Our Data Centre Facilities
1 Motive tailors your co-location needs to work within your budget so you don't have to compromise on housing your data in anything less than the most technically competent data centre space commercially available in Australia.
The Global Switch facility is rated against criteria from international body The UpTime Institute, our facility ranks at a tier three plus rating - currently the highest rating achievable in Australia. The overall facility is designed for an availability rating of power plus environmentals at 99.999 per cent.
The overall facility is designed for an availability rating of power plus environmentals at 99.999 per cent.
1 Motive's Sydney data centre is based in Ultimo only five minutes from the city centre. Some of the technical features of our facility are listed below:
Designed to accommodate 600mm clear depth access flooring throughout technical areas.
Electrical Authority Supply
Two (2) 33kV cable feeds from switching station with two(2) 33/11kV transformers providing n+1 redundancy.
11kV cabling reticulated to transformers on each level, arranged in parallel redundant configuration. Cabling originates from 11kV switchboards connected to direct diesel coupled rotary UPS systems providing continuous output for critical loads and short break output for noncritical loads.
Power of up to 1,000 watts/m2 plus power for air-conditioning plant with cable and transformer capacity for 1000w/m2 on any floor.
N+1 for all equipment including cable reticulation.
UPS and Standby Power Generation System
Provided by direct diesel-backed Piller rotary UPS systems that fully support the facility under maximum load with combination of continuous and short break supplies.
Generator Fuel Capacity
48 hours fuel capacity onsite with 24x7 fuel supply contract to be executed to increase operational time.
Constant 22oC +/- 1oC. Relative humidity 50% +/- 10% at control instruments.
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning System
Chilled water produced by water-cooled central chillers in (n+1) configuration, circulated to down blow process coolers in technical areas. Cooling towers located in roof plantroom. HVAC System will use non- HCFC refrigerants.
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Features
On floor chilled water ring main served by three(3) independent risers, each riser sized for 50% load at maximum capacity.
Chiller Back-up Power Supply
Chillers provided with continuous power from diesel-backed rotary UPS system.
n+1 for central chillers and cooling towers. On floor process coolers to be n+1 as a minimum or a 125% load at maximum capacity. Cooling tower water storage will have a capacity of 48 hours of operation in the event of mains failure. Water supply will also incorporate dual connections to authorities main.
Carriers permitted to install interior proprietary cabling. Global Switch managed installations to structured wiring plans and cable management practices.
Three-stage fire detection system that maximises detection.
Double interlocked pre-action sprinkler system to the technical areas, conventional wet pipe sprinkler system to the ancillary areas. The double interlocked pre-action sprinkler system requires a signal from the detection system and a loss of air pressure in the pipework due to the activation of a sprinkler before the solenoid valve will activate and charge the pipework with water.
Multi-point aspirated smoke detection system to the technical area and sub floor. Addressable point type smoke detectors in the ancillary areas. The multi-point aspirated smoke detection system will have three stages of alarm.
Fire extinguishers throughout the building with CO2 extinguishers on the technical floors.
24x7 manned security.
Cooling Tower Water Supply
A separate cooling tower water supply with feeds from the primary water supply and from the secondary supply consisting of a water storage tank that will have a capacity of 12 hours of operation in the event of the failure of both mains.
Building Access Delivery
Articulated truck access to delivery zone. Loading bay, goods lift with 10,000kg capacity to all technical floors, secure storage area, staging area.
Full coverage of exterior, entryways, lifts, stairs and site interior with LCD colour monitor screens. 28-day digital system access. Fully staffed security control room. Proximity access control system for entrance, exit and lifts. All tenanted areas have door access controls.
Entrance barriers controlling vehicle entry. Personnel access through revolving access doors via a security personnel trap.
Intrusion detection alarms will include perimeter and internal door sensors, glass breakage sensors and motion detectors for CCTV interlock.