Northern Ireland-based backup power specialist Continu has signed a GBP500,000 contract with BT to keep the UK telecoms operator’s public sector datacentres operational in the event of power failure.
Continu said the contract is to keep the firm’s datacentres in Belfast up and running.
Continu has installed “two major UPS systems” in BT’s May Street and Knock exchange buildings— where the operator’s datacentre facilities house the IT services for “a large proportion of the Northern Ireland public sector”.
Managing director of Continu Tom Hall said: “The crucial nature of the data housed by BT means reliable, uninterruptible power backup is simply essential. The sector looks set to remain a major area of growth for us and we will remain focused on providing the technical skills and expertise required to support major companies like BT.”
Last June, Continu supplied Northern Ireland’s electricity system operator, SONI, with a lithium-ion Galaxy VM UPS system supplied by Schneider Electric.
Photo: Tom Hall is pictured (left) with BT’s Keith Campbell