100% Uptime, Always-On Data Centre

When you depend on your Servers being accessible 24/7/365 you need to talk to Databax.

Because we understand the massive impact on your business should your Servers ever be off-line, we make sure they are ‘ALWAYS-ON’ so you can sleep easy at night.

‘ALWAYS-ON’ hosting from Databax enables your company to focus on its core business in the knowledge that your critical business data, information, applications and web & e-Commerce sites are in safe hands, secured in a world class Data Centre facility.

Our ‘ALWAYS-ON’ hosting service is provided from within a world class, totally resilient Tier-3+ Data Centre with a 100% uptime record since its opening in 2007. Your Servers/VM’s will be housed in a securely managed Rack, located in a cold-aisle contained POD monitored 24×7 by our experienced and highly trained technicians using sophisticated monitoring tools to continually and pro-actively measure Server performance and uptime, ensuring your business continuity and allowing us to offer our Databax ‘ALWAYS-ON’ hosting service with complete confidence.

The Data Centre itself is perfectly located near to Manchester Airport with plenty of free parking and only minutes from the nearby motorway network, providing easy access from the North, Midlands and South. It’s the biggest Data Centre in Manchester and possibly the North West, with 70,000 sq. ft. of technical and office space.

There is ample power and cooling to provide redundant, dual 16A feeds to over 300 racks on the ground floor with the first floor being available for high density racks drawing as much as 22KvA. We believe this is the only Data Centre in the North West capable of providing such high density server co-location rack power.

Connectivity is excellent with dual entry diverse fibre routes encompassing Telecity Williams House and Reynolds House Data Centres in Manchester, numerous others in the North and London Data Centres, Telehouse North and Harbour Exchange.

The network has the coveted ISO27001 accreditation as well as a 24/7 manned NOC. The Data Centre is a MaNAP / NWIX hub and carrier neutral, meaning we can offer our own connectivity solutions and those from Global Crossing, THUS, BT, Virgin Media, Level 3, and other Tier One carriers.

Physical security is paramount and the Data Centre is protected by a 3 metre high anti-climb perimeter fence, Infra-Red, remote voice challenge, automated gates and CCTV monitoring to BS8418 24/7 plus manned on-site security & CCTV surveillance throughout via an independent ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre) that provides BS 5979 physical security and monitoring.

Fire Detection is via VESDA smoke detection FM200 & Argonite suppression in all data halls and critical plant rooms.

Racks are anonymous and have individual security codes. PCI DSS can be achieved in single Racks or in a private Caged area.

Customer access to the actual data floors (where necessary) is available 24/7 with Biometric (Iris) scanners & swipe card access, monitored by CCTV monitoring and visual verification 24/7.

Data Center Specifications

Location Manchester M22 5QZ
Designation Inside Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone
Ownership Privately designed, built, owned and operated
Operations On-site NOC for in-house monitoring BS 8418 (CCTV Monitoring) and environmental & operational monitoring
Facility Size 70,000 sq ft (7,000 sq ft Technical space)
Transport Close to Manchester Airport (2km). Airport transport hub connects to Central Manchester, London and UK Rail Network. M56 motorway (1.6km)
Amenities Meeting rooms, Office space available
Efficiency Bespoke BMS system monitoring power usage efficiency and, humidity, plant operations and cooling. A Combination of Adiabatic, Free Air and DX provides efficiency in cooling without compromise
Power Circuits Standard full racks provision 8, 12, 16, 20 or 32 amps
Rack Sizes Quarter, Half and Full racks 42U & 47U
Caged Space Dedicated secure cages for multiple racks, bespoke sizes
Options N+N to 2(N+N) Single/Dual Feed Power Options
Rack Capacity Dual feed 8KW available load to individual racks
Mains Feeds Direct 11,000 HV Dual Feed. Own High-V Sub Station. Priority ‘A ring’ feeding local hospital
UPS 2(N+N) UPS system: 4 x 400Kva. Riello UPS inc dual redundant change over panels
Generators Caterpillar diesel generation. 10,000L fuel on-site
SLA 100% Power
Data Centre Dual circuit DX CRAC down flow Air Handling Units in N+1 configuration
Plant Room Adiabatic cooling backed with multiple split AC units
Description Carrier Neutral, multiple carriers diverse points of entry. Tier 1 carriers & dark fibre available. Various resilient connection options
Providers Level 3, Hibernia Atlantic, Cogent, Virgin Media, SSE, C2, Vodafone, Internet Connections, Allegro Networks, BT, N3, Metronet, Avensys, Eison & peering groups
Fibre Vodafone, SSE, Level3, BT, Virgin Media, TeleData
Cabling Copper or fibre: To client requirements
Backhaul TeleData fibre: Owned, operated and lit direct fibre links to Central Manchester & London provides connectivity to national and international major carriers
Monitoring Manned security on-site & CCTV surveillance throughout, via an independent ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre) – provides physical security and monitoring – BS5979
ARC 24 hrs Manned Security Control Room (ARC). ARC infrastructure has no dependencies on the data centre. BS5979 accredited, separate data centre centre for Security Control infrastructure & operations
Access 24 hrs – Biometric (Iris) scanners & swipe card access 24hr CCTV monitoring, visual verification 24/7. Racks are anonymous and have individual security codes
Perimeter Anti-climb fence, Infra-Red, remote voice challenge, automated gates CCTV monitoring to BS8418 24/7
Fire Detection VESDA smoke detection FM200 & Argonite suppression in data halls and critical plant rooms
PCIDSS Caged area or single racks

