We’ve recently announced that our Heywood House data centre project is well underway. The aim was to build an energy efficient, world-class hosting facility on the Isle of Man – this would provide the necessary infrastructure to support our continued growth but also enable us to launch a new range of hosting products and services. Whilst we wanted Heywood House to be somewhat of a green facility (with a low PUE), we haven’t compromised on the specification to achieve this level of efficiency.
We spent the best part of a year researching different facilities, varying approaches to data centre cooling, data centre case studies and we closely followed the progress of other datacentre developments in the UK, Ireland and further afield. This research, collaboration with leading equipment vendors – and a lengthly design phase culminated in the blueprint for the current project.
Every part of the data centre will be made up of premium components, whether that be the generators, switchgear, the UPS systems, access control, lighting systems, cooling, cabinets or the power distribution systems – each and every component is, we believe – best in class. Heywood House should be one of the most modern facilities of its type on the Isle of Man, and it should be right up there with the best metro data centres in the UK.
A brief overview of the datacentre specification can be found below, in the coming days we’ll add some pictures to give you an insight into the project as it develops. Continue reading “Heywood House facility specifications” »