A data centre with FBI-level security is coming to Estonia
We decided to build a new data centre for Wavecom – a structure that is not affected by power outages and where there’s no dust. It has a security system that can identify anyone based on facial recognition and finger vein ID.
A security system like in an American movie thriller
There will be an ultramodern access system in the centre, like those you’ve probably only seen in movies: it includes fingerprint and finger vein ID as well as facial recognition.
Every possible corner will be covered with digital, microwave and infrared sensors, and, with the help of facial recognition, the modern system makes sure that people only move in the areas of the building where they are permitted. The security system that is being installed meets FBI quality assurance standards.
The equipment cabinets will be equipped with locks and sensors, and the alarm system can only be disarmed using RFID cards. The entire area is also covered with an automatic gaseous fire suppression that is harmless to people.
Power outages will no longer be a problem
We are not willing not give an inch when it comes to the quality of our server hosting and cloud services – your data must always be available you.
Therefore, in our new building, we are guaranteeing the power supply with two separate Schneider Galaxy UPS units and power rooms that are connected to two different substations.
If one of the substations breaks down, the automatic system switches to the other substation. In the unlikely event that both should break down, the generator will automatically start up.
All the server cabinets in our data centre are equipped with two Schneider/APC Smart UPS units, each of which is fed from a different power room. In some of the cabinets we use power switches that offer dual input power supplies even if the units have only single power input.
Our self-service feature enables server hosting and private server clients to manage the power supply and to see the level of their power consumption.
The centre will be innovative and environmentally friendly
Server rooms require great cooling capacity. In the new building, an innovative multi-layered Schneider system, in which the water circulated for cooling is, in turn, cooled by the outdoor temperature. At least Estonia’s cool climate comes in handy here!;
The cooling is made even more efficient by the fact that the cabinets are installed in a Schneider APC modular system. Enclosed cold air corridors are used, from which the server cabinets pull in cold air. The warm air is expelled behind the cabinet into a warm air corridor, and from there it is directed out of the room for re-cooling.
The equipment is supplied by world-famous Schneider Electric
The equipment park, for which all the equipment has been sourced from Schneider Electric /APC equipment, is unique in Estonia, because there an equivalent data centre does not yet exist. In addition to ultra-high-quality equipment, the Schneider system also has a special software management platform.
This makes managing the system easier. The server centre can even be managed from a smart phone. And the smart monitoring robot reports any problems by phone. The software can visualise the data centre on a 3D map, which enables running ‘what if” analyses.
This ensures that the entire system works like clockwork. And this provides the clients with greater peace of mind.
Unrivalled data communication capability
Three separate fibre-optic cables, with a transmission speed of 60Gbit/s, run from the data centre to Estonia’s most important communication centres. We also provide our clients access to the connections of other operators. Just in case, the optic cable is duplicated by a network of ultra-high-speed radio links.
There are two Cisco Nexus Data Center switches in the data centre, with an expansion module in each cabinet that is connected to a 2 x 10 Gbit base system. The minimal speed of each client’s port is 1 Gbit/s.
A building without dust
The server centre must always be as clean as a whistle. In order to avoid any dust sneaking in, anyone entering the centre must wear special footwear and clothing.
The interior finishing of the building goes hand in hand with our technical updates – it will be futuristic, sparkling and shiny, white and crisp in appearance. The new server centre will be located at Endla St 16 – the former Telia headquarters building. And we will be moving our offices there as well in January of 2018.
More services, old prices
The completion of the new centre will provide our clients with a truly modern service of the highest quality in the field. Thanks to the new greater capability we will also be able to offer our clients new additional services.
Construction will be completed in April of 2018. We hope to already start testing the new systems in February. The server centre is built by Kaamos Ehitus. The server centre was built in compliance with strict TIER and ISKE requirements.