GET IN TOUCH

Phone

General: +44 (0)161 660 4160
Sales: +44 (0)161 660 4161
Tech: +44 (0)161 660 4162
Accounts: +44 (0)161 660 4163

Email

info@databax.com

Office Address

Databax Ltd.
Delta House, Wavell Road
Manchester, M22 5QZ

Overview
Location Manchester M22 5QZ
Designation Inside Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone
Ownership Privately designed, built, owned and operated
Operations On-site NOC for in-house monitoring BS 8418 (CCTV Monitoring) and environmental & operational monitoring
Facility Size 70,000 sq ft (7,000 sq ft Technical space)
Transport Close to Manchester Airport (2km). Airport transport hub connects to Central Manchester, London and UK Rail Network. M56 motorway (1.6km)
Amenities Meeting rooms, Office space available
Efficiency Bespoke BMS system monitoring power usage efficiency and, humidity, plant operations and cooling. A Combination of Adiabatic, Free Air and DX provides efficiency in cooling without compromise
Rack Configurations:
Power Circuits Standard full racks provision 8, 12, 16, 20 or 32 amps
Rack Sizes Quarter, Half and Full racks 42U & 47U
Caged Space Dedicated secure cages for multiple racks, bespoke sizes
Options N+N to 2(N+N) Single/Dual Feed Power Options
Rack Capacity Dual feed 8KW available load to individual racks
Rack Power Protection:
Mains Feeds Direct 11,000 HV Dual Feed. Own High-V Sub Station. Priority ‘A ring’ feeding local hospital
UPS 2(N+N) UPS system: 4 x 400Kva. Riello UPS inc dual redundant change over panels
Generators Caterpillar diesel generation. 10,000L fuel on-site
SLA 100% Power
Cooling Systems:
Data Centre Dual circuit DX CRAC down flow Air Handling Units in N+1 configuration
Plant Room Adiabatic cooling backed with multiple split AC units
Network Availability:
Description Carrier Neutral, multiple carriers diverse points of entry. Tier 1 carriers & dark fibre available. Various resilient connection options
Providers Level 3, Hibernia Atlantic, Cogent, Virgin Media, SSE, C2, Vodafone, Internet Connections, Allegro Networks, BT, N3, Metronet, Avensys, Eison & peering groups
Fibre Vodafone, SSE, Level3, BT, Virgin Media, TeleData
Cabling Copper or fibre: To client requirements
Backhaul TeleData fibre: Owned, operated and lit direct fibre links to Central Manchester & London provides connectivity to national and international major carriers
Security and Fire Protection:
Monitoring Manned security on-site & CCTV surveillance throughout, via an independent ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre) – provides physical security and monitoring – BS5979
ARC 24 hrs Manned Security Control Room (ARC). ARC infrastructure has no dependencies on the data centre. BS5979 accredited, separate data centre centre for Security Control infrastructure & operations
Access 24 hrs – Biometric (Iris) scanners & swipe card access 24hr CCTV monitoring, visual verification 24/7. Racks are anonymous and have individual security codes
Perimeter Anti-climb fence, Infra-Red, remote voice challenge, automated gates CCTV monitoring to BS8418 24/7
Fire Detection VESDA smoke detection FM200 & Argonite suppression in data halls and critical plant rooms
PCIDSS Caged area or single racks