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Betsi Cadwaladr NHS Trust (NHS North Wales) deploys edge data centre

The Wrexham Maelor Hospital in Wales has deployed an on-site edge data center designed by Capitoline and built by Secure IT Environments (SITE).

The hospital is part of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), the largest health organization in Wales and complements another facility designed by Capitoline at Glan Clwyd hospital for the same NHS Trust.

The data edge center has an internal footprint of 120 square metres, and consists of 16 cabinets (providing 672U spaces), raised access flooring, cold aisle containment, overhead power supply system, Novec fire suppression and VESDA detection system, DCIM environmental monitoring of the room and infrastructure, access control and CCTV.

“Our data centers play a critical role in the running of our hospitals, supporting our wide-ranging clinical and business activities,”

“It is strategically essential that we maintain fit-for-purpose data center facilities to host the many and varied systems that exist in a modern NHS ICT infrastructure. Capitoline and SITE have worked with the board on several projects and consistently proven to be an excellent partner, delivering to the very high standards and specification we expect in just 12 weeks.”

said Sion Jones, head of information & communication technology for the Health Board.

SITE will provide maintenance and support services for the next three years.

Capitoline advised the NHS Trust throughout the project and developed the original design and tender specification. Final inspection and audit services for customer handover were provided by Capitoline who now have a further training contract with the Trust to provide DCOM Data Centre Operations Management training to the NHS Trust staff.