Data Centre

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ASK4 owns and operates a carrier neutral Data Centre optimised for the internet industry.

The ASK4 Data Centre in Sheffield connects to ASK4’s 10Gb/s carrier neutral dedicated national network. DC1 is well connected to key network locations in London, Manchester and Leeds via our high capacity network alongside other tier 1 network providers. Making claims about having the best connectivity, equipment and security is easy. That’s why we let the facility do the talking.


Power Specifications

  • On-site dedicated HV substation
  • 1.5 MVA of power
  • Socomec Delphy Green Power N+1 UPS System
  • 8, 16 and 32 Amp racks available
  • 1 x 550KVA prime rated generator launch, up to 3 parallel in line with load requirements
  • Schneider Electric and General Electric (GE) power distribution system with rack-level billing grade digital metering

General Specifications

  • 42u x 1000 x 700 racks
  • Computer Room 1 – 250m2 ground floor to house up to 100 racks
  • Computer Room 2 – 250m2 first floor to house up to 80 racks
  • 10KN/m2 raised access floors
  • Dedicated build room with anti-static build area and welfare facilities
  • Secure loading bay

Security Specifications

  • Detached building in secure compound
  • Securex Perimeter security fence system
  • 24/7 Monitored CCTV system with police priority response
  • Two-factor authentication access control system
  • ISO27001:2013 certified

Fire Prevention Specifications

  • VESDA fire detection
  • FM-200 fire suppression
  • 24/7 monitored fire alarm

Cooling Specifications

  • Airedale Smartcool down flow Air Conditioning system N+1 configuration
  • Cold aisle containment system using Cannon Data Room Cabinet system

Network Specifications

  • Carrier neutral facility
  • Carriers present: Ask4, BT Openreach, Virgin Media, Level 3 Communications, KCOM, Allegro Networks

Support Information

  • 24/7 access
  • 24/7 on-site NOC

Space & Power

  • 1/4 rack - 10 single unit rows / 2.5 Amps of power
  • 1/2 rack - 21 single unit slots / 4 Amps of power
  • Full rack - 42 single unit slots / 8, 16 or 32 Amps of power
  • Full pod - 16 racks / up to 32 Amps of power per rack
Sam Fourie

Sam Fourie
+44 (0)114 303 3299

We’ve used ASK4’s DC1 facility to backup our own data centre for a number of years now. As a Tier3 provider our clients expect a certain level of support which is exactly what we get from ASK4.
— Mark Kindred, Managing Director, Netcom Technologies
The location of AKS4 Data Centre is perfect for us. The facility and the staff are very professional, operating under very strict guidelines.
— Ian Mordey, Head of Global Infrastructure & IT, Wandisco