Data Centre

DATA CENTRE

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If you’re looking at collocation or primary hosting of your servers, data, applications and desktops, then you will already know that choosing a data centre is no easy task.

  • How do you know your organisations systems and data will be secure and available when needed?
  • How do you know that the partner you chose will still be in business 2 years in the future?
  • What are the risks involved in a hosted service?
That’s where we can help

WORKING TOGETHER

As an established Cloud solutions provider; we have we have the knowledge and experience on assisting you when making these difficult choices.

We chose to aggregate a number of 3rd party services such as the Data Centre, the backup, and the email filtering and archiving instead of developing them ourselves.  The reason for this is that they have the expertise in those services and have the scale to be able to provide them more economically and faster than we ever could.

However in order to ensure that our clients data and platforms are secure and fully protected we have partnered with several major Data centre partners within the UK. This enables us to offer a far greater range of services and solutions to our clients. With Data centre partners in the north, south and across the midlands, we are able to offer services at flexible pricing based upon your company’s location

OUR DATA CENTRE

The Following is a specification of one of our Data Centre partners in the UK

Building Overview
  • Modern data centre facility situated on the northern fringes of the City of London
  • Technical space arranged over four floors
  • “Shell and Core” arranged over five floors
  • Total Size: 25,143 m²
  • Available fully fitted space: 13,755 m²
  • Available Shell and Core: 3,000 m²
  • Maximum site power: 20 MVA
  • Carrier connectivity: Level 3, Colt, BT, C W, Interoute, 51 Degrees, Thus, Fibrenet, Energis, Tiscali/Nets
Technical Summary
Mains Power
  • Dual-redundant 20MVA, 33kV dedicated underground mains feeds, 4x 11kV supplies from ring supplied from two substations
  • Three (five ultimate) x 3.8MVA 11kV diesel-driven emergency power generators. Automatic start in less than one minute to feed 100% of the facility.
  • Fuel storage for 24 hour continuous operation at 100% load
UPS
  • Three separate systems of five x 625kVA Hybrid Rotary UPS modules providing 2500kVA output each with N+1 redundancy
  • Total facility UPS capacity: 7500kVA N+1
  • 15-minute battery autonomy per UPS module
  • Dual-redundant A and B distribution possible
DC
  • Four x 6000Amps -48VDC power system for Telecom network Equipment
  • Four hours of battery autonomy
Environment
  • Cooling Criteria: 750W/m², 21°C+/- 2°C, 50%RH +/- 10%
  • Under floor cooling air distribution
  • N+1 Perimeter down-flow chiller water cooling units
  • 13x1100kWr Air-cooled package chillers giving 12,100kWr with N+2 redundancy
CCTV
  • CCTV monitoring and recording of all access points and circulation areas
  • Very Intelligent EarlyWarning (V.I.E.W.) detection— above and below raised floor
  • Smoke extract system at 12 air changes per hour
  • Double-interlocked pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system
Fire Strategy
  • Very Intelligent Early Warning (V.I.E.W.) detection — above and below raised floor
  • Smoke extract system at 12 air changes per hour
  • Double-interlocked pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system
Security
  • Full electronic access control system, based on Proximity cards, PIN keypads, and Biometric Palm-scanners for colocation rooms
Building Monitoring System
  • 24x7 local monitoring and logging of environment alarms and conditions
  • Critical alarm repeating to London and Denver
  • Full perimeter under-floor leak detection linked to building monitoring system
Telecom Infrastructure
  • Facility designed to accommodate standard rack/cabinets of
  • 2,200mm nominal height
  • Power distributed under floor, fibre and copper cabling distributed overhead (fibre within a managed containment system, copper within a heavy-duty racking system)
  • The building has two fibre access points
General Facilities
  • Dedicated loading area
  • Storage area (125 sq.m)
  • Two goods lifts (maximum loads — 3,950kg and 4,400kg)
Physical
  • Minimum floor-to-ceiling clearance: 2,570mm from top of raised floor
  • 550mm average raised floor height, depending on floor
  • Raised Floor Loading 14kN/m²
  • Structural Floor Slab 21kN/m²