DATA CenTre MeTro PoinT    Technical Minds with a Personal Approach
Your New Generation Data                      Metro Point’s location within the M25, Centre                               ...
Uptime institute          Undergoing review for    Tier iii Design Accreditation       Tier III Data Centre              W...
Data CentrePLUS Services A Flexible, Efficient,                         Our data centre clients can continue to Experience...
Our core data centre services can be           Our solutions allow you to pass the     grouped into 4 areas:              ...
Building Management Systems monitor           Alarm Monitoringand control services such as heating,ventilation and air-con...
Facility Summary     Cooling                                        Fire Detection & Suppression     Cold aisle containmen...
Security & Access                           Intelligent PDUInstallation of a comprehensive security    The In-Touch Intell...
Metro Point - Ground Floor                   Plant                     Car Park                                Plant8
Site Facilities                       • Work and rest room                       • Kitchen facilities                     ...
Sovereign Data Connect LtdMetro PointChalk LaneCockfostersHertfordshireEN4 9JQUKE: info@sovereignDC.comT: +44 (0)20 8216 3...
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Metro Point is an office building in Cockfosters that is going through extensive modification to fulfil client expectations of a Tier III data centre (currently undergoing review for Tier III Design Certification with the Uptime Institute). Located
only 14 miles north of the City of London, Metro Point is easily accessible from the M25 (J24) and by the Piccadilly Line Underground services to Cockfosters station. Constructed in phases, the technical space in each of the three data halls is approximately 500m². The facility features the most efficient mechanical and electrical infrastructure
available in a stable and secure data centre environment.

Clients can benefit from a choice of network providers, with low latency fibre services that are fully synchronous with The City, Docklands and other London business districts. Data Centre services are provided in a controlled environment, efficiently managing the centre’s 3.5MVA energy capacity, providing high density server installations and delivering
financial & operational benefits to clients.

The main features and benefits of the Sovereign data centre include:

Mechanical & Electrical Services
• 3.5MVA power supply
• N+1 diesel generation
• N+1 efficient cooling systems
• N+1 redundant UPS systems
• Fire suppression in data halls
• Leak detection
• Up to 8KW
• Multiple Diverse Fibre Providers

Specialties
Data Centre Services - Colocation
Data Centre Services - Hosted Services
Full Outsourced Services
Managed IT Services
Hosted Services
Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery
Security Solutions
IT Strategy
Network Solutions & Infrastructure Development
IT Due Diligence/Health Checks
Application Support
IT Project & Programme Management
IT Procurement Management
Training Services

