Virtus : A modular data centre
In 2010, data centre operator Virtus contracted Bouygues Energies & Services to design and build the company’s first site in the UK at Enfield. An efficient collaboration that created a site fully tailored to the customer’s requirements.
months of design and implementation
m² of data rooms
W/m² of capacity for phase 1
Under the terms of the contract with Virtus, Bouygues Energies & Services:
- Handed over a state-of-the-art TIER 3 data centre
- Completed the project within a short 10-month time-frame
- Designed and built a data centre that allowed flexibility and ensured operational continuity at all times
- Launched phase 1 with a capacity of 1,500W/m² and a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) close to 1
- Enabled phase 2 works to be completed in an operational data centre with zero downtime
The project was originally conceived as a single-unit building but Bouygues Energies & Services proposed a modular design that enabled a phased handover.
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