Helping Stellium Data Centers prepare for growth

Written by 

Andreas Sila

VP Data Center & Fixed Access Network

Within a data center, structured cabling is vital to achieve optimal performance. With such a complex network of cables, patch panels, and connectivity hardware, any inefficiencies in the structure can lead to costly and inconvenient downtime. In order to avoid this, operators can implement structured cabling solutions that allow stability, security, and efficiency when it comes to the space inside the data center. 

When Stellium Data Centers opened the largest purpose-built carrier-neutral Tier 3+ data center campus in the UK, they recognised the importance of an effective structured cabling solution. Before a single fiber was connected within their data center campus buildings, Stellium evaluated their needs to build lasting infrastructure that was future ready.

Meeting today’s needs, while anticipating future demands 

With so much data to manage, Stellium knew it was vital to keep the cabling system working reliably to maximise uptime and prevent inefficiencies. This means: 

  • Ensuring the inner workings of the data center have a defined, clear, and traceable design, so that maintenance and monitoring are made as simple as possible. 
  • Allowing room for growth, preparing to support 5G, Hybrid Cloud and Smart City technology initiatives, both regionally and internationally.
  • Preparing for immediate service delivery – a key industry challenge.  

Infrastructure needed to be installed as quickly as possible, since any delays in manufacture and construction ultimately lead to delays in time to service. 

LISA for optical fiber management 

Stellium’s goal was to ensure an efficient and defined data center layout, which would maximise reliability and performance. HUBER+SUHNER was selected to deploy two LISA optical fiber management Cable Distribution Racks (CDRs), providing dual resilience with the capability to scale up connectivity to the data center. 

For the UK’s largest purpose-built data center campus, quick, simple, and reliable MACs, while maintaining an attractive cost/benefit ratio was essential. With a space efficient, high-density physical foundation, Stellium’s data center campus has been built to meet current demands, with room to grow.