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Edinburgh South Gyle Datacentre

  • Most connected datacentre outside the M25
  • 14 dedicated halls from 60m²
  • 29 telecommunications carriers
  • 24 x 7 CCTV recording with 108 cameras

The Clocktower
South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 9LB
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We have a great track-record of helping organisations drive value from their IT.

One of our three Scottish sites

We have the largest datacentre in Scotland at South Gyle. Located to the west of the city and easily accessible by rail, road, or tram from central Edinburgh, this facility offers the ultimate in security, reliability and connectivity for mission-critical IT . With 29 telecommunications carriers, South Gyle is also one of the most connected, commercially available datacentres outside the M25. The South Gyle colocation space is “move-in ready”, pre-built and pre- configured for the rapid installation of your hardware, and offers footprints ranging from part of a single rack to a dedicated private suite housing multiple racks.

Specification

  • Dimensions

    • 14 data halls on 2 floors, totalling 65,000 square feet
    • 961 rack capacity, each hall supporting up to 35 racks in secure suites, cages or shared configurations
    • Dedicated halls from 60m2 available

    Credentials

    • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management
    • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
    • European Data Centre Code of Conduct Participant
    • PCI-DSS Compliant

    Security

    • Swipe card & PIN for access, with access recorded
    • CCTV with 30-day or 90-day retention
    • Intrusion alarm system
  • Power

    • 6.8MW total power provisioning with five on-site substations and redundant transformers
    • N+1 units with up to 15 minutes autonomy up to 3.4MW
    • Seven generators sizeed from 1.65MW to 1.25MW in N+1 configuration
    • Dual 16A or Dual 32A plus 63A SPN or TPN
    • 15kW per rack available in high density suite

    Environmental

    • 24 × 7 environment monitoring
    • Free Air and DX redundant cooling solutions to 3.2MW in N+1 configuration
    • Double-knock and Vesda systems, with IG55 and FM200 fire suppression systems
    • Raised flooring

    Connectivity

    • Multiple diverse-routed resilient Internet site backhaul
    • Telecommunications provision with 29 carriers
    • Dark fibre connections available

Location

Superb access from road, rail and air.

South Gyle Datacentre is our largest facility in Scotland. It is one of the most connected datacentres outside the M25. Based in Edinburgh, it is accessible by rail, road, or tram from the city centre. If you’re driving or getting a taxi to South Gyle, you will want to use the A71 and B701. This takes around 25 minutes from Edinburgh Old Town. Travelling by train takes the same amount of time, but you will need to change at Waverley for Edinburgh Park. You can also travel by tram from St. Andrew Square. Those travelling by air will find Edinburgh Airport a 10-minute drive away.

  • Edinburgh City Centre
    Edinburgh City Centre

    6.1 miles

  • M8 Motorway
    M8 Motorway

    5.0 miles

  • Edinburgh Airport
    Edinburgh Airport

    3.5 miles

  • Edinburgh Waverley train station
    Edinburgh Waverley train station

    4.3 miles

  • Edinburgh Park train station
    Edinburgh Park train station

    2.2 miles

  • Bankhead tram stop
    Bankhead tram stop

    0.6 miles

The Clocktower

South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9LB

The benefits of Pulsant colocation

With our colocation service, you simply move your equipment into our datacentre and we will look after the costly supporting infrastructure: building fabric, power, cooling, connectivity, and physical security. As your IT needs grow, your datacentre footprint can scale accordingly.

  • We’ll take care of your systems and data so you can take care of your business

    We appreciate that maintaining high levels of uptime is essential: in business-critical or customer-facing IT systems any downtime will result in loss of business and reputation. That’s why we have multiple levels of equipment redundancy to maintain a functioning datacentre environment even in the face of major disruptions to IT operations such as power outages.

    Every Pulsant datacentre is designed from the ground up to be secure and reliable.

    • Multiple UPS banks
    • Diverse N+1 power supply
    • Equipment redundancy
    • On-site diesel generators
    • Multiple redundant cooling systems
    • Multiple diverse network connections
  • A local facility for maximum convenience

    We recognise that you want your own engineers to have access to your servers, so we have datacentres across the UK, allowing you to choose a location that is convenient for you. Your equipment will always be available to your engineers, subject to the access protocols of our datacentre security.

    Our expert datacentre engineers are available and can perform many routine or emergency tasks for you. We call this “remote hands”, where our engineers act on your behalf.

    • Ten facilities located across the UK
    • Ideally located to major road & rail links
    • 24-hour access
    • Full range of supplementary services
  • Looking after your systems and data is our prime concern

    Our datacentres offer a high level of physical security for your systems. With multiple levels of access control, internal and external CCTV, on-site staff, perimeter fencing, escorted visitors, you can be sure that your servers are well protected. Pulsant’s ISO 27001 accreditation for IT security covers all of our datacentre facilities.

    Where you have heightened security needs, we can provide secure cages to isolate your racks or even dedicated private rooms with their own secure access controls.

    • Secure access controls
    • Internal and external CCTV
    • ISO 27001 accreditation for IT security
    • Cages and private suites

Trusted to deliver by leading UK brands

We work with our customers as an extension of their team, implementing secure, innovative and creative IT solutions to deliver performance.

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    Elaine Reid, IT Project Manager

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  • Colocation FAQs

    How can Pulsant help me secure my data and operations, helping to achieve compliance today, during and after Brexit?

    We have vast knowledge of and experience in the data centre and hosting market. We have the right staff, accreditations and understanding of compliance and regulation to guide you through the change and help you minimise the impact on your business.

    My business can’t afford downtime as a result of poor connectivity; how do you ensure resilience?

    We are carrier neutral, with relationships with more than 30 carriers and ISPs. This means there are diverse connections out of our data centres, so there is no compromise on performance, speed or availability.

    I need a data centre close to my business. Where is Pulsant located?

    We have a network of 10 data centres located across the UK, ranging from London to Sheffield, and Newcastle to Edinburgh. Take a look at our data centre map to find a site near you.

    How flexible / scalable are your datacentres?

    We work with you and your team to determine the space you require within a data hall, rack or suite. Based on our experience, we are also able to help you plan for your growth requirements, and can help you scale up quickly, easily and cost-effectively, when the need arises.

    How do I know where my data is?

    If you’re concerned about data sovereignty, you can host your data in one of our 10 UK data centres. Our colocation service means you choose the data centre that will host your equipment so that you can access it as needed and meet any regulatory requirements when it comes to location.

    Will my servers be safe outside of my premises?

    Your servers will be safe in one of our data centres. We take the safety of our customers’ infrastructure seriously. We have the highest levels of physical security in our enterprise data centres, with access control, and 24/7 manned and monitored security.

  • Meet our Head of Datacentre Operations (Scotland)

    Alan Lucas

    Head of Data Centre Operations (Scotland)

    Alan has been with Pulsant 12 years (formally Scolocate), overseeing the operations at South Gyle, Medway and Newbridge. Alan covers all building maintenance works and corrective both electrical and mechanical engineering including inhouse and contractors/security. He managed the expansion of phase 1 and all of phase 2.

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