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DATA CENTRES

Why Choose Athena Data Centres?

Our colocation facility, provides the highest levels of resilience, security and connectivity, ensuring our client's critical data & applications are always available and secure.

Everything we do is underpinned by world class technical expertise and support.

Location

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Tameside Drive,
Birmingham,
B6 7AY

Certifications

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Currently attaining
ISO 9001, 14001, 27001 & 50001

Ownership

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Athena Data Centres
Part of the
Athena Vaults Group of companies

Operations

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On-site Network Operations Centre
for in-house monitoring

Transport

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City location easily accessible from local railway stations and close to main motorway M6.

Amenities

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Various levels of remote hands support
available, on-site showers/kitchen for clients,
3rd party engineers, build rooms, client meeting rooms/hot desks, ample parking.

Specifications

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Athena Data Centres aim is to provide flexible & scalable colocation for both the retail and wholesale markets.  With the current technical floor space built to cater for approx. 750 racks, clients can be assured of ample room to grow & scale their infrastructure as required.

Athena Tech Specification
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Power

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Capacity: 4MVA supply to site, max capacity
to site without additional infrastructure upgrade 9MVA. A+B Eaton switchgear using ABB breakers.

Feeds: A+B feeds from 2N UPS pairs to each rack

UPS: Eaton 9395 UPS 750kW max load, current capacity allocated to Data Hall 1 is 400kW, at Denco full load the battery autonomy is 5 mins

Generators: A+B 1250 kVA FG Wilson Generators, with belly tank storage for 24 hours at full load.

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Environment

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System: Denco DMF 65 units provide an efficient Combi-cool air flow in an N+1 Configuration.

Regulation:  Intelligent management holding Optimum temperatures within ASHRAE range.

Air Handling: Data Hall cooling is N+1 with Denco downflow units (65kW each), using  Combi-cool technology.

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Security

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Monitoring:   Secure operations room which monitors CCTV, BMS, Data Hall power, cooling and resiliency.

Access:  State of the art access control with Bio-metrics throughout the facility.

Perimeter: A secure perimeter with two stage gated access and a state of the art CCTV.

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Fire Prevention

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Detection: VESDA(very early smoke detection)

Reaction: On-Site manual investigation, action and escalation, double knock system in place for Data Hall activation.

Suppression: IG55 gas suppression installed in the Data Hall.

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Connectivity

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Carrier-Neutral Data Centre:  Access to a diverse fibre backbone running from Manchester to London Docklands and into multiple data centres over a route resilient fibre path

UK Tier 1 Carriers: IP Transit Providers and Hyperscale Cloud Platforms (including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud). Benefit from connecting with key Internet Exchanges such as LINX, DE-CIX and AMS-IX to name a few.

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What Else

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SLA:  99.99% Enterprise class SLA

Support: Customer support with remote hands capability.

Data Hall:   Pre-populated 96 rack 46U hall with A + B 32A power feeds and rack PDU’s providing an average of 4kW per rack capacity which can be extended.

Data Centre Expansion

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The build of a second Data Hall is underway and will add a total additional capacity of 640 racks at an average of 4kW per rack. We will be able to provide clients with bespoke colocation solutions ranging for a single rack to fully secure private suites and PODs with multiple rack configurations and cabling options.

Data Centre Cooling

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  • The data centre cooling solution is designed to maximise efficiency by incorporating EC water pumps and EC outdoor fans, along with integrated buffer vessels to cool the data halls.
  • The intergrated control system is designed to minimise the amount of mechanical load required to provide 100% cooling in suitable conditions, and partial cooling up to 5K below the temperature set point when required.
  • Cooling capacities are from as low as 10kW up to 130kW.
  • Multiple power, cooling and network backups.
  • Rapid data deployment.
  • Upgradable and expandable power and cooling infrastructure in place.

Our Data Centre Partners

ABB Circuit Breakers
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