Highly secure and resilient data centres

Datum launched in 2012 to provide a robust colocation service for business critical IT, tailored to meet the requirements of security-conscious enterprises and service providers.

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 to be accrues from a technologically advanced data centre.

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Datum FRN1 Key Features

Datum FRN1, our flagship UK data centre, has capacity for more than 1,000 colocation racks within a high security campus 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.

Situated in the QinetiQ Cody Technology Park, FRN1 consists of 3 buildings — the data centre, separate energy centre and office building. The clean separation between data centre, energy centre and offices 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 of the backup power generation including the UPS and generators in a secure purpose designed facility and our offices also include client useable space such as private offices and conference rooms for meetings.

energy efficient colocation

FRN1’s green credentials are further supported by ISO 50001 energy management and the EU Code of Conduct for data centres. Always on availability is supported by resilience in both design and operations underwritten by a 100% uptime SLA with helpdesk and remote hands services which are available 24×365.