We use a world-class data centre facility, IFL2 in Manchester. The centre meets the high security and protection demands of any Internet presence; redundant systems for connectivity, electrical power, air conditioning and fire suppression to ensure that your Internet presence is always available. All systems are proactively monitored 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days per year.
We've partnered with Internet Facilitators in Manchester to provide and manage our physical location, leaving us free to deal with providing quality network and managed services. This choice was based on Internet Facilitators's proven track record (established 1997), and ability to offer a location independant of London infrastructure, but with strong back-haul links to London available. An excellent datacentre in its own right, we also consider IFL to be the best choice for Disaster Recovery locations of anyone currently located in London's Docklands.
Key IFL features
- A physically seperate energy centre houses the incoming electricity supply and feeds power to the data centre.
- Underground bulk fuel storage means the site has 7 days autonomy in the event of mains power failure.
- Main switch boards housed in the energy centre feed power to the UPS systems housed in the data centre.
- Fully redundant UPS systems operating in N+1 configuration provide a continuous stable and filtered power supply to your equipment.
- All customer racks are fed on an individually breakered supply.
- The data centre utilises a high capacity DX cooling system with roof mounted chillers. Refrigerants used are non-ozone depleting.
- Close control in room air handling units feed air into the data centre at a constant 20 degrees C. With full redundancy in the cooling system, meaning it is possible to take out any one unit and continue to maintain optimum operating temperatures.
- High capacity floor grilles ensure sufficient air flow to cool racks of up to 4kW
- All racks are laid out within the data centre using hot and cold aisles to optimise the cooling effect and ensure that your equipment is not drawing in the hot air exhaust of others.
- VESDA (very early smoke detection apparatus) and conventional smoke detection systems are installed and continuously sample the air both above and below the data centre floor. VESDA monitors the entire progression of a fire - easily detecting fire long before smoke is visible and long before any other forms of detection.
- Fire detection apparatus is connected to a dual stage alarm system giving engineers full warning before activation of fire supression systems.
- An FM200 fire supression system protects all installed equipment against fire. FM200 works by removing heat energy from fire, not oxygen from the environment. FM200 absorbs heat from the flame zone and interrupts the chemical chain reaction of the combustion process.
- Trained security personnel maintain a 24/7/365 on site presence and carry out routine security checks.
- External cameras and motion sensors cover the exterior perimeter of the data centre and are monitored by on site security staff.
- Access to the data centre is protected by a sophisticated proximity fob system meaning all access events and movement within the data centre is logged and tracked.
- Security at the rack level can be enhanced by the addition of digital locks to rack doors.
- The ability to locate satellite, microwave, GSM and other transmission / receiving equipment on the root top extends the range of applications that can run from the data centre.
- IFL is completely independant of carriers and transit providers.
- IFL's remote hands service lets you instruct our trained engineers to carry out tasks on your behalf.