Datacentres

Our Datacentres

  • Secure
  • UK-based
  • Speedy
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Purpose-built datacentres for maximum security and efficiency

At Simply Cloud, we take the security of your websites and other data very seriously. To ensure that we meet our obligations to you as our customer, we have a multi-front strategy in place. Part of this strategy includes our two data centres, in which we store all of the physical equipment.

Currently, all of our new customer servers are provisioned in the Sentronex facility, though some existing customers are in our Globalswitch2 suite.

Romford

Building

  • Four-floor building
  • Approximately 250m² of hosting space (ground floor)
  • Loading/delivery docking area
  • Equipment scissor lift (2m x 1.4m)
  • BMS monitoring system monitored by Simply Cloud Support
  • 24 x 7 environmental monitoring systems & power monitoring
  • A regular and meticulous maintenance schedule on all Data Centre infrastructure

Room

  • Heavy duty raised floor
  • Raised floor (height – 0.5m)
  • Door width (Minimum width 1.1m - loading bay, all other doors are 1.4m)
  • Door height (2.15m)
  • Roof height (excluding raised floor) - 2.45m
  • Anti-Static tiles with earthing straps attached to every under floor support

Climate

  • Average supply temperature: 22°C/72°F ± 2°C
  • Regulated humidity
  • 2N cooling infrastructure
  • N+1 computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units with up to 90kW capacity
  • N+1 Chillers installed away from all client areas and fed via dedicated risers
  • Moisture detection sensors

Power

  • Gas fire extinguishing system
  • Very early smoke detection alert (VESDA)
  • Fire-retarding walls
  • Automatic smoke detection throughout Data Centre
  • Argon fire suppression system
  • Regular testing and evaluation of all systems

Security

  • Only authorised staff and registered customers are allowed on-site
  • Security zones using Smart-card access
  • Logging of all entries
  • Internal and external CCTV monitored in a security reception
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Security & monitoring

Cabling and Connectivity

  • Power cabling under raised floor
  • Data cabling overhead
  • CAT 6 structured cabling
  • Scalable architecture including multiple redundant core switches and routers
  • Access to distinct fibre providers including: BT and Virgin

Fire Suppression

  • 720kVA – Building power feed
  • 2N Power distribution to PDU’s
  • Diesel driven generator with 3 days run time at full load
  • 625 kVA Generator
  • 200 kVA UPS with static and maintenance bypass
  • Voltage and frequency – 415/240v 50Hz
  • Each cabinet has 2x IEC309 commando sockets positioned under the raised floor
  • Standard power distribution within cabinets (PDU’s) is supplied as 12x C13 and 4x C19 sockets
  • Up to 7.5kW power supply per rack
  • 32A MCCB’s within PDU’s

Reading

Key features

  • 450 racks
  • Standard 48U rack, 1000mm deep
  • 4kW to 35kW per rack
  • 2N Configuration
  • Dual 32A feed to every rack

Dependable security

  • Security staff on site 24/7
  • Perimeter palisade fence
  • Access control system
  • 24/7 monitored HD CCTV
  • Multi-layer access points

The electrics

  • Dedicated HV network and 2N transformers
  • N+1 generators - 2N available
  • 2N electrical switchgear in separate fire compartments
  • 2N UPS in separate fire compartments - 2N+1 available
  • Dual 32A feed to every rack footprint - up to 35kW 2N available

The cooling

  • N+1 chillers with dual power supplies from separate switchgear - 2N available
  • N+1 separated and fully diverse pipework - 2N available
  • N+1 air handlers with dual power supplies from separate switchgear - 2N available
  • Under floor, room and ceiling void fire detection system
  • Inert fire suppressing gas system