Pulsant has announced the official opening of a new data centre hall in its South London facility. Hall 7 is the latest development in a planned £20m investment across the site and features more than 400m2 of new data floor space to accommodate almost 200 racks.
The hall was built with energy efficiency, redundancy and security in mind. It was designed as a minimum to be a fully maintainable N+1 configuration across power and cooling, and features multiple points of presence (PoP) from a variety of carriers and providers, including Pulsant’s own resilient fibre network. With direct connectivity at low latency to five London major PoPs, as well as direct connections to major exchanges outside of London, the new facility offers a state-of-the-art, cost effective and extremely well connected base for all hybrid service customer requirements.
“The construction of Hall 7 is just the latest step in our plan to expand the capacity and services delivered from our South London data centre site to include eight purpose built data halls, bringing the total area to 3,300m2. As it stands, the new hall expands our capabilities in this attractive location just outside the City and has met our customers’ demand for more space in a highly secure, connected and resilient facility,” says Matt Lovell, CTO, Pulsant.
The South London data centre, one in Pulsant’s network of 14 owned and operated sites, is a Tier 3 equivalent facility that features round the clock on site security, ISO9001, 14000, 27001, 22301, Cyber Security Essential, CSA Star and PCI DSS accreditation.
The new data hall also includes the latest design innovations on both plant and materials, such as a Eurobond insulation to reduce temperature increases as a result of environmental changes, dynamic thermodynamic monitoring technologies for heat and cooling optimisation as well as the latest rack containment systems to maximise efficiency across all areas of the environment.
Hall 7 was officially opened on 21st April 2017, while the longer term site upgrade is due for completion in 2020.