Manchester Datacentre Specification

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General Specifications

  • Two dedicated detached buildings housing state-of-the-art data centres
  • Privately owned operation based in Trafford Park, Manchester
  • Easy access from M60 motorway (junction 9)
  • Large and expanding 500 rack capacity
  • Carrier neutral propositions
  • Pre-populated with high quality 47u cabinets
  • Immediate availability of 47u and 11u cabinets
  • Full private cages available with dedicated power options
  • Multi feed cages and Carrier cages available
  • 24/7/365 physical access for customers
  • Overhead data cable distribution
  • Committed R&D programme and test laboratory
  • 24x7x365 onsite engineering support
  • Various support contracts to suit your needs
  • Full UKAS accreditation for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System

Green Credentials

  • One of Europes most energy efficient facilities PUE <1.2 (granular records available)
  • Advanced cold-aisle containment system
  • World class low carbon footprint climate control system
  • Recycling policy
  • Continuous planned upgrades to improve efficiency

Guaranteed Power

  • Resilient N+1 UPS power protection
  • Multiple layers of guaranteed and tested power redundancy
  • Fully automatic diesel power generation
  • 7 days fuel storage on-site with refuelling SLA from two separate depots
  • Full mains failure simulated in monthly test
  • Dedicated onsite High-Voltage substations
  • 32 amp A + B power feeds available

Equipment Housing

  • High-power-density configurations
  • Shared rooms, secure cages, safes, private rooms and suites
  • Remote hands-and-eyes and 24x7 engineering installation and maintenance
  • Full range of connectivity, management and backup solutions
  • Delivery reception and store-before-install options

Private Rooms & Suites

If security or privacy is paramount to your needs, a private room or suite is the best solution and we can provide a dedicated walled off space, configured to your specific needs. Power supply and access systems to your area are dedicated exclusively to your needs for maximum security and availability. Your suite will be located inside a shared climate area and will benefit from our standard security, UPS and fire prevention systems.

Shared Rooms

M247 is able to provide a dedicated area, within a shared room, into which you can install your own cabinets. These will occupy a shared area alongside equipment belonging to other M247 customers. Each cabinet is supplied with a dedicated dual power feed which is drawn from a shared power distribution system. Cable trays are included and you enjoy all of the standard sophisticated climate control, UPS, security and fire prevention that we have to offer. Talk to us if you would like a quotation for us to supply cabinets or other hardware


Although still located within a shared area of the data centre, a cage provides you with space separated from our other customer. You share power distribution, UPS, fire prevention and climate control systems with our other clients.

Individual Locked Racks

As a minimum security measure, many customers take advantage of this facility and, of course, these also benefit from the standard security measures taken throughout our two data centres - shared power distribution, UPS, fire prevention, climate control.

Connectivity and Network Capacity

  • Multiple diverse and redundant optical fibre entry points
  • 80-gigabits of live Internet connectivity
  • Cost effective IP transit available
  • Cost effective Layer2 Ethernet circuits
  • Astra Satellite feeds available
  • NHS N3 connectivity
  • Extensive and expanding advanced 10 / 20 Gbps IP and MPLS network connected directly to 7 of the world's largest and most important Internet exchanges
  • Resilient European network ring spanning Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and Belgium with a full M247 London bypass
  • Direct peering relationships with 70% of all the European ISPs
  • Range of national network operators on-site, including BT, Virgin Media, Cable & Wireless and KCOM


  • ISO 27001 Accredited
  • Located in secure fenced and gated compound
  • Multiple physical security layers
  • Manned 24/7/365 by expert staff
  • CCTV surveillance cameras
  • Advanced VESDA laser smoke detection
  • FM200 Fire Suppression gas discharge with fully trained staff
  • Access controlled maglock internal doors
  • Locked cabinet, cages and safes available

Customer Amenities

  • Ample, free and secure parking
  • Build room
  • Free WIFI
  • Secure locker space for personal equipment
  • Delivery and storage management
  • Chauffeured car for airport, rail, ferry or bus pick-ups.
  • Mobile monitors, keyboards and chairs on datafloor
  • Break room
  • Recuperation room recover from your long international flight or from your 36 hour work ordeal. Bed, toilet and shower provided.
  • Meeting room with data projection, sound and TV facilities
  • Dedicated or hot desk workspace with onsite, private office space if required

Additional Services

With a diverse range of offerings including hosting, data security consultancy, infrastructure design, scalable Cloud solutions, disaster recovery solutions, back-up and restore services, M247 is able to combine any product and service to tailor a solution that will work for YOU.

Technical Support

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Customer Feedback

"I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending M247 for their prompt and professional customer support and competitive pricing.”

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