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Global Switch 1

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Global Switch 1 data centre is located in London's Docklands area. Within this facility we provide:

  • London Docklands location
  • Power available from 2kW to 8kW per rack footprint
  • Flexible colocation space – part racks, full racks and private suite area
  • Operated to enhanced Tier III standard
  • Carrier neutral – on net for wide range of local and international carriers

The Global Switch 1 data centre is located in the Docklands area of London, and is perfect if you’re looking for a carrier neutral, Tier III data centre in the capital.


The central London location of this facility offers you great links to the heart of the city and the financial district. Based in the Docklands area of East London, the Global Swtich 2 data centre is roughly 5 minutes walk from East India station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). So you’re only a short ride from the centre of the city, and there is also onsite parking if you prefer to travel by car. Local amenities include shops, cafes, restaurants and the Docklands Travelodge hotel.


You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to providers as the centre is carrier neutral and on net for many national and international carriers – including BT Openreach, Cable & Wireless, Cogent, Colt, Level 3 and many others. You can choose from national and international MPLS, and ethernet access is available from 10Mb to 10Gb. You’ll also benefit from connection to the Backbone Connect network and Metro Ring.


The centre offers power available from 1kW to 8kW per rack footprint so you get flexibility when it comes your personal requirements. The facility also has onsite diesel tanks that guarantee 50 hours at full capacity via emergency power generators, safeguarding against power outages and reducing the chance of down time. The centre offers a minimum N+1 redundancy on power supply and total available power within the facility is 9.5MVA.


You can gain access to the site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with entry restricted through a full electronic access control system. A dedicated facilities management team monitors the premises 24/7, ensuring temperature and humidity levels in the technical space are kept at industry accepted standards, and also maintained within energy efficient parameters.

High sensitivity smoke detectors are present in the return airflow of CCUs and the centre has a gas fire suppression system that uses Argonite/Inergen. Your racks are also very secure, with security personnel onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Rack Profile

  • 42u Racks available as part rack, full rack, private suites and caged areas
  • Front and rear mesh doors for ventilation
  • Includes mechanical locks to both doors
  • Dual power presentation in primary and standby configuration


  • Directly connected to the Backbone Connect network and Metro Ring
  • Carrier neutral facility - on net for many national and international carriers
  • National and international MPLS
  • Ethernet Access 10Mb to 10Gb
  • Resilient Internet/IP Network Infrastructure

Site Access

  • 5 Minutes walk from East India Dock DLR station
  • 24 x 7 manned site with 24 x 7 access
  • Onsite parking
  • Full electronic access control system


  • Power available from 1kW to 8kW per rack footprint
  • Minimum N+1 redundancy on power supply
  • Dual redundant A & B distribution
  • Mains power supplied via 3 x 11kV supplies for 4 transformers
  • On-site diesel tanks (2 x 46,000 litres) support 50 hours at full capacity with 8 hour, and rolling 8 hour, 24x7 fuel delivery
  • Total available power: 9.5MVA

Building Overview

  • Dedicated 24x7 facilities management team
  • High Sensitivity Smoke Detection (HSSD) devices and alarm system in the return air-flow of CCUs
  • Leak detection protection and monitoring beneath A/C unit and chilled water pipe routes
  • Gas fire suppression system using Argonite / Inergen
  • Under floor pressurised cooling air distribution
  • Smoke and gas extraction
  • Minimum N+1 resilience on chilled water cooling system
  • Temperature and humidity in technical space to industry accepted standards and maintained within energy efficient parameters