Tier:2 (not accredited, but performs to)
The Sheffield Data Centre
We proudly opened shop at the Sheffield Data Centre in June 2009 and we can be found in Holbrook, South Sheffield, located less than 8 miles from Sheffield’s city centre and just over 5 miles from Junction 31 of the M1. The Sheffield Data Centre provides businesses of all sizes in Sheffield and South Yorkshire high quality, reasonably priced and professionally managed online backup and web hosting – with a range of other services, including:
- Cloud Servers
- Dedicated Servers
- Other Data Centre Services.
And then in mid-2012 we leased a second unit in the same business park, nicknamed the Sheffield Data Centre Extension! It provides offices, meeting facilities and room for a further 18 racks and is now where the whole team currently works from.
The Sheffield Data Centre is owned, and run exclusively, by us at HA Hosting.
Data Centre Specification
|Tier:||2 (not accredited, but performs to)|
|Privately owned:||Yes, since inception|
|Hosting floor space:||46 racks in two halls when at capacity|
|Floor:||Raised access floor in Hall 1, solid concrete in Hall 2|
|Layout:||"Airlock" from main entrance to data area|
|Monitoring:||24x7 internal and external monitoring of building + infrastructure with automatic out of hours callout|
|Building amenities:||Car parking, toilets, kitchen/breakout (Hall 2)|
|Utility supply:||On-site YEDL substation direct to local ring, 3-phase feed to building|
|Power:||600A directly connected, additional capacity available|
|Footprint:||Up to 30A per rack
A+B to some racks with separate UPS and power phases
|Backup UPS:||Independent rack UPS protection for servers and core network|
|Backup generators:||On site 100kVA diesel generator|
|Fuel supply:||8 hours continuous at 100% with fuel supply arrangements|
|Cooling:||Three chilled water Evaporative Coolers with balanced ventilation / extraction|
|Air handling:||Hot / cold rack isles with contained hot air extraction|
|Security:||24x7 off-site monitored Honeywell alarm
Paxton Access control throughout building
Internal and External off-site monitored CCTV
|Access:||24 hour access available (for full and half rack customers)|
|Providers:||Level3 Fibre (gigabit/gigabit barer)
Virgin Media Business Fibre (gigabit/gigabit barer)
BT/Openreach DP with copper (RedCare, ADSL, customer specific lines)
|Core networking:||Redundant Cisco & ZyXEL switches, active / passive site edge routers with failover|
|Equipment networking:||Cisco & ZyXEL access switches, 100Mbit (Cisco), 1Gbit (ZyXEL) to the server, redundant switch ports available|
The Sheffield Data Centre is located in Holbrook, Sheffield.
Back in late 2008 / early 2009 as part of the initial planning phase, after consultations with Sheffield City Council, the Environment Agency and prospective clients, it was decided to locate the Data Centre out of the City Centre and Don Valley areas - away from the locations affected by the flooding in 2007, but still within the city limits.
The Environment Agency report on the location of the Sheffield Data Centre says the area is not at risk of "Flooding from rivers or sea without defences", and not at risk of "Extent of extreme flood".