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Data Centre Design, Construction & Maintenance Services

Welcome to MVULATECH. We are a South African-based data centre solutions provider specializing in data design, data centre construction and maintenance services throughout the South Africa, as well as providing products from our Promotions page.

Design & Build

If you need a complete data centre design, build and construction service, carried out efficiently and within tight timescales, we’re a well-established organization you can rely on.

With over 17 years of experience in data centre construction industry, we know that each design and build is unique, that’s why we’ll work closely with you to provide you the best possible solution.

Data Centre Installation

Our installation services bring together our years of experience fitting out systems such as cooling & fire suppression systems, coupled with our drive for innovation & product development, to ensure the highest efficiency & minimal footprint in your environment.

Our installation engineers have vast technical knowledge and a wealth of experience from working within live operational environments, ensuring uptime throughout the installation process.

Data Centre Maintenance

Nobody likes it when things go wrong, especially if it’s preventable, but with our preventative maintenance package, you need never to worry.

We know that downtime is a real problem, that’s why our team of specialist and experienced engineers conduct all their maintenance on live environments and are on hand 24 hours a day to ensure your systems remain fully operational and in excellent working order.

Data Centre Consultants

Our consultancy services comprise of everything you might need to ensure the efficiency and quality of your IT environments. From power surveys to thermal imaging surveys, site selection to migration, you can rely on our expert advice and professional consultancy services.

Technical Spaces

Our Securiclad modular rooms are ideal for the construction of technical spaces such as server rooms, laboratory clean rooms, and even panic rooms.

Offering a secure, fire rated environment, these modular rooms are designed to withstand sustained attacks and are weather & water resistant, so can be constructed in almost any location to suit any need.

Network & Server Cabinets

Server Cabinets & Racks

The traditional method of storing your hardware, our network & server cabinets come in a range of different sizes and U’s to suit your business. We offer 600mm or 800mm wide, 1000mm or 1200mm deep, and supplied in  21U, 42U, 45U and 47U.

Our data centre installation engineers are specially trained to safely and securely install all our server cabinets and frames, and our products are available from a variety of different manufacturers.

We always strive to provide you with the best solution to suit your needs, but if you have a preference, or you already have your cabinets, let us know and our data centre installation team will be happy to install them.

Comms Rack

Comms racks are an ideal solution for linking up your server cabinets with the data centre environment, being used as a communication cabinet between the server cabinets and the ancillary systems. Their wider design means its easier to install and connect cables to the systems held within.

Our data centre installation team can also install all the equipment needed to turn your comms rack into a monitoring point, as their width is able to house screens and keyboards to interact and adjust the flow of data through the servers, as well as make any adjustments to the cooling and monitoring solutions.

Patch Frames

Patch frames are an ideal solution for high density copper & fibre cabling installations, with accessories designed specifically to support large cable densities.

Patch frames have a smaller footprint than standard server cabinets, making them a preferred solution for data centre environments with space constraints.

Our data centre installation experts can install your patch frames as stand alone, or back to back to provide additional depth and space utilisation.

Acoustic & Office Cabinets

These server cabinets are an ideal solution for small businesses and open plan offices, stylishly designed with a selection of finishes that blend into any environment.

Acoustic server cabinets and use a combination of noise attenuation and thermal dissipation making them quiet enough to keep in an office, and are capable of supporting server and network densities of up to 6kW.

Our acoustic server cabinets are affordable, lockable, and easy to populate. The spacious interiors have ample room for orderly cable routing and can also be used for infrastructure and patch cabling.

Server cabinets are supplied complete with heavy duty castors as a standard for ease of relocation.

Electrical Installation

DATA CENTRE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION SERVICES

Switch Gear

Our data centre electrical installation team supply and install bespoke and standard switch gears incorporating intelligent metering units, as is now required by Part L building codes. Our switch gears are fully maintainable and will be installed so they are easily accessible, and designed to support additional circuits for future expansion.

Our electrical installation designs work to current standards, and our fully qualified, NIC approved experienced data centre electrical installation team have an excellent understanding of working constraints and potential risks when undertaking an electrical installation .

Resilient Power

When engaging in a data centre electrical installation, it is important to build in resilience and redundancy, from the transformer all the way through to the cabinets, A & B supplies, and PDU’s.

The power supplies we use in the electrical installation of your IT cabinets include 16amp & 32amp SPN (single phase) and TPN (three phase).
The power supplies we use in the electrical installation of your IT cabinets include 16amp & 32amp SPN (single phase) and TPN (three phase).

Generators

DATA CENTRE GENERATOR INSTALLATION SERVICES

Data centre, server & computer room standby generators must be sized to meet the final day load. Allowance must be made both for the starting currents of the equipment installed, as a generator will only take a 70% maximum single step load. The nature of an IT load will see more harmonics even with harmonic filtering on the UPS.

A data centre standby diesel generator is an often overlooked, but essential piece of equipment to ensure the maximum uptime of your data centre in the event of a blackout.

Open & Canopied Generators

A standby diesel generator with a bunded fuel tank can run your data centre for 8hrs at full load, with larger fuel tanks available if needed. Close fit canopies are also available to reduce noise levels by up to 65db from 1m. Our Data Centre Generator sets include fuel monitoring and anti-vandal systems.

Installing a diesel generator for your data centre will require planning consent in the form of a planning application to your local authority, and notifications to the local energy supplier may also be required.

Generators & Change Over Panels

Changeover or Transfer panels will also be required to support the generator.

Changeover, transfer panels or AMF (Automatic Mains Failure) automatically switches between the mains supply and generator when mains failure is detected, typically with 10 seconds.

Cooling Solutions

DATA CENTRE COOLING SOLUTIONS

Down Flow Data Centre Cooling

Down flow CRAC units work on the basis of air temperature density and how they interact with each other.

