Data Centre Visit

Joint event with, and courtesy of, the BCS Data Centre Specialist Group.

Tuesday 30 October 2012, 6.30pm

Colt Data Centre, Welwyn, Hertfordshire. Exact location to be announced

There will be a £10 admission fee to include small buffet. This event is for BCS Members only. Places strictly limited.


The tour normally takes around an hour, with a short talk before and vittles after.

The Data Centre Specialist Group is pleased to offer the opportunity to visit Colt's data centre in Welwyn Garden City.

The 10010000 sqm data centre has a number of customer halls providing managed colocation in wholesale and retail form. The data centre comprises both conventional halls and Colt's modular data centre design halls. Additionally, the site is connected directly to the utility supergrid providing 33MW of power. This is a unique opportunity to understand the different architectures involved in data centre design.

In 2012 Colt's Welwyn data centre has received both TIER level certification and the Management and Operations stamp of approval from the Uptime Institute.

Full details of the access requirements to follow, but Welwyn is a 25 minute train ride from Kings Cross, followed by a short taxi ride to the site.