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DC Two Data Centre Facilities

All DC Two data centres are located in Australia assuring data sovereignty, performance and security.

Our prime facility is located just outside 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. The location and design specifically developed to fully support a wide variety of IT hosting needs.

The data centre is corner-stoned by Tier 3 principles including redundant servers, storage and network links. Power to the site is protected by multiple UPS and diesel generators ensuring uninterrupted operational capability in the event of power outages or disruption. Continuity is further supported by independently sited disaster recovery and back-up solutions.

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Osborne Park (OSY) Perth (PIX) Darwin (SDC)

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Osborne Park Data Centre (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.

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 km 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

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

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

Testimonials

DC Two is a company with whom we have an excellent working relationship. In the past two years, we have been rapidly growing our business with them. They are now one of our largest customers in WA and for good reason. Not only are they are technology experts, they also recognise that technology exists to support a business outcome. They are easy to talk to and are willing to listen when exploring new ideas. I have found them to be responsive, honest and trustworthy and I would not hesitate in recommending them as a potential business partner to anyone.

- Gary Roberts, Digicor

Vocus Perth IX Data Centre (PIX)

DC Two have invested in high density space in the Vocus PerthIX data centre for hosting of servers, storage and critical network and routing equipment. PerthIX also houses DC Two's Perth CBD Point of Presence (POP) suitable for connecting customers direct point to point connections into the DC Two WAN network.

Built around the resources sector, Perth city services the oil and mining industries in the state and surrounding regions. The Asian economic crisis and the dot-com boom in the late 90's and early 00's motivated several resources companies to invest heavily on IT infrastructure. This resulted in one of the most wired and techno-savvy cities in the country.

PerthIX was a product of this heavy investment phase. As an extremely secure facility, customers enjoy not only the peace of mind of excellent technical infrastructure, but also the surety of premium physical security as well. The facility is equipped with the latest from Cisco, Lucent and Dell - not to mention the triple redundant power systems including an oversized generator, biometric readers, proximity cards and motion sensitive image recording system.

Data Centre Features

  • 350 sqm of computer room space
  • 160 x 42RU self-locking racks in main computer room
  • Private high security caged area available
  • 3 x Liebert Hipulse 200kva 12 Pulse UPS
  • Dedicated 706 kva diesel generator, for Perth iX use only
  • 1 x Liebert Atlas PEC 128FA-100 Precision air conditioners
  • 3 x Liebert Atlas PEC 368FA-100 Precision air conditioners
  • 3 x Liebert Atlas PEX 130FA-100 Precision air conditioners
  • 1 x Liebert Atlas PEX 145FA-100 Precision air conditioners
  • 2 x Liebert Atlas PEX 260FA-100 Precision air conditioners
  • 2 x Liebert Atlas PEX 270FA-100 Precision air conditioners
  • VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Alarm) with FM200 gas fire suppression
  • High resolution motion activated digital security cameras
  • Network Operations Centre (NOC) is monitored 24x7
  • Redundant Carrier grade Cisco Powered Network
  • Biometric/security card controlled access to all computer rooms
  • Raised anti-static computer room flooring
  • Armoured and Bullet resistant glass

Secure Data Centre Darwin (SDC)

Secure Data Centre (SDC) located in Darwin in the Northern Territory is home to DC Two's Darwin POP. SDC is a true Tier 3 environment built to the AS2834-1995 standard and provides multiple layers of security and redundancy for all critical systems.

With dual bus UPS systems providing clean uninterrupted power to the facility, coupled with their purpose built back up generator and redundant precision air systems, SDC provides the perfect operating environment for any critical load.

For more information regarding Secure Data Centre, please visit their website www.securedatacentre.com.au

Data Centre Features

  • 350m2 bunker with two data halls, a plant room and a third party communications room
  • DH1 is a 130m2 hall and DH2 is a 150m2 hall boasting gaseous suppression & cold aisle containment
  • The data halls are separated from the plant room and third party room by a secure passageway
  • Interior walls clad with 40mm metal cool-room panelling which provides efficiency in right temperature and humidity but also provides an effective faraday shield again RFI and EMI
  • Highly sophisticated Interceptor surge protection system capable of 300,000 amps surge current capacity per phase
  • Four 96% efficient 150KVA modular Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS's)
  • 550KVA generator system that comes on line within seconds of any power failure
  • SDC is protected by VESDA systems in each data hall which monitor the facility 24/7