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Certified.

Sustainable.

Security

We use advanced security equipment, techniques and procedures to control and monitor access to our IBX data centres. You typically pass through five security checkpoints that include 24/7 manned security stations, mantraps and biometric readers. Our low-profile building design allows a high level of security within the data centre.

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Certifications

We pride ourselves in having multiple certifications in sustainability, energy efficiency and security.

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Green Design

We continue to explore and implement new practices to reduce our environmental footprint. With a goal of 100% green energy, our efficiency programs have helped us avoid over 260,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions since 2011. All new data centre builds target LEED Silver or equivalent certification.

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Power

Our power systems include full Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems with N+1 redundancy levels or greater and backup generator systems in the event of a local utility failure. In case of a power outage, batteries turn on immediately, followed within 8 seconds by the generators which can power the entire data centre.

Cooling

To keep equipment operating at its peak, each data centre houses a multicomponent temperature control system running 24/7. Your centre may include:

  • Variable frequency drives

  • Chilled water pumps

  • Centrifugal chillers and condenser pumps

  • External cooling towers and cold-aisle containment

  • CRAC air-handling units in the colocation area

Note: Cooling system specifications vary by data centre location

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