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UK Datacentre Information

UnitedHosting operates from multiple datacentre locations in and around London. Our primary facility, named 'Centro', is conveniently located close to the M1 and M25, set within a secure private 50,000 sq ft compound. The datacentre boasts true enterprise specification with redundancy at every level of its design. Here is an overview of Centro..

UnitedHosting London UK Datacentre Information - Centro

Power

Dual EDF utility HV power feedsDual dedicated 11,000V (HV) grid connections via diverse feeds and substations.
N+1 redundant diesel backup generatorsN+1 redundant diesel stand-by generators with 5 days of fuel supply kept onsite.
Datacentre UPS Uninterruptible Power SupplyFully Redundant diverse Uninterruptible site-wide Power Supply (UPS) System.
datacentre outage power UPSDuring utility power outages the facility will run uninterrupted from UPS or generator power.
Generator service visit maintenanceGenerator systems are subject to bi-weekly start up test and monthly service visits.
Conditioned Power supply ServersPower feeds are fully conditioned for surge suppression.


Datacentre Reduntant Power Overview

Connectivity

Juniper Core Routers, Cisco and HP Switches100% Juniper core routing equipment with HP and Cisco switching hardware.
Fibre cut redundancyMultiple fibre entry points to building ensure redundancy in case of external cable cut.
Resilient dark fibre connectivity to LondonResilient dark fibre connectivity to London carrier rings.
Additional Network POPs in Redbus TelecityFurther network POPs located in Telecity Sovereign House and Telehouse North.
Dual Network Drops to RacksDual diverse network drops to each rack ensuring no single point of failure.
Undersold Hosting Network CapacityUndersold network at less than 50% capacity (never over subscribed).
United Hosting Network ConnectivityView our network and connectivity page for information on bandwidth providers.


UK Datacenter Bandwidth Connectivity and redundancy

Cooling

N+1 high efficiency air conditioning systemsN+1 high efficiency air conditioning systems.
constant 22C data floor temperature10MW packaged chiller capacity maintains constant 22C data floor temperature.
hot aisle for high efficiency coolingLatest contained 'hot aisle' design for high efficiency cooling.
hot-air return to down flow units1 metre false ceiling void for hot-air return to down flow units.
Data Centre Raised flooringQuarterly PPM visits with checks of CRAC units, chillers, pumps and pipework.


Datacentre hot aisle cooling technology

Fire Suppression

Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA)Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) protection.
FM200 (inert gas) fire suppression systemFM200 (inert gas) fire suppression system
Double knock zoned fire detection systemDouble knock zoned fire detection system.
BMS monitoring of fire alarmBMS monitoring of fire alarm, VESDA and gas suppression systems.
smoke detection, VESDA and FM200 systemsQuarterly PPM visits with full test of smoke detection, VESDA and FM200 systems.
Annual room seal integrity testsAnnual room seal integrity tests.


Datacentre fire suppression overview

Security

fence with rota-spikes and perimeter anti ram-raid barriers3m security fence with rota-spikes and perimeter anti ram-raid barriers.
Blast proof anti-intruder shielded external windows and doorsBlast proof anti-intruder shielded external windows and doors.
Blast proof anti-intruder shielded external windows and doorsProximity access locks on all external and internal doors.
Interlocked man-trap doors with biometric iris scanInterlocked man-trap doors with biometric iris scan to gain access to data floor.
server cabinet locked door accessEach server cabinet has separate locked door access (we donít use open racks).
Perimeter and internal IP CCTVPerimeter and internal IP CCTV system monitored 24x7.
24x7 on-site security guards24x7 on-site security guards with static and mobile patrols.


24x7 datacentre security

24/7 Onsite Staffing

24x7 on-site qualified technical engineers server monitoring24x7 on-site qualified technical engineers pro-actively monitor all systems.
instant physical access to serversOn-site officing means instant physical access to servers (no call out).
security vetted to BS7858 standardAll on-site personnel are security vetted to BS7858 standard.
private uk datacentre facilityOnly authorised signed in staff are allowed onto the data floor, private closed facility.


24x7 on site staff - managed server hosting

Environmental Policy

seek to minimise energy that our datacentre consumesWe always seek to minimise energy that our facility consumes, without compromise.
Membership of The Green Grid industry bodyA member of The Green Grid industry body, complying with EU datacentre code of conduct.
Audited to ISO 14001 Environment ManagementAudited and certified to ISO 14001 (Environment Management) standards.
PUE figure of between 1.2 and 1.4 with class-leading efficiencesFacility achieves a PUE figure of between 1.2 and 1.4 with class-leading efficiency.
100% certified, renewable green energy sourced from hydroelectric power plantsWe utilise 100% certified, renewable green energy sourced from hydroelectric powerplants.
hardware regularly rotated for newer more efficient technologyServer hardware is cycled out to newer more efficient technology as it becomes available.



Please contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect of our datacentre or hosting services.


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