Why Colocate at Prescient DC? Because we do it right.

Formerly known as 5NINES, we have a reputation for operating data centres for demanding companies world-wide. As a result, the facility we built in Northern Ireland was designed by industry professionals with decades of experience in providing reliable, state-of-the-art, bespoke solutions from the ground up, which are future-proofed for your long term objectives. We only select plant and equipment that has been tried and tested, and meets our stringent criteria.

It is no surprise that our facility in Northern Ireland has been built to world class standards and leads the way in flexibility, resilience, security and efficiency

The whole facility is monitored and maintained to the highest standards, ensuring 99.999% uptime, all the time. Leaving you to concentrate on your business, safe in the knowledge that your racks and servers are safe and always on.

Key Benefits

Prescient DC has a reputation for designing and building first class properties and data centres for demanding companies.

We used this knowledge and experience to deliver ourselves a truly world class data centre facility here in Northern Ireland

Member of the Prescient team meeting a client in a data hall


Prescient DC prides itself on offering colocation solutions established with 99.999% levels of resilience and reliability. You can be assured that our colocation data centres have spared no expense building resilience in from the very start.

Carrier Neutral

The first commercial carrier neutral colocation facility in Northern Ireland. We provide you with an environment where you decide on the best partners to deliver your connectivity, and are not burdened or obligated to purchase connectivity or transit from only one source. Our facility gives you the greatest choice.


Prescient DC works with its customers, and can offer a flexible range of options. This can include rack sizes, PDU types, short term contracts, bespoke design and support services. If you want it, just ask.

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Physical Security

Physical security measures will protect your data and crucial IT infrastructure. Our facility, based on proven security measures, embraces a multi-dimensional approach to data centre security as well as facility access, assuring that your servers and other equipment remain safe from factors like fire, power outages, intruders or potential man-made disasters.

Our proven authentication process consisting of Anti passback systems, Man traps, with key card security allow us to maintain a friendly, fast, and efficient means to maintain access control to your equipment.

You can access your equipment at any time of the day or night, without prior notice if necessary, but no-one else can interact with your investment without your knowledge and permission.

  • On-site security personnel

    On-site personnel, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

  • Biometric Authentication

    Biometric fingerprint, face, and iris scanning technology for giving your staff fast and secure access to your equipment.

  • Video surveillance

    Our Hi-definition CCTV systems monitor all interior, exterior strategic locations and access points with video footage retained for security purposes to protect your hardware investment.


Cooling is a critical factor for hosted servers, telecommunications equipment and a prerequisite for any colocation data centre worth its reputation. For consistent, reliable, high-integrity services, equipment must operate within its optimum temperature and humidity envelope at all times.

Our total mechnical system is UPS backed in an n+1 configuration for your peace of mind. Our data centres provide the most efficient and resilient designs available on the market and meet our own stringent EODC (energy optimised data centre) philosophy.

The cooling solution is designed to maintain 24C +/- 2C at the front of every IT rack position 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Cooling throughout the colocation data centre is via highly resilient and economical indirect evaporative and adiabatic air conditioning units in an N+1 configuration, providing “free cooling”. For colocation suites we will build to your individual requirements, and have the cooling systems, margins and levels of redundancy that the customer specifies, from n to 2n resilience or greater.

The Prescient DC cooling systems ensure your servers and co-located telecoms equipment is always operating within its optimum environmental conditions. The environment is immune to any failure in the cooling system or the electrical feeds to them.


The electrical systems in the Prescient DC data centre are also designed to meet Tier 3 levels of reliability. Electrical power is delivered to the data centre of dual fully-redundant feeds through a resilient ring structure. Both feeds from the substation continue to operate securely and reliably even f half of the ring is lost.

If a power feed fails, automated detection systems load-shed the data centre to on-site diesel generator plant. If both power feeds fail, a full automated switchover to diesel generator backup occurs.

This switchover is regularly tested to ensure that in times of crisis, your services continue uninterrupted.

Our on-site power generation capability is more than enough to power the whole Prescient DC colocation data centre indefinitely. Twin generators to n+1 standards ensure full power performance even if one generator fails.

The on-site fuel tanks provide for 3 days continuous full load running, and contracted priority refuelling ensures emergencies. Our dedication to the efficiency of your data estate makes certain that no matter the crisis, Prescient DC is there to resourcefully manage policies and processes against known and unknown factors.

  • Global systems integrator

    We have used Prescient DC in several locations now. Consistently professional and on hand to support new requirements.

    Global systems integrator
  • Global software provider

    Prescient made sure that our relocation project went without a hitch. We’re now in a much more modern secure facility and have reduced our costs considerably. Very pleased.

    Global software provider
  • NI IT Business

    Prescient DC are a pleasure to work with and are always there when we need them.

    NI IT Business