Corporate Office

Corporate Office

Global Switch
4th Floor Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
London SW1P 4QP
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7802 5150
info@globalswitch.com

Data Centres

Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 6666 300

salesamsterdam@globalswitch.com

Frankfurt

+49 (0)69 74 22 70

salesfrankfurt@globalswitch.com

Hong Kong

+852 3750 7572

saleshongkong@globalswitch.com

London

+44 (0)20 7473 9000

saleslondon@globalswitch.com

Madrid

+34 91 312 06 00

salesmadrid@globalswitch.com

Paris

+33 (0)1 55 90 04 60

salesparis@globalswitch.com

Singapore

+65 6858 5008

salessingapore@globalswitch.com

Sydney

+61 (0) 2 9566 7000

salessydney@globalswitch.com

 
 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION – LONDON NORTH

Location

  • The data centre is located 0.5 miles from the financial district and 3.5 miles from the city centre
  • A local railway station is located within a 5 minute walk
  • London City Airport is 3.5 miles away and 3 further airports are within driving distance

Building Overview

  • Global Switch owns the freehold
  • Purpose built
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 23,439 sq m of gross space
  • 3 data floors
  • Flexible IT space with ability to create bespoke environments as required

Main Structural Features

  • Steel frame with concrete floors, metal faced cladding and glazing
  • 5m slab to slab height
  • Raised floor height of 600mm
  • Minimum from raised floor: 3.8m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 5kN/m2
  • 2 goods lifts (2.5 tonnes), 2 passenger lifts

Power

  • 11kV utility supply with N+1 redundancy
  • Utility power supply capacity of 29MVA (current and planned)
  • Technical (IT) power supplied by on-site static N+1 UPS
    in Area 1 and by Diesel Rotary UPS with N+1 redundancy in Area 2
  • Mechanical systems backed up by standby generator system for Area 1 with N+1 redundancy
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 48 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 1,000 W/m2 as standard with higher power density solutions fully supported

Cooling

  • 11.8MW of installed cooling provision
  • Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems
  • CRAC units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • Chilled water cooling system
  • In rack cooling capability if required

Security

  • Operations Centre manned 24x7x365
  • Security guard patrols 24x7x365
  • Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
  • CCTV records kept for 31 days
  • Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas
  • Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDs)

Security (continued)

  • Strict access control procedures to ISO 27001:2013
  • Access control using proximity card readers
  • Physical access via mantrap
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365

Connectivity

  • Carrier Neutral
  • Network dense with access to multiple global and regional carriers and Internet service providers offering Dark Fibre, Wavelength, Ethernet, MPLS, VPLS, IP Transit, Peering, CDN, Storage, Virtualised Services (SDN), Voice and Mobile Services
  • Access to multiple cloud services through leading public, private and hybrid cloud solution providers
  • 2 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 2 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Campus fibre system interconnecting London North and London East
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment
  • Multiple LINX Fibre/Capacity Partners and remote peering service providers

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Argonite and FM200 gas suppression systems in technical areas

Critical Environments Management

  • Experienced 24x7x365 facilities management team
  • Environment (thermal conditions) monitored 24x7x365
  • All Building Management Systems (BMS) monitored 24x7x365
  • Comprehensive energy metering system
  • Internationally recognised critical environments programme

Other Services

  • Cross connects
  • Customer reports
  • Deliveries and storage
  • Design and build
  • Fit out
  • On-site facilities
  • Remote hands
  • Technical cleaning and waste disposal

Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004, 27001:2013
  • OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Carbon Saver Gold Standard
  • Membership of the United Kingdom Climate Change Agreement (CCA)

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