Our London-edge (Farnborough) facility
Datum's highly secure facility is set within the highly secure Cody Technology Park in Farnborough, part of a strategic London-edge colocation cluster with excellent transportation links and high carrier density and plentiful power supplies due to the site's MOD heritage.
A multi-layered approach to data centre security provides our clients with confidence in Datum's ability to deliver a robust service. It also has a strong impact on our clients' commitments to their customers and helps to ensure that our facility will meet and exceed the requirements of Tier 3 and above.
This added reassurance has attracted prestigious clients from across IT security and cyber security, defence, construction, finance and the public sector. Our multi-layered approach to security is designed to meet their needs and the requirements of industry-recognised certifications including ISO 27001 and PCI DSS.
- Campus security – 24/7 on site security and access procedures
- Facility security – CCTV, multi-level access control, biometrics, intruder detection, alarm systems, key management
- Fire security – fire extinguishant with double knock detection and VESDA early warning system
- Controlled and regulated environment to reduce risk of malicious or accidental activity to the data centre or your installation
- Support for highly regulated industries where security is key
- Additional peace of mind that your IT foundation is solid
Our Manchester facility
Our colocation facility in Manchester offers some of the most sophisticated security of any data centre in Europe. It features a Security and Operations Control Centre (SOC) and is the only data centre in the UK to have an on-site police-linked alarm receiving centre (ARC), which is NSI Gold Approved and BS5979 certified.
BS5979 is the highest UK standard for alarm receiving centres and gives recommendations for the planning, construction and facilities of manned and unmanned remote security centres, and for the operation of ARCs which receive signals from security systems such as physical intruders, fire, flood and CCTV. Where an incident warrants escalation, alerts can be routed through to police and receive a Level 1 response, bypassing normal 999 procedures.
The Security and Operations Control Centre at our Manchester site also has its own data centre, power and air supplies to ensure complete infrastructure independence from any other area of the building or customer data centre.
100% uptime SLA
For assurance against the risks of data centre downtime - vital reassurance for clients whose business needs to be operational 24x7x365 - we offer clients a 100% uptime SLA supported by our highly resilient colocation infrastructure that exceeds Tier 3 specifications - fully supported by a committed and experienced operations team.
Power considerations are paramount to ensure your colocation is always available. For us, non-stop means non-stop, so we start from the ground up in providing a fully 2N power infrastructure.
Our local electrical utility company provides dual high capacity HV connections from dual substations. Onsite, the electrical design provides a 2N level of resilience down to IT rack level with no single points of failure, ensuring our co-location facilities are concurrently maintainable.
The mains infrastructure is supported by a 2N standby diesel generator system, providing automatic back-up power in case of a mains grid failure. Each generator is supported by a bulk fuel supply to provide 72hrs run time during normal operation.
Our 2N UPS system will support all critical IT equipment, and in line with our focus on environmentally intelligent design, combines the tried and tested in the form of battery based UPS on one path and the more environmentally aware approach of a flywheel UPS system on the other.
A separate UPS is also provided to support critical mechanical systems that enable continuous cooling in a power outage.
Built-in resilience - key metrics
Downtime is not an option, which is why we have designed our datacentre with built-in resiliency:
- Active/Active power distribution paths ensuring high availability
- HV redundancy mains power at N+N
- Individual components concurrently maintainable
- IT UPS 2N, mechanical UPS N (to enable continuous cooling)
- Standby generator 2N for back-up power supply
- Maximum power density - 30kw per rack