State-of-the-art Birmingham data centre

A new state-of-the-art data centre in Birmingham, situated within Telephone House at the Birmingham BT Tower. With direct connectivity into BT's Core Ethernet Network, it provides unrivalled levels of connectivity, resilience and performance.

Our Birmingham data centre sits alongside our other high-specification data centre based at our headquarters in Halesowen, providing an always on facility with no single point of failure. Both our UK data centres are privately owned meaning we don’t need to outsource any services to a third-party; ensuring that we have instant access to your data and systems 24/7. Our specialist in-house engineers have secure and direct access to both of our Birmingham data centres and can physically access your data and systems immediately should it be required.

24/7 uptime and monitoring with unrivalled resilience, our flexible range of cloud solutions means that you can scale up or down your service as required. Our data centres give you the best elements of private cloud, shared or hybrid cloud solutions. 

Infrastructure

EBC Group has made significant investment into its cloud infrastructure and has dual UK data centres based in the Midlands. Our primary data centre in Birmingham has full failover to our secondary data centre based in Halesowen.

Both our UK data centres are privately owned meaning we don’t need to outsource any services to a third-party and ensures that we can monitor and provide instant access to your data and systems 24/7.

Connectivity and Resilience

The Birmingham data centre is situated within Telephone House, at BT Tower, which is the 3rd largest communication hub in the UK and our partnership with BT ensures we can provide unrivalled connectivity and resilience.

  • Direct connectivity to BTs Core Ethernet Network
  • Extremely low latency due to presence in a global Internet Hub
  • Direct connectivity means no cabling or installation is required and provides vastly reduced delivery times

*Gartner estimates service providers can reduce network latency by up to 50% by shrinking the geographic distance between their platforms or application servers and their customers

Cloud Solutions

Not only does our high performance data centres host our client’s applications and data, they also provide the backbone for ebcCloud, our range of cloud services, including Private, hybrid and telephony.

The ebcCloud platform layers all of the services required with a primary focus on security and performance. Delivered using best-in-class, Tier 1 vendors such as Dell, Microsoft and Cisco to ensure the stability, flexibility and uptime of the cloud platform. It is all supported by our highly experienced team of technical specialists, cloud consultants and solutions architects.

Designed to work perfectly alongside our range of managed services; our platform gives you the ability to concentrate on running your business smoothly and securely.

Setup

Uptime data centre tier standards are a standardised method to determine the availability and reliability of a data centre facility.

Built to Tier 3 specifications of our data centre has fully backed-up power supply and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, ensuring 99.982% availability for customers’ applications and data.

Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS): Powered by a UPS system, which is in turn backed up by a generator.

Environmental controls: we use constantly monitored modular fresh air cooling systems to maintain optimum operating temperatures.

Safety equipment: including Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) and Inergen, an inert gas fire suppression that lowers oxygen levels.

Security

Our Birmingham data centre has the highest levels of security which ensures your data remains protected.

  • 24x7 x 365 onsite personnel
  • Multi-factor biometric authentication access controls
  • Secure loading docks
  • Man-traps with interlocked doors to enter and exit facilities
  • Password-protected access to both physical locations and web portals
  • 90-day video monitoring, with security cameras available for individual environments if required

Certifications

Adhering to domestic and international compliancy and environmental standards, with annual audits to verify ongoing compliance.

Process and Privacy:

  • SOC 2 Type II
  • PCI DSS
  • HIPA

Green Certifications:

  • Green Globes
  • ENERGY STAR
  • LEED

Accreditations:

  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • ISO27001
  • Cyber Essentials Plus