Our highly secure and resilient data centre

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Datum develops and operates premium-build colocation data centres that are designed from the ground up to provide enterprise organisations and service provider clients with a reliable foundation for their business critical IT.

Built-in resilience, environmentally efficient cooling, stringent security and a broad choice of cloud and network connectivity options ensure that clients across the verticals and of all sizes can reap the benefits of a technologically advanced facility.

Datum FRN1, our flagship UK datacentre, has capacity for more than 1,000 colocation racks within the high security Cody Technology Park in Farnborough, which is fast developing as a strategic London-edge data centre hub. Close to the M3, with easy access to the M4 and M25, Farnborough has a fast frequent train service to London Waterloo, with a journey time of less than 40 minutes.

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Designed for security, resilience and efficiency

Situated in the QinetiQ Cody Technology Park, FRN1 consists of three buildings — the main facility, a separate energy centre and an office building. The clean separation between the three allows us to focus the design and build of each component of the facility on its central purpose.

The data centre uses a pure free cooling based flooded airflow design, which works most efficiently in an optimised space free of other infrastructure, delivering enhanced environmental efficiencies and supporting high density computing to 30kW per rack as standard.

The energy centre houses all the back-up power generation including the UPS and generators in a secure purpose-designed facility, and our offices also include client usable space such as private offices and conference rooms for meetings.

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Room to grow

The appeal of Datum's service-enhanced offering delivered from a highly secure facility in a ListX park has continuously attracted discerning clients determined to support their organisation's growth today and in the future. To complement the original datacentre (FRN1), a new state of the art facility (FRN2) has been designed to Tier 3+ resilience, link-detached to the existing hall and comprising 2 new 1MW data halls. All halls benefit from a secure location within the List X park supported by Datum’s existing high service levels and established connectivity.

Now available: Option of larger footprints for businesses seeking sizeable data centre placements.

FRN1

  • 2 MW lower floor built out to 2N power and N+2 cooling
  • 2MW upper floor shell and core available for custom technical design

FRN2

  • 2 x 1 MW halls planning approved

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