Fortis is the first speculative purpose built datacentre in Scotland.

Fortis is conveniently located in the heart of central Scotland, just off the M8 Motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Fortis is one of the most advanced datacentre facilities in the UK and offers customers looking for commercial datacentre space, a level of quality and energy efficiency unmatched in Scotland. The key features of Fortis are:

  • 4,000m2 technical space across four independent data halls
  • Capacity for over 1,900 47u racks when fully fitted out
  • Unique podular design
  • Every rack housed in a secure pods available with cage and independent electronic access control systems
  • 1kW – 30kW per rack available with dual 32A feeds as standard
  • Certified for Design to The Uptime Institute (TUI) Tier III standard (Construction and Sustainable Operations in progress)
  • Tier IV electrical systems
  • Two loading bays and two 2000kg lifts for equipment
  • Onsite technical support 24×7
  • Up to 16mW total power available
  • A design PUE of 1.18
  • 100% renewable energy sources available
  • N+N Indirect free air cooling for the full facility
  • N+N 2.5mW prime rated generators with 6 hour day tanks plus bulk fuel storage for 72 hours operation
  • Modular N+N UPS systems to handle full facility load for up to 10 minutes
  • Cold isle containment for all racks
  • Automatic Fire Detection to BS5839 and BS6266
  • Gas suppression solution to all data halls
  • VESDA aspirating smoke detection in all data halls
  • BMS and SCADA system control and measurement
  • Full access control and security system, including CCTV and biometric readers
  • IS027001 certification
  • Anti-scale dual perimeter fence with motion sensing CCTV within the no-mans-land zone
  • Secure vehicle entry system with dual stage access gate, ANPR and anti-ram barrier
  • UK’s first Life Sciences and Healthcare compliant datacentre (GxP, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, HIPAA, HITECH, EU Annex 11, MHRA and NHS)
  • IL3/4 capable facility
  • 10 layers of security with two factor authentication to gain access to a cabinet