Data Centre Highlights
Our dedicated electricity supply was designed and installed to meet our diverse electrical needs. Power is routed through our lightning protection system, Generator changeover panel and redundant UPSs before getting to the servers. This ensures that all power to the servers is supplied at a smooth rate.
Our Uninterruptible Power Supplies protect our network in case of power failure. Should the power to our network fail, our high power UPS automatically kicks in to take the load of all the servers and network hardware.
As our second line of defence against power failure we have installed three industrial generators, capable of supplying enough electricity to our entire data centre and office area for an indefinite period of time. This means that in the event of a major utility power failure your web site will still be available.
To guard against the threat of lightning (which could send spikes through the electricity supply and damage servers) we have installed a Furse lightning protection system. If an illegal spike is detected the system automatically takes this spike and destroys it. This system provides protection between all sets of conductors (phase to neutral, phase to earth and neutral to earth) ensuring total protection and closing all transient paths to equipment.
Fire Alarms are in place with very early smoke detection apparatus (VESDA) installed. Should a fire break out in the data centre then our FM200 Fire Suppression System will be triggered, in seconds FM200 gas will be released into the room extinguishing the fire. FM200 is a computer friendly gas that will not harm computers or leave a residue.
Our data centre is equipped with powerful air conditioning systems to maintain a consistently controlled environment.
In the unlikely event that water leaks into the data centre then sensors throughout the area will detect the leak and sound the alarm to our network operations centre staff.
High Security and ISO 27001
CWCS Managed Hosting is certified to the information security standard ISO 27001. We have extensive security measures and an engendered ‘security culture’ that runs throughout our organisation.
Our data centres were built with security in mind, equipped with the latest in access control and intruder protection systems fully protected and linked to the RedGuard system that will notify the Police automatically in the event of a security breach. We have five levels of security from entering the building to the data centre, restricted by pin number access, key and motion sensors. Our data centres are also monitored by CCTV recording systems at all times.
We maintain a storage "buffer" of replacement hardware onsite to support all client's system components, such as hard drives, network cards, memory and power supplies. We offer free hardware replacement on hardware that we supply.