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A datacentre is a large, secure building that houses thousands of servers (which are basically computers without screens). When you connect to your website or email, you are making a connection to a server in one of these datacentres. We have servers in three UK datacentres.

UK datacentre 1 - Portsmouth, Hants

PortsmouthOpened in 2011, and the result of £10m investment, the UK's "greenest" datacentre comprises over 5000 square metres and provides all the power and space you'll ever need in the most energy-efficient building of its type in the UK. Building 5000 is based on a brownfield site in Portsmouth, within easy reach of London.


Purpose Built Design

  • Tier 4 resilient
  • 5372 square metres facility
  • Constructed on a 16 hectare estate providing potential for future expansion
  • 900mm concrete core anti-static raised floor system, 567kg/tile in datacentre
  • Storm resistant, single storey standalone structure
  • Access to multiple communications providers
  • Redundant diverse 10Gbps routes to London and connection into PEER 1 Hosting network

Security

  • External and internal CCTV cameras tied back to DVR systems
  • Proximity access control system in place utilising access card and biometric authentication
  • Mantrap in place utilising ultrasonic technology for single person verification
  • Intruder and door tampering alarms in place

Power

  • Main 11kV feeder capacity - 10MW
  • Secondary 11kV feeder provisions in place for future development
  • UPS and diesel generator power systems N+1
  • 48 hours of fuel capacity available at full load. Re-fueling agreements in place.

Climate control

  • The first in the world to use the energy-efficient Excool cooling system, earning it a full capacity PUE of just 1.1. The system harnesses the natural cooling effect of air and water, using a super-efficient heat exchange system, low-energy fans and water atomisers. It consumes 95% less power than mechanical systems, accounting for just 4% of the building’s total energy consumption.

UK datacentre 2 - Maidenhead, Berkshire

MaidenheadTo provide split redundancy, we also host many of our sites in Pulsant 3, just 20 miles from London. Like our Portsmouth datacentre, it is ideally situated for European clients. Specially trained, highly experienced system and network engineering staff actively manage and maintain the facility 24/7 365 days a year.


Purpose Built Design

  • Tier 2 resilient
  • 2000 square metres facility
  • 430mm raised heavy duty flooring
  • 20GBit resilient Ethernet ring available to all customers, linking Maidenhead & MK to London Docklands facilities, with 50ms self-healing capacity

Security

  • Datacentre located inside its own secure compound, with 3-metre fencing and electric entry, including anti-tailgate systems
  • 24x7 secure entry via swipe card system, with 6-layer entry
  • Visitors are escorted by authorized personnel at all times

Power Conditioning

  • 2 megawatt on-site substation
  • Diverse power feeds to substation
  • Dual AKSA 1.6 megawatt generator connected via C&N ATS systems
  • N+1 PowerWave UPS system

Climate control

  • N+1 Airedale Air Handling system
  • 22°C +/- 2°C data floor temperature
  • Raised floor to provide uniform cooling distribution

UK datacentre 3 - Milton Keynes, Bucks

Milton KeynesFor ultimate resilience, we also provide a Tier 4 specification datacentre in Milton Keynes. It is ideally situated for European clients. Specially trained, highly experienced system and network engineering staff actively manage and maintain the facility 24/7 365 days a year.


Purpose Built Design

  • Tier 4 resilient
  • 3800 square metres facility
  • 20GBit resilient Ethernet ring available to all customers, linking Maidenhead & MK to London Docklands facilities, with 50ms self-healing capacity

Security

  • Datacentre located inside its own secure compound, with 3-metre fencing and electric entry, including anti-tailgate systems
  • 24x7 secure entry via swipe card system, with 6-layer entry
  • Visitors are escorted by authorized personnel at all times

Power Conditioning

  • UPS configurations backed by the N+N Diesel Generators, with 30 hours of fuel storage at full load onsite.
  • The site is supported by a closed loop ring 3.5MVA supply
  • Dual AKSA 1.6 megawatt generator connected via C&N ATS systems
  • N+1 PowerWave UPS system

Climate control

  • Cooling is provided by a combination of Airedale CRAC water chilled and high efficiency DX CRAC units in each Data Centre hall, deployed in an N+1 configuration.
  • 22°C +/- 2°C data floor temperature
  • Raised floor to provide uniform cooling distribution