We use uninterruptible power supplies using battery for the immediate power consumption followed by diesel generator backup. Each UPS and Generator has a redundant counterpart in an N+1 configuration.
The hot and cold aisle method of cooling racks is the most efficient as we can keep a consistent temperature -/+2°C with redundant coolers in an N+1 configuration.
We use advanced smoke detection for early intervention, where we use a gas suppressant to keep the server floor water free. The system is set to be redundant to an N+1 configuration.
Each site has at least 2 redundant paths to the internet, using our 20Gbps ring configuration, offering a redundant N+1 configuration.
We adopt a dual bonded environment with parameter fencing, security patrols, full site CCTV and access control. Once inside, our racks are locked, inside a locked cage.
Only our authorised engineers are able to access our cages and our racks.
What is N+1?
This stands for Normal load plus one load for redundancy. If the service fails, the redundant counterpart takes over.