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Northern Ireland Data Centre

The first-choice data centre for
a growing number of businesses

Prescient DC’s modern large-scale Northern Ireland data centre is unique. No other data centre
in the UK offers its combination of strategic location close to the EU border, carrier neutrality and unbeatably fast connections to North America. Built to Tier-3 concurrently maintainable standard, it’s also
impressively reliable, resilient, safe and secure.

solutions from 3.5kW to 25kW per rack

high touch security

Building management and maintenance

3-stage, VESDA built fire detection and suppression

relocation service

N+1 configured cooling, 24/7 24ºC (+/- 2ºC) at every IT rack

Twin generators to N+1 standards, on-site fuel tanks provide 3 days of continuous performance

Flexible carrier-neutral data centre you can select and configure to suit your need

It’s the more strategic choice

We are located in the Atlantic Link Enterprise Campus, adjacent to the University of Ulster in Coleraine (and little over an hour’s drive from Belfast).

Our unique proximity to the GTT transatlantic cable landing station enables the UK’s lowest latency connections to North America at just 56ms. This is empowering growth of the digital economy, connecting both UK and international providers of IT services and cloud solutions.

As well as the many other reasons that make our Northern Ireland data centre a great choice, we are the ideal location for organisations looking to establish a UK and EU presence near to one another. We’re just 30 miles from the border and provide world-class facilities that are in step with – or ahead of – the best data centres on the UK mainland.

It’s the more reliable and resilient choice

At Prescient DC, we take extremely good care of our clients and their IT. To us, failure is not an option. It’s easy to say that, of course, so here’s the proof…

Our Northern Ireland data centre has been painstakingly built to Tier 3 concurrently maintainable standard. In fact, every part of every critical system is designed to meet the requirements of Tier 3 (or, in most instances, exceed them).

And everything critical to the smooth running of your servers and systems is configured to be incredibly resilient. In fact, external faults, maintenance or even operator error could never cause you a loss of power, cooling or connectivity.

It’s the more comfortable choice

Prescient DC can offer a flexible range of colocation options, including rack sizes, PDU types, short-term contracts, bespoke design, and support services.

As the first commercial carrier-neutral data centre in Northern Ireland, you can select and configure your connectivity to suit your needs – and change it as necessary.

Migrating your servers and critical IT to our Northern Ireland data centre is easy, too. We’ offer specialist support services that makes the process swift, smooth and secure. What’s more, in certain instances, our relocation service is FREE.

With hot desks and permanent office space, plus build rooms to run, install and test your hardware – and even a kitchen and showers to help you stay refreshed – our data centre is as comfortable for you and your staff as it is for your servers.

Setting the bar high with the
Prescient Data Centres Specifications

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Our Northern Ireland data centre opened in the spring of 2019. It is a single-story, modern, high-quality facility with 6 data halls of 750kW (or 204 racks) each, and a total of 1,200 cabinet footprints.

  • 45,000 sq ft of net technical capacity
  • From a quarter rack to 21,000 sq ft available
  • 4.5MW across 6 x 750kW data halls
  • High-density solutions from 3.5kW to 25kW per rack
  • 3.4m floor-to-ceiling height
  • Floor loading to 14kN

Building management
and maintenance

As a world-class data centre, it’s no surprise that we have put in place a state-of-the-art building management system (BMS). It brings the critical operations of the data centre together, allowing them to be carefully monitored by our expert team.

  • 24/7 building operation with personnel on-site at all times
  • Full central BMS with alarms
  • On-site facilities management team undertaking a full schedule of planned preventative maintenance programmes
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Good security is an entry-level requirement for any data centre. But Prescient DC’s multi-dimensional approach to data-centre security provides especially impressive levels of protection for your data and IT.

We’ve personnel on site 24/7. The perimeter is surrounded by 3-metre-high anti-climb fencing. Our hi-def CCTV systems monitor all interior, exterior strategic locations and access points. Video footage is retained for security purposes and to protect your hardware investment.

Biometric scanning together with anti-passback systems and man traps contribute to access control that is incredibly rigorous, yet fast and friendly.

  • 24/7 on-site security
  • Proximity cards access to all areas including mantrap access
  • External and internal CCTV
  • 3m anti-climb security fence to site
  • Vehicle lock to site entrance
  • Pedestrian turnstile at fence line
  • 8m sterile zone between security fence and building line or critical plant
  • Can be List X compliant
  • Intruder-detection alarms
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Fire detection and suppression

Fires in data centres are rare and we take every precaution to prevent them. But that’s not enough. So, to provide ultimate protection, we’ve a very early warning aspirating smoke detection system (VESDA) and sophisticated fire suppression system too.

  • Full 3-stage fire detection system
  • Double interlock mist fire suppression
  • Fire detection and suppression linked and managed by central BMS
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Cooling is a critical factor for hosted servers and telecoms equipment, and a prerequisite for any modern colocation data centre. Prescient DC’s cooling systems ensure your IT is operating within its optimum temperature-and-humidity envelope at all times.

Cooling throughout our data centre is via highly resilient and economical indirect evaporative and adiabatic air conditioning units in an N+1 configuration, providing ‘free cooling’. It maintains 24ºC (+/- 2ºC) at the front of every IT rack position – and does so 24/7.

Colocation suites can be built to your individual requirements, and have the cooling systems, margins and levels of redundancy that you specify (from N to 2N resilience or greater).

What’s more, we make certain that your equipment is immune to any failure in the cooling system or the electrical feeds to it.

Our total mechanical system is UPS-backed in an N+1 configuration. Our data centre employs the most efficient and resilient designs available, and these meet our own stringent EODC (energy-optimised data centre) philosophy.

  • Minimum N + 1 cooling infrastructure
  • Total mechanical UPS and battery backup at N + 1
  • Total cooling infrastructure linked and managed by BMS
  • Regulated humidity
  • Designed PUE of less than 1.15
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The electrical systems in the Prescient DC data centre meet Tier-3 levels of reliability. Electrical power is delivered to the data centre via dual fully redundant feeds in a resilient ring structure and backed by on-site generators.

The ring structure means that both feeds from the substation continue to operate fully even if half of the ring is lost.

If one power feed fails, automated detection systems load-shed the data centre to its on-site diesel generator plant. If both power feeds fail, a full automated switchover to the diesel generator backup occurs. (This switchover is regularly tested to ensure that in times of crisis, your services continue uninterrupted.)

For additional peace of mind, our on-site power generation capability is more than enough to power the whole Prescient DC colocation data centre. Twin generators to N+1 standards ensure full power performance even if one generator fails.

Our on-site fuel tanks provide for 3 days continuous full-load running. And contracted priority refueling covers the unlikely scenario of a longer-lasting emergency.

  • Mains power supplied via 2 x 11kV incomers
  • Power-surge management
  • N+N power solution to racks
  • N+N UPS with battery backup
  • N+1 backup generators with 72-hour autonomy
  • Refueling contracts for fuel

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Prescient Data Centres offers comprehensive support services, from office space to technical deployment, with trusted partner collaborations.

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Prescient Data Centres offers comprehensive support services, from office space to technical deployment, with trusted partner collaborations.

Contact us for a quote

You can contact Prescient DC for a swift initial quote on colocation and connectivity at our Northern Ireland data centre using this form. We will respond as soon as we can, which is usually the same working day.