One of the most important aspects of your co-location is clean and reliable power. Nearly every system within the co-location requires continual power to operate. In the case of a power failure, standby systems need to be ready to take over instantly. Primarily, ACI's commercial grade Liebert UPS power system is the first line of defence against a power failure, which is backed up by 25 diesel generators on standby to provide long term support should a failure not be resolved quickly. ACI stands behind a 100% power uptime since its data centre's conception.
A reliable source of primary power is of paramount importance to our client's mission-critical operations. ACI's co-location site features two incoming underground 13.8kV feeds, one of which is fully redundant and can be switched on seamlessly via an automatic protection and control mechanism.These feeder lines are run directly from the local substation to main building to minimize points of failure along its path. Over the last decade, numerous power upgrades have taken place to better serve all of ACI's colocation clients, including increased power capacity and two new 13.8/600 v 4000/5000kVA transformers.
Seamless Battery Backup
In addition to the onsite diesel generators, Accelerated Connection has supplemented this system with an uninterruptable battery-backup power supply. ACI utilizes Liebert's power distribution management hardware (LDM) to monitor and measure each individual circuit, including the ability to retain full historical data for complete archival and logging purposes. In addition to the LDM system, a Liebert 225 KVa UPS system is always on standby for immediate use. In the event of a MAINS power failure, the battery backup is the first line of power supplied to all circuits within ACI's colocation facility.
Diesel Generation Power Backup
To provide power to clients in the event of a power failure, diesel generators are used, which are located on the rooftop of the 151 Front St. West colocation facility. Offering a combined power of 23,165 kVA, the diesel generators provide ample power for all power needs, and are designed for long-term support should a failure continue for hours or even days. Through strategic contracts with suppliers, deisel fuel for the generators is guaranteed to be delivered well before tanks empty, ensuring 24/7/365 operation of your equipment, even during long-term power outages.
Diesel Fuel Farm
Our co-location facility at 151 Front Street West features 4 environmentally compliant diesel fuel storage facilities that can house up to 44,000 gallons of fuel for generators. Tanks are both tenant and building-owned. The building’s location on the site permits easy access for both refueling trucks and roll-up generators, ensuring that facilities enjoy continual operation during any emergency.
Colocation Power Key Points
- Completely redundant power system
- Immediate battery backup available at all times
- Secondary redundant power via industrial generators
- Dedicated power circuits provided for your cabinet
- Variety of power configurations available at both 110V and 208V
24/7 Support & Network Operations Control
ACI provides a 24/7/365 Network Operations centre that is on call for your emergency needs. The ACI NOC team is highly trained and specializes in mission-critical emergency situations that require precise handling and exceptional attention to detail. ACI provides 100% Canadian-based network services from our downtown Toronto, Ontario location at 156 Front St West. Great pride is taken in ensuring you are provided with AAA Class support.