Polaris Data Centre

Polaris Data Centre's Redundancy Design Features

To fully appreciate the sophistication of Polaris Data Centre’s redundancy design, it’s important to first understand the finer aspects of data redundancy. The process involves ensuring that there are contingencies in place to mitigate any issues with the equipment or facilities of a data centre. Simply put, data centre redundancy design keeps data safe!

In the case of the Polaris Data Centre, such contingencies are rarely needed. The sophistication of their countermeasures is what makes Polaris one of the most advanced facility of its kind in Australia. The Polaris Data Centre redundancy design, which features Electrical, Mechanical, Fire Suppression and manned security redundancy features, is SOC (Service Organisation Controls) certified meaning the safeguards and procedures in place have been publicly audited and appraised by security professionals.

To gain an understanding of just how safe the Polaris Data Centre is, take a read through the full list of data centre redundancy design features.

Electrical

Polaris functions with N+2 Computer Room Air-Conditioning Units (CRAC) on all Data Centre floors, which maintain the centre’s temperature to abide by ASHRAE levels.

Diverse underground 33kV Energex feeders from bulk supply sub-station fed from Powerlink 110kV supply unrivalled operating power.

N+2 Redundant 400kW Rotary UPS modules for essential mechanical load of tenant data.

Mechanical

Polaris’ APC InRow cooling units provide flexible, high-capacity cooling to server units to prevent overheating.

N+2 Main chillers, cooling towers and a dual redundant piping system to all equipment, provides under-floor chilled water distribution to Polaris’ 600mm raised floors.

A standby power generator provides support to 100% of Polaris’ mission critical mechanical services.

N+2 Redundant 2750kVA standby diesel emergency power with balance of essential supply to mechanical plant.

Fire Suppression & Detection

Polaris operate with inert gas fire suppression with associated gas extraction system and dampers.

All floors in the building are equipped with a VESDA type smoke detection and leak detection systems.

There are distributed fire alarm control equipment in place to avoid single point failure.

Four security monitored and alarmed fire escapes are positioned in critical locations.

Security

Polaris employs 24/7 onsite manned security, 365 days of the year

Biometric access control measures are employed at each man-trap on the Data Centre floor

Video surveillance is set up at all internal and external entries, lift lobbies, and data centre floors with digital storage and 24/7 monitoring

Bullet-proof glass to main foyer

A vehicle trap (capable of handling a long rigid vehicle) has also been put in place at Polaris’ secure loading bay

The Polaris Data Centre’s redundancy design is the best you will find in Australia. This Tier 3+ facility is fully SOC certified and will provide an unrivalled level of security for the tenants whose data resides within Polaris’s fortified walls.

If you are in the market for a fast, secure and fully certified data habitation solution, then Polaris, the best data centre in Australia, is your answer. Download the online brochure and inquire about becoming a tenant today, as spaces are limited.

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POLARIS DATA CENTRE

Polaris is widely regarded as Australia’s leading, most modern, highly secure, purpose built and designed to Tier 3+ standards data centre. The facility is unique in delivering an N+2, high availability solution that is reinforced with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) assuring a class leading 99.99% availability. The Tier 3+ rating demonstrates a concurrently maintainable, high security, high availability (N+2) facility that is successfully meeting the requirements of our tenants.

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