ICT room, experts in the delivery of customised data centre solutions,has been selected by Delen Private Bank, one of the largest private banks in Belgium, to design and build a new Tier III corporate data centre in Antwerp. This contract comprises the full spectrum of data centre facilities and room infrastructure including power, cooling, security and racks. Part of a large campus renovation project at the bank’s Antwerp headquarters, the data centre building is due for completion by the end of this year and ICT room’s installations will begin in early 2016.
Delen Private Bank, which has a long and solid reputation as a safe harbour and low risk banker, believes that advanced IT and computer technology are a fundamental basis for its success. The bank chose ICTroom as its data centre partner in line with this ethos, as ICTroom consistently optimises IT performance for customers by creating a data centre infrastructure in which maximum availability and security is guaranteed.
Johan Claes, sales & marketing manager at ICTroom BELUX, said, “We are delighted to be working with Delen Private Bank, who selected our complete data centre portfolio offering for their new corporate data centre, which is in the heart of the city of Antwerp. ICTroom tries to distinguish itself by completely aligning with a client’s underlying business case, providing deep technical expertise and an in-depth knowledge of data centre designs and technical regulations. In addition, we demonstrate a flexible approach to project rollout, coordination and system integration, as well as a thorough understanding of how the data centre will be used now and in the future.”
This contract win is a testimonial to the continuing growth strategy of ICTroom in Belgium and Luxembourg; Delen Private Bank is one of the largest independent private banks in Belgium and part of the Ackermans & van Haaren (AvH) group, a major Belgian investment company listed on the BEL-20 stock exchange and with a turnover of EUR 5.9 billion in 2014.
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New IMD for cloud services provider
In a separate development; ICTroom announced earlier this year that it had been contracted to design and build a new ICT room Modular Data centre (IMD) in Sittard-Geleen, South-East Netherlands, for Belgian company Cegeka. The new energy-efficient Tier III data centre, which is now open for business, represents an investment in excess of ten million Euros (£7.77m) and reflects Cegeka’s European ambitions and role as an integrator and provider of cloud services.
With a scalable structure based on ICTroom’s IMD concept, Cegeka’s new data centre has an initial IT load capacity of 750 kW with space for up to 160 racks. The site has room to add a number of additional modules and the IMD solution allows for a range of size, power density and tier levels to be built as they are required to support Cegeka’s developing business. The data centre location has been chosen carefully to enable Cegeka to serve customers in Belgium and Germany, as well as the Dutch market.
ICTroom’s IMD data centre modules for Cegeka are built using components from technology partners Siemens, GEA and Caterpillar. In particular, the use of GEA’s indirect Air2Air cooling system helps to reduce the cooling system’s energy consumption by up to a factor of seven compared to classic cooling methods. The Cegeka site also benefits from the use of solar power to minimise its carbon footprint.
Commenting on this contract, Matthew Gingell, Strategy Director at ICTroom, said: “This is a great example of how using modular technology from a supplier who knows what they are doing, and with access to best-of-breed components, can bring significant business benefits in terms of cost effectiveness, speed and efficiency. I joined ICTroom precisely because it is a company with the skills, experience and ambition to capitalise on these kinds of opportunity, right across Europe”.
Since start up in the Netherlands in 2001, ICTroom has delivered over 250 data centres and computer rooms across Benelux, the UK and other parts of the world. Clients are national and international enterprises, cloud service providers, governments and IT service companies. Leveraging its industry knowledge and expertise, ICTroom has also developed a standardised and scalable data centre solution with its ICTroom Modular Data center (IMD).
Scalability, flexibility, reliability and sustainability are integral components of all ICTroom’s infrastructure solutions; which range from the turnkey provision of multi-megawatt modular data centres, upgrades to mechanical and electrical infrastructure, through to supply of racks and structured cabling. Learn more at www.ictroom.com.