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About the Data Centre

Slough is Virtus’ latest addition to their data centre portfolio. Built by Infinity in Jan 2014 and aquired by Virtus in Dec 2015, this facility is highly efficient and strategically located in the fibre-rich Slough area.

The facility, designed to deliver high quality customer solutions, comprises of approximately 10,800m2 net technical data centre space, delivers 23MW of IT load. Virtus Slough is capable of being subdivided allowing clients to have anything from a rack in a shared space, to their own suite or data hall with dedicated power and cooling and also offers over 1,800m2 of office space for customer use.

The site is highly secure, away from main roads and behind high security fences, with a 24/7 on site security, technical support and monitoring centres to maintain Virtus' 100% uptime record.

10,800m2+ net technical data centre space, with 23MW of power infrastructure already delivered to the site.

Site Specifications

  • 10,800 m2 net technical space.
  • 24/7/365 on site security, technical support and monitoring centres.
  • 40 MVA incoming diversely routed supply from National Grid.
  • 27 MW of IT load.
  • Centralized N+N in line UPS plant.
  • Centralized N+1 HV standby diesel generators with 48 hour run time at full load.
  • Priority fuel contracts.
  • Design PUE 1.25.
  • Highly efficient chilled water cooling system configured as N+1.
  • Highly efficient UPS systems.
  • DCIM metering and monitoring.
  • Heat pumps for waste heat reuse in communal parts.
  • Advanced cooling design.
  • Free cooling chillers.
  • Access to a wide variety of carrier connectivity solutions.
  • Carrier neutral data centre.
  • 24/7/365 on-site security team.
  • 4 metre high perimeter fence.
  • Car parks fitted with Vehicle Traps.
  • 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 Slough 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 47 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.

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