The Level 3 Goswell Road data centre site is connected to Adapt’s UK data centre network via resilient links, enabling load balancing and synchronous replication across multiple production environments.

Level 3 data centres are carrier-neutral and directly connected to all major telecommunications and data networks, with access to all major peering points including Telehouse East and North and Telecity. Offering network interconnects with all the major telecoms providers, the site is an ideal communications hub – we can also arrange any carrier cross-connects and cable routing throughout the facility.

Adapt has worked in close partnership with Level 3 London data centres for over 10 years and is a European Premier Master Reseller.

Level 3 London City facilities overview


  • Tier III specification data centre
  • Located in central London just outside the City; close proximity to Docklands
  • Total size: 25,143m2
  • Tier 1 IP backbone
  • Ideal for low latency bandwidth
  • Key node for access to Level 3 CDN
  • Carrier connectivity: Level 3, BT, Cable & Wireless, Interoute, Neos, Cogent, THUS, Verizon, AT&T, EU Networks, Virgin, Colt, NTT

Benefits


  • Integrated with Adapt’s UK data centre network
  • Directly connected to Level 3 IP backbone
  • On-net to global financial community, major content and media providers
  • Various transport offerings
  • Flexible power solutions
  • kW commercial models
  • Carrier neutral facility
  • Rapid deployment of custom build private suites
  • Managed data centre infrastructure
  • Flexible contract terms
  • Intelligent integrated active server enclosures
  • Environmental sensors included as standard
  • Secure local and remote cabinet access
  • Ideal for split site solutions and synchronous replication
  • High Availability (HA) services
  • 24x7 physical access

Connectivity


  • IP transit from a choice of Tier 1 providers
  • MPLS for higher bandwidth and low latency data transfer
  • Resilient inter-site data centre connectivity
  • Ideal for low latency bandwidth
  • Fibre channel
  • Wavelengths

Space and power options


  • Caged private areas with a range of enhanced security offerings
  • Custom builds bespoke to unique requirements
  • Power density options up to 7kW (16 amps) per rack

Intelligent rack options


  • Intelligent IQ cabinets with high availability and full redundancy
  • Environmental sensors included as standard
  • Humidity and 2 x door microswitches
  • Secure local and remote access integrated into Adapt’s Management Portal
  • Environmental and power monitoring

Building


  • Minimum floor to ceiling clearance: 2,570mm from top of raised floor
  • 350-550mm raised floor height (depending on floor)
  • Raised floor loading 14kN/m2 > Structural floor slab 21kN/m2

General facilities


  • Dedicated loading area
  • Customer test room and storage area
  • 2 goods lifts (maximum loads 3,950kg and 4,400kg)

Power


  • Dual redundant 20MVA, 33k dedicated underground mains feeds
  • 4 (5 ultimate) x 4.3MVA and 2x2.0MVA diesel-driven emergency power generators
  • Automatic start in less than 1 minute to feed 100% of the facility
  • Fuel storage for 24hr continuous operation at 100% load
  • 3 separate systems of 5 x 625kVA hybrid rotary UPS module providing 2500kVA output each with N+1 redundancy
  • 1 system of 5x500k VAUPS modules providing 2000kVA total output with N+1 redundancy
  • Total facility UPS capacity 9500kVA N+1
  • 15 minute battery autonomy per UPS module
  • Dual redundant A and B distribution
  • Underfloor power track distribution system

Cooling


  • 750W/m2 average cooling capability over the gross space
  • Underfloor cooling air distribution
  • Temperature regulated to <26°C
  • Humidity regulated overall to 50%RH +/- 20%
  • Under floor cooling air distribution
  • Technical areas positively pressurised to minimise dust ingress

Fire detection and suppression


  • Very Intelligent Early Warning (VIEW) detection, above and below raised floor
  • Smoke extraction system at 12 air changes per hour
  • Double interlocked pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system

Level 3 London City Data Centre security


  • Full electronic access control system, based on proximity cards with photo and PIN keypads
  • Intruder detection system on escape and riser doors
  • CCTV monitoring and recording of all access points and circulation areas
  • Remote 24x7 security monitoring
  • Biometric palm scanners for colocation areas

Building management system (BMS)


  • 24x7 local monitoring and logging of environment alarms and conditions
  • Critical alarm repeating to London RMC
  • Full perimeter under-floor leak detection linked to BMS

Telecoms infrastructure


  • Facility is designed to accommodate standard rack/cabinets of 2,200mm nominal height
  • Power distributed under floor, fibre and copper cabling distributed overhead (fibre within managed containment system, copper within heavy duty racking system)
  • 3 fibre access points

Associated infrastructure and networking services


  • Remote monitoring via Adapt’s Management Portal
  • Remote/intelligent hands
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Range of managed services

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