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DC Two Data Centre - Osborne Park, Perth, WA (OSY)

DC Two's Osborne Park data centre is conveniently located approx 6 km north/west of the Perth CBD, buried in the side of a hill and formed within a concrete bunker.   The rather non-descript exterior opens into an Aladdin's cave of technology that has been carefully crafted to fully support both Cloud and colocations needs.

The data centre is corner-stoned by Tier III principles and was recently put to the ultimate test when power services were lost for a period of two weeks after a storm front passed through Perth during February 2017. With our own disaster/ business continuity plan deployed, the data centre was forced to run on diesel generators, delivering 100% uptime for all clients, for a 2 week period.

Very few data centres can say they have run on their backup systems for 2 days, next to none have either run or survived for 2 weeks which is a testament to the design of the centre, the efforts of our engineers and the processes in place to support proven un-interrupted operations.

DC Two Osborne Park Data Centre Racks
DC Two Osborne Park Data Centre Backup Power
DC Two Osborne Park Data Centre Power
DC Two Osborne Park Data Center Rack

Building and Location

  • Located very conveniently in the centre of the Osborne Park business district and close to the Herdsman Business Park.
  • Located about 6 klm from our Perth CBD data centre POP.
  • Plenty of convenient and free on-site parking.
  • Single storey premises of 300+m2
  • Total ICT white space of 94m2 with around 40 racks
  • Heavy duty Raised flooring

Power

  • The data centre has up to 1 Mva of total power available
  • Individual racks can be easily configured to power up to 30kw
  • ICT designed load with an initial capacity of up to 240kw
  • True A+B dual power distribution from incoming feed to rack power distribution units (PDUs)
  • Each ICT rack is fitted with two (2) PDUs supplied via A+B dual independent power paths
  • In rack Static Transfer Switches (STSs) for single corded devices
  • Over 48 hours of diesel fuel storage on site.
  • Engineered and tested dual diesel power generation sets (capable of continuous use)

Power Protection

Backup Power

  • Multiple Dual independent A+B backup generators
  • Fully automated failover from mains to generator
  • Either generator can power the entire site

UPS Systems

  • Multiple Dual independent A+B Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Modular UPS system enabling uninterrupted expandability
  • UPS batteries continuously cooled by DC CRACs to maximise battery life
  • UPS Systems under full maintenance & service contracts to ensure optimal ongoing operations
  • Over 30 minutes of battery runtime

Cooling

  • Emeron and Stultz Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRACs) providing N+1 air cooling in a fully redundant configuration
  • Industry leading Chatsworth Vertical Exhaust Duct (VED) rack cabinets keep the server/equipment hot air exhaust and the cold intake air completely separated to maximise cooling efficiency.
  • Chatsworth passive cooling solutions cabinets are the most cost effective and cooling efficient thermal management solution on the market today.
  • Chatsworth VED rack cabinets can provide up to 30kw per rack with passive cooling and zero points of failure!

Telecommunications

  • Multiple diverse underground East-West points of entry for incoming telco fibre
  • Vocus and Telstra fibre and Points of Presence (POP) installed
  • TPG network within 200m
  • On-Net with DC Two's Perth DC Ring
  • DC Two currently peering directly with Vocus, Telstra, WAIX and Speedcast
  • 1Gbps dedicated WAIX Peering
  • DDoS Protection for best defence against malicious cyber attacks
  • All DC Two networks are physically deployed and managed into 3 independent fabrics for
    • (1) Internet facing & customer traffic
    • (2) Storage Area Network (SAN) traffic
    • (3) Out of band or management network
  • All network switching via enterprise grade Juniper, IBM and Cisco equipment
  • Direct Point to Point Connection to Speedcast's Henderson Satellite Landing Station

Location

  • Located very conveniently in the centre of the Osborne Park business district and close to the new Herdsman Business Park.
  • Located about 6 klm from our Perth CBD data centre POP.
  • Plenty of convenient and free on-site parking.

Fire Detection

  • Primary fire detection will be via a Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) system. VESDA fire alarm system can detect very subtle amounts of hazardous gases, which could harm people and property.
  • Secondary and redundant fire detections via the security system smoke detectors backed by 24/7 manned NOC support

Security Systems

  • 4 Zone/Level security and protection system.
  • Security monitored with thermal, motion and smoke/partical detectors in all zones.
  • Swipe Card access for less critical zones.
  • Swipe Card and Biometric fingerprint access required for critical plant and data centre access.
  • Security system controlled Magnetic Locks securing service access ways.
  • 24/7 monitoring via external security NOC.
  • Internal and External CCTV coverage with high resolution cameras.
  • 30+ days of CCTV digital archiving.
DC Two Osborne Park Data Centre Security

Monitoring

  • Monitoring of all internal and external elements including
    • All Power elements including
      • Mains power
      • Generator operations
      • UPS systems
      • Rack PDU power usage
    • Data Centre environmental elements such as
      • temperature and humidity
      • security and CCTV coverage
      • security access
    • Networking
      • Internet feeds
      • Peering Feeds
      • SAN Fabric
      • Out of Band network monitoring
      • Peering and direct links
      • Routers & switches
    • Cloud infrastructure
      • Virtual platform server hosts
      • SAN Storage
      • Cloud Storage.