Monday 27 June 2016
Due to the rapid grow of the IT needs of our customers we needed to expand our power connection. For this expansion a new heavy power cable was needed. This cable runs directly from our building to the transformer-building.
With the new power cable in place we are able to provide 3 times more power then before. Enough to power our complete datacenter at 100% load.
Friday 20 May 2016
Today five years ago the first server was installed at our data center. Since then a lot has changed. We went from a Tier 1 data center to a Tier3 data center. Also we have now many more equipment hosted at our data center.
The next picture shows our data-room in 2011 VS Now.
Wednesday 27 January 2016
It did take some time but finally our emergency power generator is ready for use.
The power generator is capable to takeover automatically when the power grid fails. It takes only 15 seconds and the generator is fully started.
Monday 11 January 2016
Bright Acces is currently working on installing additional fibers to our datacenter. Via Brightacces we get extra redundancy in our internet portfolio. We can also deliver other services via the Brightaccess fibers like dark-fiber or other related ethernet products (like connecting to Brightaccess connected businesses).
Thursday 7 January 2016
With the arrival of the power generator we must upgrade some parts of our power network.
First, we installed a new UPS bypass panel. The new panel has a higher power capacity.
Next we installed a ATS (automatic transfer switch) which will select between the normal power grid and emergency generator.
Monday 31 August 2015
For our colocation and rack-space customers we launched a free new panel with the following features:
- Domain DNS
- Domain forwarding / parking
- MX mail backup
Every existing customer can use this service for free. An account for this panel can be created via our "bestel systeem".
Tuesday 21 July 2015
The old MGE Galaxy 5000 UPS is replaced with a brand new Eaton 93pm UPS. The Eaton 93pm is more efficient and that means less co2 emissions and a lower PUE ratio.
We equipped the new UPS with 2 power modules creating a N+1 environment. If one of the power modules fails, the other can take over the complete load.
Friday 24 April 2015
A datacenter needs cooling. But how is an AC unit installed? With the purchase of our third AC unit we followed the engineers and created a video with the installation steps.
Monday 23 March 2015
We needed more racks in our datacenter, so we decided to add 14 more racks in a setup of 2 rows. The front is completely closed for optimal cooling (cold corridor principle). Power sockets are also added below the floor.