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Sdc metro point brochure

  1. 1. DATA CenTre MeTro PoinT Technical Minds with a Personal Approach
  2. 2. Your New Generation Data Metro Point’s location within the M25, Centre close to - but remote from - London, means that clients utilising its services can Sovereign Data Connect (SDC) is a leading benefit from: provider of data centre solutions at it’s north London site. • being easily accessible • 2 miles south of J24/M25 The new-generation data centre, Metro • adjacent to Cockfosters tube station Point, is in an office building in Cockfosters that has been extensively • having a low risk profile (the area is an modified to fulfil client expectations. average 250 feet above sea level) Located only 14 miles north of the City of • low latency network services. London, Metro Point is easily accessible by car and by London Underground services.Prime Location 1
  3. 3. Uptime institute Undergoing review for Tier iii Design Accreditation Tier III Data Centre Why Tier III? Concurrently Maintainable The Uptime Institutes tiered classification Site Infrastructure system is an industry standard approach to site A concurrently maintainable data infrastructure functionality. It addresses common centre has redundant capacity benchmarking standard needs. components and multiple The four tiers which have been classified by The independent distribution paths Uptime Institute are: serving the computer equipment. • Tier 1: composed of a single path for power and Only one distribution path is cooling distribution, without redundant required to serve the computer components, providing 99.671% availability equipment at any time. The site • Tier II: composed of a single path for power and should have 12 hours of on-site cooling distribution, with redundant components, fuel storage for ‘N’ capacity. providing 99.741% availability The rating also requires all IT • Tier III: composed of multiple active power and equipment to be dual powered, cooling distribution paths, but only one path installed properly and compatible active, has redundant components, and is with the site’s architecture. concurrently maintainable, providing 99.982% availability • Tier IV: composed of multiple active power and cooling distribution paths, has redundant components, and is fault tolerant, providing 99.995%.2
  4. 4. Data CentrePLUS Services A Flexible, Efficient, Our data centre clients can continue to Experienced, Client Focused manage their own infrastructure but also have the flexibility to utilise additional Service infrastructure, desktop and development Specifically launched to deliver data centre skills, without managing multiple services, SDC works closely with it’s suppliers. This can be on an ad-hoc/ parent company, SBI Group PLC to be able project basis or built into the data centre to provide further on-site support for it’s contract. clients as and when needed. The addition of an extensive data centre SBI Group has been delivering IT services services capability in Metro Point enables for more than 16 years and expanded it’s clients to increase their reliance on the data centre offering to form SDC to fulfil quality and range of services delivered by the current client needs. a trusted partner. The entire Group has an admirable and International Standards hard-won reputation that demonstrates the company’s flexibility, responsiveness Our data centre is certified to and understanding of clients’ technology International standard, ISO 27001 and business requirements. - Information Security Management. Through the Group, we offer a wider range of services than many data centres. It is currently undergoing We term this spectrum of services as review with the Uptime Data CentrePLUS because we are more Institute for Tier III Design. than just a data centre. 3
  5. 5. Our core data centre services can be Our solutions allow you to pass the grouped into 4 areas: responsibility for the day-to-day IT operations to us. By outsourcing these Colocation Services daily functions, you can concentrate on By contracting for colocation services, our other IT functions and your core business, clients rely on Sovereign to support their making clients’ operations more business critical and network streamlined and efficient. infrastructure in a secure, modern data centre. We provide a safe, secure ‘home’ Fully Outsourced IT Services in which to install, operate and maintain Utilising outsourced IT services can corporate IT hardware, systems and reduce businesses’ IT costs and improve applications, supported by advanced power & cooling infrastructure in a data overall service quality. Sovereign ensures that IT is a business enabler rather than centre protected by sophisticated just a back-office function. management & monitoring systems. Flexible Services Hosted Services With the full outsourcing service, all IT We provide the computer systems that we functions, from high level procurement to run and maintain on our client’s behalf. day-to-day operations, are managed and The primary benefit to the hosted service performed by us. We are accountable for is that maintaining the system, keeping it the performance of all IT functions secure and backed up is our responsibility entrusted to us. – our client’s business continues to utilise All IT outsourcing contracts are managed the system, without the need for physical through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) space for their own staff to support it. that commits us to delivering precisely the level of service you require at the high Managed IT Services standards we have grown our service Some clients exploit Sovereign’s flexible from. range of services to fulfil specific support Sovereign’s 24/7 service desk manages requirements when they have a our clients’ services around the clock, substantial internal IT department but ensuring the least impact being require additional expertise on a frequent experienced by their core business when basis. disruptions occur.4
  6. 6. Building Management Systems monitor Alarm Monitoringand control services such as heating,ventilation and air-conditioning, ensuring One of the most powerful features is itsthey operate at maximum levels of ability to identify and communicate alarmefficiency and economy. This is achieved conditions ensuring a quick response andby maintaining the optimum balance business continuity.between conditions, energy usage andoperating requirements. Remote Monitoring Whether it is reacting to alarms orUtilities Management investigating the system, communicationOnly with the correct measurement of with the site remotely provides theutility consumption, will you be able to opportunity to evaluate and respondmanage your costs and remove energy accordingly.waste. Condition Based MaintenanceMonitoring and Targeting It is possible to diagnose the need forThe utility consumption of many premises maintenance or a service throughoften follows a regular profile. The system condition monitoring. This removes thecan record actual consumption data and need to perform unnecessary preventativethen compare it against the regular maintenance.profile.Building ManagementSystem 5
  7. 7. Facility Summary Cooling Fire Detection & Suppression Cold aisle containment is a highly effective IG-55 (50% Argon, 50% Nitrogen - form of airflow management that results Argonite) is a composite gas which in the optimisation of cold air usage. extinguishes most fires within 60 seconds. Specification • Acceptable for human exposure for • N+1 redundancy on Eco DX cooling short period of times system • Argon and Nitrogen are both naturally • Twin Compressors per circuit for high occurring gases so considered to be efficiency at part load environmentally friendly. • Twin refrigerant circuits • VESDA - is an air sampling fire alarm • Dual HP switch with auto reset timer system designed for very early warning for improved resilience fire and smoke detection • N+1 Power supplies. • 15 zone air sampling system. Benefits • The most efficient use of cold air Leak Detection • Reduced power usage (cooling system A leak detection system that identifies and hardware) within 1 metre, where the leak is by way • Helps achieve hot/cold aisle compliance of a mapped sensing cable and easy to TIA 942 and ASHRAE reference framed layout. • Reduced carbon footprint • Increased uptime • Increased resilience • Hotspot elimination.6
  8. 8. Security & Access Intelligent PDUInstallation of a comprehensive security The In-Touch Intelligent PDU solutionsand access solution. All people requiring incorporate the latest intelligence andaccess will have to abide by the access automation which will allow clients tocontrol procedures. measure, monitor, compare, report, display, improve and change as well as• Integrated Access Control, Alarm plan for future requirements. Monitoring and CCTV system• Net Access IP Access Control with Key Features intelligent remote controllers • 42U x 600mm x 800mm• IP CCTV capturing 30 images per • Alarms, Histories, Schedules and more second • View histories in graph or table display• 2.4m secure perimeter fencing format• Rotaguard anti-scaling barrier • Comprehensive administration• Manned 24x7x365 security privileges for users • Web based configuration & multi hostPower connectivityA resilient and robust power supply. Feature Rich Web Services The system offers a number of features,• 2.8MW of UPS conditioned power including:• 11kV HV power supply • Web based graphical displays• N+1 parallel redundant UPS system • Alarm databases with a tabular and• N+1 diesel generation to support HV graphical display failure • Temperature and energy logging• Fully diverse A+B power distribution through a Live interface paths• Flexible power densities to each rack• Refuelling contracts in place 7
  9. 9. Metro Point - Ground Floor Plant Car Park Plant8
  10. 10. Site Facilities • Work and rest room • Kitchen facilities • Storage facility with secure cabinets • Build room availability • Visitor parkingSecurity Fencing • Disabled access Load Bays Single Entry to Site 24/7 Manned Reception 9
  11. 11. Sovereign Data Connect LtdMetro PointChalk LaneCockfostersHertfordshireEN4 9JQUKE: info@sovereignDC.comT: +44 (0)20 8216 3333F: +44 (0)20 8216 3300 www.sovereignDC.com © 2012 Sovereign Data Connect Ltd, Metro Point, Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, Hertfordshire EN4 9JQ. Registered in England no. 07807835

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