Network Infrastructure

Network Infrastructure

Data Centre

We run all of our core web hosting and co-location services from our private racks in the Next Generation Data data centre in Newport - this is the biggest data centre in Europe!

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Network

Our upstream connectivity is provided by a fully redundant BGP network consisting of two separate hardware vendors which provide redundancy not only in the network level, but also the hardware level and with low latancy to the UK, Europe and the US.

Datacentre Information

Next Generation Data is the biggest datacentre in Europe and also the only datacentre in the UK to have a direct connection to the super grid, meaning that traditional points of failure within power distribution are eliminated.

Europe's largest data centre offers Tier 3+ colocation solutions from upward of half a rack, and can support all requirements to 60KW per rack. This fortress style structure is ideally situated close to the M4 corridor, well away from flood plains and flightpaths with the benefit of diverse Internet transit and high speed networking to and independent of London.

The data centre provides us with the following features as standard for both service and redundancy:

Building Features

Tier 3+ Facility

NGD is a Tier 3+ facility, providing redundancy and allowing for maintenance on infrastructure without an at risk period and is considered the no 1 Tier 3 data centre outside of London

Largest DataCentre in Europe

Over 750000 square feet and set in a 50 acre campus, this datacentre is the largest in Europe and with power and IT infrastructure to match.

Some of the largest companies in the world have located at NGD for their current and future needs

Power densities and configurations from 2kW to 20kW per rack

Standard 4kW racks are available with the ability to provision over 20+ kW if required for specialist equipment and racks

Uses 100% renewable energy

Despite the vast power capabilities of this site, all power is sourced from 100% renewable energy sources

Private connection to the national super grid

NGD has its own private connection to the Super Grid via an on-site primary substation, supplying 90MW with future capacity for 180MW.

It's clean, from 100% renewable resources, ultra-reliable and powerful enough to run a city. No other European Data Centre has this kind of power

Minimum of N+1 redundancy on high speed network

NGD has vast amounts of connectivity and recently added services into Microsoft ExpressRoute

Multiple fibres from separate fibres coming into the building coupled with dual fed racks and switches provide redundancy from failures

N+1 to N+3 Cooling

Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) Resiliance (N+1 to N+3), depending on data hall size

24/7/365 Manned Security

Security team in place and strict access control procedures to building to meet government standards

Data centre located within it's own secure compound, with 4 metre fencing and electric entry, including anti-tailgate systems and bespoke CCTV solutions

N+1 UPS

Critical Power N+N UPS systems

Priority Refuelling Contract

N+1 48 hours of fuel on site with priority refuel contracts in place to ensure resupply of fuel to site if required

ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001, PDI DSS Compliance, SSAE16/ISAE3402 Type I and II Certified and IIP Committed

ISO9001 - Quality Management

ISO14001 - Environmental Management

ISO27001 - Information Security Management

PCI DSS Compliance - Payment Card Industry

SSAE16/ISAE3402 - Assurance

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Overview of the Data Centre site

Hardware

Our main hosting infrastructure is based exclusively on hardware supplied by Extreme Networks for our core and edge network infrastructure and from Dell for our servers. Both vendors have been chosen carefully due to their proven reliability, support and features offered.

Extreme Networks provides high-performance, open networking innovations for enterprises, services providers, and internet exchanges and are now one of the largest networking companies in the world.

Dell are well established within the global server market and produce hardware with a good record in reliability for mission critical applications as well as consistently producing innovative solutions.