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About the Data Centre

Opened in Q1 2011, Virtus Enfield is designed to meet the growing demand for scalable, reliable, on-demand colocation services. Its flexible configuration offers customers a wide range of choice on how their IT solutions are deployed, from a single rack to a bespoke data centre suite.

The Enfield data centre has a growing community of Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers offering diverse connectivity services enabling low-cost, low-latency, high-speed and high-quality access to different networks, internet exchanges, and customer locations globally.

Located in Enfield, just 28 minutes by train from Liverpool Street and less than three miles from Junction 25 of the M25, the site delivers 4.2MW of IT power, and 33,000 sq. ft. of net customer data centre space. Being a carrier neutral data centre, EX Networks can provide multiple connectivity options including; Tier-1 IP transit, Multihomed (BGP) IP transit and direct MPLS pseudowires to a number data centres across the UK and Europe. Other services include iSCSI & Fibre Channel storage solutions, disk and tape backup solutions and a large range of colocation & rackspace options.

Site Specifications

  • 6,362 m2 facility including plant area.
  • 2,905 m2 net technical space.
  • 24/7/365 fully managed on-site NOC.
  • 9 self-contained data halls within the main facility, all capable of being subdivided.
  • High power density of up to 15 kW per cabinet.
  • 8 MVA incoming diversely routed supply from National Grid.
  • 4.2 MW of IT load.
  • Average power density 1.5 kW/m2 in customer areas.
  • Centralized N+N in line UPS plant.
  • Dual A&B UPS supplies to all customer areas (10 mins autonomy at full load).
  • Centralized N+1 HV standby diesel generators with 72 hour run time at full load.
  • N+1 CRAC units within each data hall with A&B UPS supplies.
  • Design PUE <1.5.
  • Chilled water system with N+1 air-cooled chillers and pumps with ‘free-cooling’ functionality.
  • Highly efficient >99% static UPS unit.
  • Powered by 100% renewable sources.
  • Fans and pumps controlled via variable speed drives.
  • Hot and Cold aisle containment options.
  • Effective metering and monitoring.
  • Access to a variety of tier 1 and 2 connectivity providers.
  • Diversity of carriers offering fully resilient connectivity.
  • Diverse fibre entry points to the site.
  • 24/7/365 on-site security team.
  • 3 metre high perimeter fence.
  • Manned vehicle entry gate to site.
  • Internal and External IP CCTV with complete site coverage.
  • Full authentication & access policy control.
  • Security bollards at building perimeter.
  • Biometric entry system.

Services Offered

Virtus Enfield Colocation with EX Networks is fast and simple - your hardware, our data centre.
Sleep easy, knowing that the network, power and cooling requirements for your critical services are in safe hands. EX Networks offers your business an enterprise grade solution for a cost effective price. Let us protect your assets from fire, flood, theft and power loss.

Can't find what you are looking for? Contact us for a bespoke quote.

If you need additional space, power and security, then a private rack is for you.
Our full racks are all 42 units high, 1200mm deep and we can offer widths of 600mm and 800mm depending on your requirements. Whether you need a single rack, or a private cage, EX Networks can create a tailored package to meet even the most demanding setups.

All racks come with dual 32 amp power feeds as standard with power densities up to 28A or 6.7kW per footprint. For our more demanding setups, we can offer custom footprint layouts with 3 phase power.

8 Amps to 28 Amps

EXN can offer power densities from 8A (1.9kW) up to 28A (6.7kW) per footprint. If you require multiple footprints, power can be aggregated across the racks. For equipment with ultra-high power requirements, we can offer 3-phase power.

Secure from Suite to Rack

With strict access control including proximity access cards and biometric doors, you know your equipment is secure. All racks have a 3 digit combination lock for front and back access and can also be fitted with PAC access locks if required.


Our fully featured EXtraNet client portal gives you remote control over your data centre estate. Securely view real time and historical power usage, reboot individual power ports, and have a single login for all power, connectivity, support and billing requirements.

24x7x365 Access

EXN can offer 24x7 access to your rack, cage or suite via unique permanent access cards for you and your staff.

Business critical connectivity? We have you covered.
Whether you need simple Internet breakout for your rack or a fully managed multi-site solution, EX Networks has the answer. Our ultra-reliable Cisco powered network has multiple direct connections to Tier-1 and 2 bandwidth providers, ensuring your traffic will always reach its destination via the optimal route.

Multihomed IP Transit

Our multihomed IP transit is perfect for customers requiring the best routes to all corners of the globe. EXN can provide both IPv4 and IPv6 transit, either announcing your IP addresses or providing you with a dedicated range.

Global BGP Session

Whether you're implementing BGP for the first time and require an experienced managed services provider, or you're simply looking to add EX Networks to your blend, our engineers can set up, manage and maintain your sessions seamlessly.

Point To Point

EXN can provide MPLS pseudowires between on-net datacentres, extending your network across multiple facilities. This can be thought of as a single virtual ethernet cable between your sites, providing a simple and reliable solution for your East to West traffic.

Real Time Statistics

Our advanced EXtraNet client portal gives you access to real time bandwidth graphs - ideal for diagnosing problems or keeping track of your usage. Check the inbound and outbound traffic levels for any of your ports, either over a daily or monthly period, with just a few clicks.

No staff? No problem!
Let our experienced datacentre and systems teams be there when you can't. We'll handle everything from installs, migrations and rack design to advanced troubleshooting of network and server systems.

Engineers with a wealth of experience.
Our 24/7 support team with industry wide certifications ranging from the network to the application layer will look after you and your data.

Emergency call outs.
In an emergency, our centrally located offices and engineers deployed in the Docklands on a daily basis means you can save valuable minutes when time is the most critical factor.

Project management and delivery.
EX Networks have helped hundreds of customers complete more complex projects, requiring services including full physical audits, rack design, project management, racks preparation, and migrations.

Your services, in our cloud.
The EXN Virtual Data Centre is a scalable, fully automated and resilient enterprise-grade Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution. Customers who traditionally colocated equipment within 3rd-party datacentres can now throw away the depreciating hardware, support contracts and power bills. Our vDC lets you build, destroy and clone virtual servers with the click of a few buttons.

Whether you need a single virtual machine or your own virtual private cloud with a dedicated vCenter server and private peering arrangements, EXN have you covered. We can bring together a number of different technologies and services, both physical and virtual, in order to build your perfect fully hosted or hybrid platform.

EX Networks’ standing as a VMware Professional Partner further reinforces our offering, providing you with an end to end solution that is backed by a 24x7x365 team of technical analysts with industry wide qualifications ranging from the application to the network level.
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