Data center Grizinkalns
The underground data center Grizinkalns is designed in compliance with EN 50600 Class 2 safety standards and is one of the few data centers in Northern Europe to have such a high level of physical security.
Data center infrastructure guarantees an internationally secure and stable connection with invariably high speed.
The underground data center is located in a former army command point – a bunker built as a very secure structure, made from resilient reinforced concrete constructions with multi-leveled armor. It is located 9 meters above sea level, at the same time being 12 meters under the ground. Specific location helps evade flooding and electromagnetic radiation. A 1.5 m thick lead dome built around the bunker protects it from radiation. The data center infrastructure is designed in compliance with TIER II safety standards. There is physical security and video surveillance on the site.
Continuous power supply
Several independent electric channels supply electric power to provide a continuous data flow and system operation. If it is disrupted, uninterruptible power sources (UPS) supply electric power until the diesel generators resume generating electricity. Several SDMO diesel generators and APC Symmetra PX (UPS) systems provide the data center equipment with an uninterruptedpower supply.
The equipment of the data center runs without interruption thanks to Emerson Network Power – a doubled climate control system with a powerful equipment and its own pumping station. The climate control system maintains an optimal temperature for data (from +22 °C to +24 °C), and it is configured independently from the other equipment.
Fire safety system
Server rooms are equipped with an automatic fire safety system using gas to suppress fire, thus preventing damage to the equipment. Rooms are equipped with the latest smoke and heat detectors which are connected to fire extinguishing and alarm systems.
If the electric power supply is disrupted simultaneously in all of the electric power leads, the uninterruptible power sources (UPS) of the data center supply electric power until the diesel generators resume generating electricity.
Power supply connections
The data center is designed in compliance with Tier II safety standards: its power supply reaches 2 x 0.5 MW.
Independent from communication operators, the data center is connected with several 10 Gbit/s Internet lines that unite DEAC communication nodes located in Europe, Russia, Asia, USA, and other parts of the world. The wide infrastructure of the data center provides customers with high availability, a guaranteed speed, and the smallest possible access delay.
The capacity of data generated in data center “Riga” reached 8PB (petabytes) and in the near future this capacity is expected to double. See more here.
All the equipment of the data center is protected with specific software and special IT security procedures: compliance with these considerably decreases the risk of an unsanctioned access.
A video surveillance system CCTV records the events on the premises of the data center as well as its surrounding area on a 24/7 basis. Security of the customers and data is guaranteed by the use of efficient security procedures.
The data center is monitored by professional security personnel on a 24/7 basis: they ensure compliance with safety measures in the surrounding area and, if necessary, eliminate any hazardous factors.
Electronic security systems
Access to rooms of various importance is controlled with biometric access systems. An electronic security system verifies and identifies individuals according to physical traits and indicators.