UK Data Bunker Features 12-Ton Blast Door

The UK's Daisy Group has unveiled its underground data center in Manchester, which is housed within a former Bank of England bullion vault, and features a 12-ton bomb-proof vault door at the entrance to its data center.

The UK's Daisy Group has unveiled its underground data center in Manchester, which recently reopened after a 1 million pound ($1.6 million) renovation. The facility is 25 feet underground within a former Bank of England bullion vault, and features a 12-ton bomb-proof vault door at the entrance to its data center. The facility was built in 1999 and features two-meter thick granite walls and a 60 centimeter bomb blast corridor surrounding the data storage area. “We’ve been hosting data for more than 13 years and have seen the market and the demand for secure storage increase dramatically in that time," said Will Kennedy, Corporate Sales Director at Daisy. "The new facilities and space that we have created in our Manchester data centre mean that we’re able to open up our world-class hosting solutions to any kind of business, large or small, that require secure and instant access to their data and applications.” In this video, Daisy Team Leader of data center operations John O'Donnell provides a tour of the Manchester data center.

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