’
Paul Golding, sales engineer, Airedale International Air Conditioning, added, ‘Airedale worked closely with infrastructure specialists Sudlows to develop a resilient cooling solution for Stockport Council that incorporates the SmartCool SV DX inverter driven PAC. The SmartCool SV provides a highly efficient route to cooling that delivers excellent part-load efficiencies, very precise control and lower capacity turndown that are maximised via integration with Airedale’s ACIS building management system.’