Global Switch 2: Europe’s Largest Purpose-built Data Centre

deeserve exclusively owns and manages racks at Global Switch 2 – for Private Cloud and Managed Colocation data centre services in London.

Global Switch 2: Europe’s Largest Purpose-built Data Centre

Give your business best-in-class, managed IT solutions, delivered from a world-class data centre. deeserve exclusively owns and manages hardware at Global Switch 2 – one of the most prestigious, resilient and sought-after data centres in the world – for our Private Cloud and Managed Colocation services.

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  • What’s so special about GS2?

    Global Switch 2 is no ordinary building. It was purpose-built to be a data centre, from the ground up – not converted from a previous use. Every detail was considered in its design; from location to materials.

    That means performance, power and resilience are optimised to the highest degree possible. Simply put, it’s the most uncompromising, tightly-run data centre available for critical IT services.

    Temperature and humidity are centrally controlled for optimal hardware performance. Specially trained maintenance and cleaning crews keep everything in optimal running order.

    An uninterrupted power supply, with an additional 48-hour backup diesel generator (and a 24/7 refuelling contract), ensures total continuity – even if the double-redundant primary power supply is lost.

    Little details – like raised interior floors fitted with anti-static tiles, to prevent accidental data loss through static discharge – show just how committed to resilience GS2 is. Specialist fire suppression systems are installed, which significantly mitigate losses in the event of a fire, and security detail runs on-site, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

    We don’t just sell rack space at GS2. We exclusively own and operate hardware at the GS2 data centre. deeserve can offer custom-designed Private Cloud and Managed Colocation solutions, tailor made for your company, with GS2’s unrivalled security, uptime, resilience and performance.

  • UK Data Centre, London Docklands

    UK data centres like Global Switch 2 align with regulations and compliance when handling highly sensitive and confidential data. And a data centre closer to your operational base can grant faster physical access at business-critical core hours.

    But that doesn’t mean all your traffic has to be local. GS2 is located in the heart of the UK’s internet infrastructure, in London Docklands. The area boasts an abundance of national and global connectivity options, giving you lightning-fast, direct access to international networks.

    This uncompromising, double-redundant connectivity gives you an ultra-low latency internet connection, and fully scalable bandwidth – starting at a minimum of dual 1Gb ports – that can grow with the needs of your business.

  • Total Peace of Mind

    Because GS2 was built to be as resilient as possible, you can rest assured that your service will continue in even the most extreme scenarios. You’ll never have to worry about your data centre solution again – but if there’s anything you need, we’re only ever a phone call away.

    deeserve provides customers with full support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and so does the always-staffed GS2 data centre.

  • Global Switch 2 Data Centre Technical Specifications

  • Connectivity

    Carrier Neutral
    Network dense with access to multiple global and regional carriers and ISPs, offering Dark Fibre, Wavelength, Ethernet, MPLS, VPLS, IP Transit, Peering, CDN, Storage, Virtualised Services (SDN), Voice and Mobile Services
    Access to multiple cloud services through leading public, private and hybrid cloud solution providers
    2 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
    6 diverse building entry points
    Diverse cable routes and pathways
    Campus fibre system interconnecting London East and London North
    Roof space availability for satellite and antenna equipment
    Multiple LINX Fibre/Capacity Partners and remote peering service providers

  • Security

    Operations Centre with personnel on-site 24/7, 365 day a year
    Security guard patrols, 24 hours a day
    Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
    CCTV records kept for 31 days
    Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas
    Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDs)
    Strict access control procedures to ISO 27001
    Access control using proximity card readers
    Physical access via mantrap
    Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365

  • Power

    132kV utility supply with N+N redundancy
    Utility power supply capacity of 46MVA (current)
    Technical (IT) power and mechanical systems supplied by on-site Diesel Rotary UPS with N+2 redundancy
    Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
    On-site fuel storage to support 48 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
    Offering 2,000 W/m2 as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported

  • Cooling

    41.57MW of installed cooling provision
    Minimum N+2 resilience on all systems
    CRAH units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
    Diverse distribution pipework throughout
    Chilled water cooling system
    In-rack cooling capability, if required

  • Fire Detection and Suppression

    Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
    Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24 hours a day)
    Inergen gas suppression system in technical areas

  • Be Part of GS2 – London’s Premier International Data Centre

    Don’t settle for less. Get an individually designed data centre solution from deeserve, at Global Switch 2. Your exclusive installation at GS2 will be built with custom, elite-level hardware, for one business: yours.

    Want to know more? Let’s talk about what your business can achieve with hardware installed at the GS2 data centre. Call us on 01509 80 85 86 or send your message to [email protected].

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