Data Center and Workplace Recovery Center, Birmingham, UK

Services Provided

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Building Features

  • 69,000 sq. ft. overall facility
  • 15,500 sq. ft. raised floor
  • 1 service elevator (2,000 lbs)
  • 2 customer conference rooms
  • 24/7 data center operations support


Laburnum House,
Laburnum Road
B30 2BD

Environmental Controls

  • Minimum N+1 redundancy on chilled water cooling system
  • Cooling at N+1 = 874kW
  • Temperature in data center space maintained at 22°C +/-3°C)
  • Humidity maintained at 35% (+/-15%)
  • Analogue fire detection system in all areas
  • Gas Fire suppression
  • BMS monitoring

Physical Security

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified procedures and controls
  • Integrated card reader security system
  • CCTV video and infrastructure monitoring throughout the facility
  • Data is retained for 31 days
  • Interior/Exterior monitoring
  • Monitored and alarmed access doors
  • Biometrics for Managed Services


  • Network connectivity with other global Sungard AS facilities provides maximum flexibility
  • Access to multiple communication providers delivered from Sungard managed TELCO rooms
  • Multiple entry access points for diverse routing
  • Roof space for satellite communications
  • Cloud connectivity direct to multiple hyperscale cloud providers

Power Management

  • Minimum N+1 redundancy on power
  • Diverse supply via dual (A & B) 11kV ring main units
  • 34 No-Break UPS sets
  • 2 x 2.25MVA 415V generators with 2 x 17,000 litres of fuel
  • Provision for 20,000 litres every 6 hours