The total area of PDC Alwernia is 5000 m2, the building is divided into two distinct sections: . 3-floor administration-office section, with 400 positions allocated for back-up offices, . 2-floor server section with an area of 3500m2.
Due to the availability of two data centers, customers can colocate their resources in several places at once, which ensures the creation of a redundant solution required for increased security. Thanks to a direct connection between the two centers with dedicated links, customers receive a highly efficient top-level infrastructure.
The main advantages of this location: . 1 km from the A4 motorway between Katowice and Krakow, . proximity to airports: 22 km - distance to the Krakow-Balice Airport 70 km - distance to the Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport, . the building is located in a safe zone, . 1.6 hectare plot of land, . the facility is protected by a 2-metre-high concrete fence.
Major Characteristics of the Building
Year of commissioning: 2015 . Technical area - 3500m2 . SLA level of 99.995% . Power: 8 MW . Location: Alwernia (between Krakow and Katowice) . The connection with the Data center in Skawina via a direct redundant fibre optic cable . Access to the storage area upon request . Concrete fence around the facility
Communication . Twelve independent operators, two telecommunications rooms . Independent operator routes, 4 approach paths to the building . Redundant access node to the Internet with DDoS protection
Security . Round-the-clock physical security . Extensive system of access control and burglar alarm systems . CCTV . Building Monitoring System (BMS) controls the operation of all devices in the data center . Licensed security staff, hired by a licensed security agency . Access lists and supervised admission to the facility . 24/7/365 intervention group . 7-tier access control . Constant CCTV monitoring with moving cameras, image resolution 2.5 MPx . Own Building Management System
Fire Protection . Redundant fire extinguishing system, dual set of cylinders . Separate fire zones with fire resistance up to EI90 . Fire detection system based on early smoke detection . Neutral gas extinguishing system for persons, equipment and environment
Power Supply . Two medium-voltage power connections 15 kV . Distribution of power in a 2N layout . UPS back-up power supply system in a 2(N+1) layout. . Power supply system prepared to deliver up to 15 kW/RACK . Generator - power generators in the N or N+1 model . Comprehensive monitoring of power supply parameters. Air Conditioning . Two independent cooling sources . Direct Liquid Cooling for processors . Redundant precision air conditioning . Redundant water chiller system . Two redundant distribution paths for chilled water . Cooling capacity up to 15 kW/RACK . Free cooling - reduced operating costs . Underground chilled water tank with energy capacity of 1Mvh
Quality and Certificates . ISO 9001:2008 HU 10/ . ISO/IEC 27001:2013 HU 11/6162 . Industrial Security Certificate II, "NATO Confidential", "UNION Confidential" "COUNTRY Confidential"
Ecology and Energy Efficiency . PUE = 1.1 (using Direct Liquid Cooling technology) . Passive energy sources (solar panels, location of the building, etc.). . Direct Liquid Cooling for processors . LED lighting in the building