Case Studies (Happy Clients!)

 

F5 Networks

F5 Networks

F5 Networks

Who are they?

F5 Networks, Inc. is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN); helping the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realise the full value of virtualisation, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. Their new ITC is located on the third floor of 30 Old Broad Street in London.

The work we did for them

The brief: Universal Cabling was asked to design a standards-compliant Cat 6 copper and OM3 fibre structured cabling solution for the new ITC. This would all be connected back to a technology leading curved frame wall to house and display F5 Networks latest products.

To maximise usable space for equipment mounting and minimise return air flow restrictions, our proposal consisted of Panduit 48u open frame racks with Cable Runner management: the Excel copper and fibre cabling solution with intralinks between racks installed overhead (and dropping down to rack-mounted patch panels). Standard and bespoke blanking panels were installed to create the hot and cold aisle environment. Horizontal cabling servicing the workstation, meeting rooms and the telepresence room were also terminate into the main network rack within the facility.

To enhance F5’s infrastructure resilience we installed a high-speed mechanically-protected fibre (OS2), using local risers, adjacent building containment, and connecting tunnels between an existing service delivery facility and the ITC.

“Our experience at F5’s new ITC in London was very positive. The facility is well equipped, so we were able to look beyond our installed equipment and examine F5 hardware and software we don’t currently have to see how it could potentially benefit Belgacom.”

Ivan Desmidt, Network Engineer at Belgacom

 

 

QEB Hollis Whiteman (Barristers Chambers)

QEB Hollis Whiteman (Barristers Chambers)

QEB Hollis Whiteman (Barristers Chambers)

Who are they?

Located just off London’s Cannon Street (a few minutes walk from Cannon Street Railway Station), QEB Hollis Whiteman is widely recognised as one of the leading  barristers’ chambers in the country, and has been awarded the nationally accredited Community Legal Service (CLS) Quality Mark.

They provide first-class advocacy and advisory services in all areas of criminal and regulatory law. Their 57 barristers (including 16 Queens’ Counsel) defend and prosecute in many of the country’s most significant and high-profile cases.

The work we did for them

The brief: To deliver state-the-art technology while blending in with the old and new buildings’ natural features.

When QEB Hollis Whiteman moved from premises in the Temple to a new suite of rooms in the City of London, Universal Cabling were invited to design an infrastructure to deliver technology that was both standards compliant and suitable for the two buildings. Both buildings dating back to 1708, now connected together, had completely different challenges. To install a Cat 6 copper and OM3 fibre-structured cabling solution into on one side  traditionally built (once habitable) rooms and on the other, state-of-the-art conference/meeting rooms to the newly designed area’s, was both challenging and enjoyable!

How we did it

Using a mix of natural internal risers (with new tray work) and the creation floor and ceiling containment (to false ceilings and floor boxes), both the period features and modern glass walls and doors were accommodated.

To fulfil the client’s requirement for quality and compliance, our proposal consisted of floor-standing acoustically insulated cabinets and a Commscope Uniprise Cabling Solution. By using high quality metal finish face plates that matched existing power outlets and furniture, the IT connections blended in with the building’s decor and ambience as required.

 

 

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young

Who are they?

With member firms in more than 140 countries, Ernst & Young (EY) is a global organisation – one of the largest accountancy and professional services firms in the world. Their headquarters are in London.

Ernst & Young had a number of remote data centre facilities supporting the EMEA premises. As part of a project to centralise services, a decision was made to migrate systems and services and vacating a data centre hall accommodating 85 network server cabinets and associated services within a co-location facility.

The work we did for them – Data Centre reinstatement project

The brief: To assist Ernst & Young with the removal of equipment, and reinstating the hall as part of the terms of contract with IBM.

How we did it

The client was responsible for the removal of the networks and server equipment; Universal Cabling was responsible for the removal of all equipment cabinets, power strips and structured cabling. Where the wall-mounted frames had been removed the walls needed to be made good and redecorated, and all cut floor tiles replaced.

Due to the restricted size of the goods lifts, and other ongoing activities within the data centre, Universal Cabling had to work closely with the data centre management to ensure that the logistics and HSE requirements were adhered to.

In order to meet the timescales set by both the client and the data centre management, Universal Cabling completed the entire project within seven days (working extended days and weekends to clear the site).

Another happy customer

Ernst & Young were extremely pleased with the worked carried out and the entire service received. The manager responsible confirmed he would happily recommend Universal Cabling to other organisations.

On completion of the works, the IBM Facilities Manager confirmed that he too was very happy with the way Universal Cabling had managed the logistics and that the reinstated hall was the best that he had received from any client since he had been at the site in the past five years.

Job done!

 

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