The High-Level design has now been completed and is about to be approved – in principle – and we’ll then enter the Detailed Design phase. This is expected to be completed by mid September at which point it can then be signed off and the work will all begin in earnest.
The first parts of our new infrastructure – the bits we know we’ll need, whatever the design – including power distribution boards, rack blanking plates etc. have now been delivered. Our UPS systems for the additional Begbroke infrastructure have also now arrived and are just waiting for the racks in which they’ll reside.
We still have lots more hardware to arrange, some of which is still not firmly specified, but if it all continues to arrive as planned we should be able to begin installing software at some point in October.