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Lightup Network Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
Wiesenhüttenplatz 26
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 69 962 4456 0
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Data center

Lightup Network Solutions utilizes the data center "WHP 26" in Frankfurt am Main as primary DC location. For failsafe, load balancing and backup solutions that span over several data centers we also use additional data center locations in Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. The DC "WHP 26" is one of the few data centers that has a proven track record of zero downtimes caused by power outages since 1997. "WHP 26" has the following technical parameters:

Power supply:

[ 1.25 MVA transformer capacity
[ 750 kVA backup power capacity
[ 500 kVA UPS capacity
[ 2 separate power supply building entries
[ Rack connectivity by default N+1 redundant to 2 separate UPS systems
[ 2 separate backup power systems

Air conditioning:

[ 750 kW cooling capacity as N+1 redundant system
[ Minimum N+1 redundant air condiotioning per colocation room
[ Minimum 2 separate air conditioning systems per colocation room
[ Up to 8 kW power draw per rack

Connectivity:

[ 6 separate fiber building entries
[ More than 1,000 carrier-installed fibers
[ 640 Gbps currently useable bandwidth
[ 6+ carriers with their own equipment on-site
[ Carrier neutral

Security:

[ Physical separation of colocation und infrastructure rooms
[ Zoning into separate fire compartments
[ Electrical access system with personalized ID cards
[ Alarm system, motion detectors
[ Video surveillance






ICT Hotel - The legacy

Between 2005 and 2008 we used to operate our own data center in the "Atricom" building. The data center is since operated by Cogent Communications. Following you will find the specifications of our past data center and some impressions:



Lightup Network Solutions operates its own data center in Frankfurt am Main under the label ICT Hotel. On 2,700 sq. ft. colocation space we currently take care of 800 server systems (as of 07/2008). ICT Hotel was designed for highest availability, reliability and security. Through the data centers' carrier neutrality our customers can freely choose which provider/carrier should supply them with IP, data or telephony services.

[ 2,700 sq. ft. colocation space
[ Uninterruptible power supply
[ Diesel generator (backup power)
[ Redundant air conditioning
[ CO2 fire extinguishing system
[ Smoke detection & fire alarm system
[ 400 mm raised floor
[ Access only with personal ID card
[ 24x7 technical staff on-site
[ 24x7 security staff on-site
[ 24x7 video surveillance and recording
[ 24x7 active access control

Building infrastructure:

[ 6 transformers with 1000 kVA each
[ 2 separate power supply building entries (east + west)
[ Connectivity to two separate power grids of the local power supplier
[ 4 separate fiber building entries (north, east, south + west)
[ 4 chillers / cooling towers bonded, 3345 kW cooling capacity
[ 9 passenger lifts, each 1000-1200 kg load capacity
[ 3 hoists, each 1350 kg load capacity
[ Building air conditioning, cooling und heat recovery 345.000 m / h
[ Video surveillance and long-term recording through 42 CCTV cameras
[ Contactless access control system with 38 readers
[ 282 fire alarm groups, 39 location notifiers
[ Centralized process control monitors, checks und regulates 3,200 data points of all building facilities
[ 1,800 m lightning protection connections on the roof
[ Roof space for WiFi, microwave, radio and satellite connections available

Available carriers (as of 09/2006):

[ British Telecom
[ Colt
[ Deutsche Telekom
[ Fibernet
[ GasLINE
[ Level 3
[ Maineo TK
[ O2
[ Tiscali Business
[ Verizon Business / MCI Worldcom

Impressions:

Atricom interior view Reception / service area Atricom interior view
Fire alarm control panel Heat exchanger CO2 fire extinguishing
Data center tech entrance Colocation area entrance AC unit temperature
Racks 19" servers Racks
19" servers 19" servers Tower servers
Colocation area Colocation area Distribution cabinets
UPS Colocation area UPS
Transfer switch AC unit Smoke detector
Transfer switch (roof) Generator housing (roof) Ventilation (roof)