Network Cabling for CenturyLink
CenturyLink is a market leader in the supply of both co-location and managed data centre space. We have enjoyed working closely with them (also under the previous name of Savvis) for over a decade, supplying power, network cabling, containment and racks during this time.
The customer requirement on this installation was to implement a mirror image of an existing installation in the US, utilising Ortronics materials. The customer’s main contact would be based in the US so a good understanding of the environment, the layouts and the customers end goal would be critical across the project.
INSTALLATION DATE – APRIL 2015
SERVICE – NETWORK CABLING
MANUFACTURERS USED – ORTRONICS
CABLE SCOPE – COPPER & FIBRE OPTIC NETWORK CABLING
RACK SCOPE – ORTRONICS MIGHTY MO’S & VMD’S
SCOPE OF WORKS
- Rack and Stack
- Remote Hands
- Supply of cables and sundries
- Design consultations
- Patch Auditing and tidy up’s
- New Patching Schedules
The main challenge on this project would be time scales with the customer hoping to utilise the environment within 6 weeks of works commencing. Also due to the size of the environment (2 rows of racks) the area could not be flooded with engineers as this would not speed up works but more than likely hinder the completion.
An additional 2 engineers would be provisioned, adding to the original spec of 4 men working for 6 weeks. This should reduce the installation time to approximately 4 weeks and fit within the customers required installation dates. A full project plan would also be implemented from day 1 to ensure labour did not encroach and/or cause delays to other engineers within the area.