April sees the commissioning of AIT’s New Offsite Backup Facility.
The facility in question was in a previous life a O2 telecoms site, after the handover from O2 to AIT in November works have been underway to install two 1Gbps capacity wireless links to our Main DC at George Spencer.
Each link is a Ubiquiti link using both the 24Ghz and 5Ghz band to give full redundancy and reliability.
After installing the first backup server in March (a 200tb storage array made up of 10tb drives), testing on the link capacity as well as the servers and writing capacity have now been complete and starting to hold live backup data of our servers.
The next set of backup servers will be installed later this year after they have been decommissioned from our old facility and rebuilt with new 10tb drives.
This facility has a dedicated power supply and UPS on site as well as full air-conditioning and alarm systems all sealed behind a half tone door with a custom manufactured lock for extra protection.