Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 30 | Page 21

NEWS ns resumes work of a 15,000 square metre 10-Megawatt data centre facility. Despite being awarded ‘essential status’ by the government, work on the project, which is at the civil engineering stage, halted on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic which was particularly prevalent in the area. The site has now reopened with strict new operating procedures designed to ensure the safety of the workforce. Measures include social distancing, increased sanitisation and staggered shift start and finish times. oject in Italy’s red cated in Bologna, the omagna region in lves the construction Chris Coward, Head of Project Management for BCS, said: “We are still facing issues around getting the right number of workers on-site due to continuing restrictions on travel across regions and many of the materials we need, such as concrete and steel, are sourced from the neighbouring Lombardy region. We are committed to getting this project done but our major focus is on keeping people safe.” ///////////////// ent to data centre ons to SONiC oft to customers building advanced data centre happy to bring our elivering the most assis-based SONiC le.” zure Networking d: “We are pleased to be working with Nokia as part of the SONiC initiative. Its contributions to the community on chassis-based SONiC are raising the bar on what is possible and what is needed. “We are happy to see networking suppliers like Nokia, with over a million routers deployed, contributing to our community.” INTELLIGENTCIO 11