In terms of network connectivity we are one of the best. We are exceptionally careful as to our choices of connectivity partners as we are aware that these choices are not only vital to us but to our clients too - some of which are exceptionally bandwidth intensive. Currently we have 90 gigabits of external network connectivity including Global Crossing, Tiscali, Teleglobe, Level3, LINX, Interoute and LonAP. We have over 200 peering sessions and use the latest generation Cisco hardware as a backbone to our network.
- Global Crossing
- Level 3
The datacentre features comprehensive 24/7 security. This means we have the protection of security barriers, 24x7x365 monitoring by on-site personnel to include visual verification of all persons entering the building, CCTV video camera surveillance and a security breach alarm provides the control room with information.
We have a redundant high-capacity, stable and reliable power supply, plus on-site generation which can deal with load whilst recharging the UPS.
All our facilities are built to at least an N+1 standard; put simply, this means that if two generators are required to provide non-stop power, then there will be three installed. So rather than guaranteeing 99.99% availability, the guarantee is 100%.
Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) is installed in the facility. These highly sensitive aspirating smoke detectors are linked to the Building Management system which is monitored continually from a network operations centre, provide very early detection to help avoid fire, loss and business disruption. This is coupled with a gas based fire retardant that is environmentally friendly, to put out fires instantly, without damaging equipment.
To ensure optimum performance, the data floor is maintained at a constant 21°C ± 2°C and relative humidity is kept at 50% ± 10%. Both are continually monitored via the BMS.
Building Management System (BMS)
The facility operates computerised building management systems that monitors and remotely operates sensors covering electrical, mechanical, fire detection and leak detection systems.
Our network is powered by industry leading Cisco equipment to ensure a high performance and reliability.