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and one that is fit for purpose for hosting a modern private cloud to seamlessly deliver a common set of services to all our stakeholders – and without any of the burden of capital expenditure just to remain up to date with the latest infrastructure technologies . Furthermore , Vantage ’ s commitment to using 100 % renewable power is of key importance to our council partners .
“ Previously , we only had one network connectivity option available to us ,” added Lewis . “ Now we can choose from multiple carriers with direct points of presence at Vantage CWL1 , as well as leverage further potential cost savings , including access to the LINX Wales Internet Exchange and Peering Service .”
IN CWL1 , WE HAVE FOUND A SAFE HARBOUR FOR SECURING THE FUTURE OF SRS .
SRS ’ s range of shared standardised digital service offerings are delivered to users from a single , highly secure and resilient private cloud platform , hosted at Vantage ’ s CWL1 data centre near Cardiff in a secure caged area located within one of its secure colocation halls .
The shared services provided by the SRS are compute and storage resources , firewalls , IT support / helpdesk and access to WAN services via connection to the PSBA ( Public Sector Broadband Aggregation ) – a service which connects Welsh public sector organisations to a private , secure , Wide Area Network ( WAN ).
The migration will commence with the installation of an initial 12 server racks drawing a total of 60kW . An additional six racks ( 30kW ) will follow for supporting the data processing and storage requirements of the councils ’ education departments . At this point , the legacy data centres will finally be decommissioned .
Vantage CWL1 provides SRS with a world-class data centre solution , offering state-of-the-art critical infrastructure and cooling , abundant space and 100 % renewable power , as well as multiple connectivity solutions . These criteria were key reasons for SRS ’ s decision to select Vantage CWL1 , along with its convenient location to the M4 and the high calibre of the on-site engineering and project management personnel available .
Matt Lewis , Chief Operating Officer at SRS , commented : “ We now have a much more cost-effective data centre solution
Looking to the future , SRS foresees the need for housing up to a total of 30 racks in support of its growing private cloud solution .
“ The scalable power and space available at CWL1 will give us plenty of room to expand and for others to join if they so wish , which brings great peace of mind ,” said Lewis . “ And with the growing reliance on cloud and continuing virtualisation , having a very competent engineering team available to support us inside a wellconnected , carrier-neutral data centre will help us to always respond quickly to changing requirements and ensure maximum choice and competitiveness . In CWL1 , we have found a safe harbour for securing the future of SRS and the shared services we are responsible for providing on a continuous basis .” � www . intelligentdatacentres . com