As cold air is denser it sinks below the hot air, and as the hot air is removed, the cold air rises to replace it, taking the heat from the servers.Down Flow Data Centre Cooling
Down flow CRAC units work on the basis of air temperature density and how they interact with each other.

Direct Cabinet Data Centre Cooling

Direct cabinet cooling involves placing the cooling units between two server cabinets, with the fans directing the cold air to both cabinets.

This data centre cooling solution ensures consistent cooling for the entire cabinet height, eliminating hotspots within the racks.

Rear Door Data Centre Cooling

Rear door cooling solutions connect onto the back of your server racks, delivering cold air directly into your cabinet.

This method of data centre cooling is extremely efficient, making it a perfect choice for Blade or high performance clusters.

Uninterruptible Power Supply

DATA CENTRE UPS INSTALLATION SERVICES

Uninterruptible power supply solutions are vital for ensuring business continuity by protecting the critical network within your data centre or server room. Several forms of uninterruptible power supply systems are available and will vary depending on the required application, but its main purpose is to provide battery backup power to your data centre or server room in the event of a brown out, surge, or dip in the incoming power supply.

We offer professional advice ensuring your uninterruptible power supply solutions are efficient, correctly sized to cater for day 1 and future loads, meet requirements and fall within your budget.

Small Uninterruptible Power Supply Solutions

Small or micro uninterruptible power supply systems cater for many different applications including home & office PC’s, EPOS, server and network switch hardware. Floor standing or rack mounted systems from 500VA to 10kVA are configured with:

Mains INPUT- Standard BS plug, single phase (SPN) or three phase (TPN) commando plug (IEC309) or hard wired into electrical isolators and bypass panels.

Mains OUTPUT- Standard BS sockets, IEC C13 & IEC C19 sockets, single phase (SPN) or three phase (TPN) commando sockets (IEC309) or hard wired into PDU’s, distribution boards and bypass panels.

Medium Uninterruptible Power Supply Solutions

Medium sized uninterruptible power supply systems cater for office PC’s, server and network switch hardware, data centre and server room environments. Floor standing solutions from 15kVA to 120kVA are configured with:

Mains INPUT – Three phase (TPN) commando plug (IEC309) or hard wired into electrical isolators and bypass panels.

Mains OUTPUT – Three phase (TPN) commando sockets (IEC309) or hard wired into PDU’s, distribution boards and bypass panels

Large Uninterruptible Power Supply Solutions

Large uninterruptible power supply systems cater for a variety of different applications, including data centre and server room environments. Floor standing systems from 160kVA to 1100kVA plus are configured with:

Mains INPUT – Three phase (TPN) hard wired into electrical isolators and bypass panels.

Mains OUTPUT – Three phase (TPN) hard wired into PDU’s, distribution boards and bypass panels.

Fly Wheel Uninterruptible Power Supply Solutions

Energy efficient flywheel uninterruptible power supply systems cater for large data centre and server room environments. Floor standing systems from 200kVA to 400kVA plus are configured with:

Mains INPUT – Three phase (TPN) hard-wired into electrical isolators and bypass panels.

Mains OUTPUT – Three phase (TPN) hard-wired into PDU’s, distribution boards, and bypass panels

Flywheel Uninterruptible Power Supply
The Fly Wheel UPS is arguably the most efficient uninterruptible power supply available today. In the event of a mains failure, kinetic energy is harnessed within the Fly Wheel whilst backup generators start and come online. Fly Wheel uninterruptible power supply systems negate the need for lead-acid batteries, thus the overall footprint is considerably less than an online conversion system.

Uninterruptible Power Supply Decommissioning Service

As well as supplying and installing your new UPS, we also offer an uninterruptible power supply decommissioning service which includes delivery of your new technology and safe uninstallation, decommissioning and removal of your old systems.

Our uninterruptible power supply removal teams carefully plan all removals, ensuring all work is completed safely and efficiently, incurring the minimum of disruption and safeguarding the natural environment.

All uninterruptible power supply systems are decommissioned in full compliance with environmental regulations and best practice. This includes the Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries (VRLA) which are taken to a licensed company for recycling.

Power Distribution Unit

DATA CENTRE PDU SOLUTIONS

A power distribution unit mounted internally within a server or data centre cabinet may come in a variety of different configurations, and offer functionality on many different levels. Server cabinet & data rack PDUs can mount horizontally (Zero U) or vertically and the topology commonly used to best describe a power strip are basic, monitored, and switched.

As the server hardware density increases in your data centre or server room, it is vital the correct rack power strip or PDU’s are specified and installed to safely supply the correct amount of power, monitoring and accessibility. We supply a variety of PDU solutions from leading manufactures to suit any data centre or server room requirement. Our PDU’s are either a single or three phase input, configured with IEC C13 & C19 as standard stock or can be bespoke manufactured.

Basic Rack PDU

Basic starter range PDU are a low cost solution and available in variety of configurations to suit many different data centre or server room requirements.

Monitored Rack PDU

Intermediate range PDU includes I.P. monitoring via Ethernet, built in webserver, and an LCD screen displaying amps & watts. Using monitored PDU in your data centre or server room allows you to monitor your power usage, helping to improve efficiency, uptime and growth

Switched Rack PDU

Top level range PDU includes I.P. monitoring, webserver, LCD screen displaying amps & watts, power cycling and reporting down to each receptacle.

Static Transfer Switches

Power supplies internally mounted within server room or data centre cabinets come in a variety of different configurations, and offer functionality on many different levels. PDU’s such as ATS or STS can help increase resilience for server of network hardware with single PSU’s. In Line Static Transfer Switches (STS) or Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) increase power resilience and provide a simple solution for hardware with single PSU’s such as network switches.