University Upgrade Tier III

Case Study

This flagship university is a key institution in the Middle East region, offering high quality graduate and undergraduate programmes. The university has an international faculty, a state-of-the-art campus and a full range of student support services.

The Brief

Sudlows DMCC were appointed by the university following a competitive tender requiring experience of live upgrade projects and an understanding of site level works. The project was specified to meet Uptime Insititute Tier III level with upgrades needed to distribution paths both mechanically and electrically.


Sudlows design team undertook a number of detailed surveys to understand the existing infrastructure to update initial plans and reflect the actual install. Following this, the team identified all the non compliance to Tier III and set about reviewing options to facilitate the upgrade in the most cost effective way which limited downtime.

The sites both achieved Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute.




2 x Tier III data halls each 125 racks