NORD Data Centers

It was launched in 2010 and occupies a dedicated area in the north of Moscow. Here are situated of NORD-1, NORD-2, NORD-3 and NORD-4 data centers.
41, Korovinskoye shosse
3200 racks
4 data centers
16 613 m2 floor area
33 200 kVA total installed capacity
Uptime Institute Standard
There are 16 computer rooms for 3200 racks in NORD-1, NORD-2, NORD-3 and NORD-4 data centers. The floor area of the data center is 16613 sq.m.
Computer rooms and engineering facilities are located in special containment ("house in the house"), which protect equipment from leaks and dust. The walls of the containment can suppress the spread of fire during 45 minutes.
3200 racks
NORD is situated in a dedicated area. Each data center has its own 24/7 security service. Entrances to the territory and premises of the data center are equipped with access control system (ACS), which protects from unauthorized access. Data centers are also equipped with alarm button for requesting emergency assistance from federal police.
All visitors of the data center must sign in and show ID
All inner and surrounding area of the data center are under full-time control of video surveillance system.
Video from the cameras is transmitted to monitors of security service and recorded. Video archive is stored for three months at least.
Online broadcast from cameras placed near your equipment can be arranged to your Personal Account and DL Monitor mobile app.
24/7security and video surveillance
On request your racks can be protected by a with special fence (cage), individual security cameras and access control system.
The power is supplied from the city to the data center through two independent routes to step-down transformers.
2independent routes in each data center
If power from the city is lost, the data center automatically switches to power supply from diesel generators. On NORD site there are 19 FG Wilson. Diesel generators have N+1 redundancy.
The engine of each diesel generators is maintained in a warm state, so generators reach operating conditions and synchronize with each other within 30 seconds. The fuel tankage of the diesel generator is enough for 6 hours. Existing contracts for prompt delivery of diesel fuel ensure autonomous operation of the data center as long as necessary, even in case of long-term failure of the urban electrical network.
30 secondstime for diesel generators to reach operating conditions
While diesel generators are getting into the gear, NORD data centers are powered by uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) APC MGE Galaxy 7000 and batteries.
2Nredundant UPS
15 minutesthe data center will be able to work on batteries. This is more than enough for diesel generators to start and undertake power supply of the data center
Computer rooms are arranged according to ‘cold’ aisle/’hot’ aisle layout. In ‘cold’ aisle constant microclimate is maintained.
23–27 ̊Сtemperature in ‘cold’ aisle

30–70%humidity
In NORD-1, NORD-2, NORD-3 we use direct expansion cooling system. In computer rooms precision double-circuit air conditioning units by Schneider Electric and Hiref are installed. NORD-4 has chiller scheme with ethylene glycol and water. In the computer rooms operate air conditioners by Stulz.
On the roofs and near buildings external condensing units are located. On the roof of NORD-4 there are chillers Stulz CyberCool-2.
N+1redundant cold supply system
Data centers are equipped with VESDA early smoke detection system and automatic gas fire suppression system.
The extinguishing agent in NORD-1, NORD-2, NORD-3 is Freon-125, in NORD-4 – Novec 1230.
2Nredundant fire extinguishing system
DataLine network is distributed between two sites - OST and NORD. It has points of presence on the MMTS-9, MMTS-10 and it is connected to Internet exchange points MSK-IX, DATA-IX. All nodes are connected to each other by DataLine’s own redundant fiber-optic communication lines (FOCL).
DataLine-IXour own Internet exchange point
2Nredundant telecom infrastructure
All parameters of the engineering systems are monitored around the clock in the monitoring center. Twice a day on duty engineers bypass data centers, and check the status of IT and engineering equipment.
6645parameters are monitored in the NORD data center monitoring system
In your Personal Account and mobile application DL Monitor you can monitor the basic parameters of the data center systems and your own equipment, placed in NORD data centers.

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