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Ark P2

P2 is a new data centre built in 2014 on a former UK Ministry of Defence site. It's still surrounded by the MOD, and close to a bunker that was once supposed to house the Government in the event of nuclear war.

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Data Centre Features

We are currently waiting for Ark to get back to us with the data centre specifications. Here's what we think they're going to say:

  • Purpose-built data centres. Not converted office buildings.
  • Connectivity: two diverse fibre routes connect every data hall.
  • Two physically separate power feeds to each data hall (data centre building).
  • Backup generators able to power the data centre's full operational load for 72 hours.
  • 24/7 manned campus.
  • Security staff check and logs all persons and vehicles visiting the site.
  • Data halls have their own prison-grade fencing with anti-climb features, prison-grade fencing.
  • Air-cooling (rather than mechanically cooled), for over 99% of the year.
  • Rain water harvesting supports environmentally-friendly supplemental water cooling.
  • Solar panels on the roof boost environmental friendliness.
  • 24/7 service desk.
  • Data centre operator controls and supervises any on-campus civil works.
  • Data centre operator owns the relevant freehold.
  • Dedicated electricity substation within the secure campus.
  • The management of the data centre is independently audited.
  • Ark's Shield Park (the data centre campus of which P2 is part) has been granted the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval

P2 stands for Phase 2. Phase 1 was when they built data hall P1.

Address and Location

Data Centre Name: 
Ark P2
Spring Park, Westwells Road, Corsham, Wiltshire
SN13 9GB
Associated Labels (past and present): 
Crown Hosting Data Centres

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