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

Globalswitch 2

Controlled Environment

  • Minimum N+1 resilience on chilled water cooling system
  • Temperature in technical space maintained at 22 (+/-2) Degrees C
  • Humidity range of 50% (+/- 10%) in technical areas
  • Diverse chilled water distribution pipe work (ring main type) throughout facility.

Security

  • Premises controllers manage facility security 24x7
  • Access control using proximity card readers
  • Intruder alarms to all areas with external infra-red barrier
  • Multiple CCTV cameras (interior and exterior)
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area

Power (Mains and Emergency)

  • Minimum N+1 redundancy on power supply
  • Mains power supplied via 2 * 132KV incomers
  • Diverse A&B supply, distributed via 11KV ring main units
  • 3.1 MW of power per floor per plate
  • Power/cooling systems supported by up to 33 no-break Rotary Diesel UPS sets
  • On-site Diesel tanks support 50 hours at full capacity with 8 hour, 24*7 fuel delivery callout contract in place.

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas (smoke and heat) with manual break-glass units.
  • Very early smoke detection and alarm system (VESDA) in the return air-flow of CCUs
  • Gas suppression system using centrally stored Inergen
  • Smoke and gas extraction