New high availability ‘Maylands’ secure data centre to open in New Year
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Gyron has just started work to bring online an additional data centre in Hemel Hempstead, in the South East of England.
According to the company, when open for customer occupation in Q1 2012, the new Maylands facility will complement the existing Centro facility, also in Hemel Hempstead, that was opened by the company in 2009.
Gyron said the new data centre facility was located close to the M1 and M25 motorways encircling London, the new facility is set within a secure private 170,000 compound with 66,000 sq ft of datacentre space and 22,000 sq ft of associated offices and disaster recovery areas. The site will will feature dual redundant 8MW power supplies from two dedicated on-site HV substations, as well as diverse connections to multiple fibre optic connectivity providers.
The company confirmed that state-of-the art security measures will be in place, including 24/7 on-site security staff, full digital CCTV coverage, Government certified vehicular impact protection, blast proof windows-, and prison specification electrified perimeter fencing.
Gyron’s managing director Robin Balen said: “We’ve been able to bring forward our expansion plans. The new Maylands datacentre will give us capacity for up to an additional 1,200 racks to continue to support our customers’ most critical IT applications.”
The Maylands data centre has been planned to support six individual data suites, each with the capacity to host 1MW of customer IT load and supporting rack densities of up to 28kW and a PUE of between 1.2 and 1.3 with full 2N power resiliency. Ben Miller, operations director, added: “We will also be extending our existing ISO 14001 accreditation to cover the new facility.”