Virtual Data Centre Tour

Delivering 100% uptime since 2011
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Thrive's Data Centre

Our Data Centre has delivered 100% uptime since its 2011 opening: Thrive customers can focus on core business activities with no concerns over potential outages.

Data Halls

  • UK data centre
  • ISO 27001
  • Tier 3+
  • Two data halls: 240 racks
  • Raised floor for effective air flow, temperature regulation and fire suppression
  • Temps are maintained at optimal levels by a multicomponent temp control system
  • Heat reclamation and hot/cold air segregation enhances Thrive’s environmental stance and deliver further cost savings
Data Centre Halls
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Data Hall Security

  • Optional PCI compliant racks with CCTV camera
  • Audited swipe card entry
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • RFID rack entry security
  • Enterprise-grade firewall
  • DDoS mitigation
  • Access via private VLAN


  • Carrier neutrality via 13 Tier 1 providers: use your carrier of choice
  • Cross connects (multiple outbound routes) to a diverse fibre network
  • Existing fibre connections between over 200 European data centres: improved value and faster set-up
  • Reduces setup lead time
  • Reduces costs
  • Direct connectivity to highly resilient SIP services and IP Transit
Data Centre Connectivity

On-Site Specs

Site Security

With around-the-clock, enterprise-grade security from the perimeter to each rack, all our customers’ data and infrastructure are protected, always.

  • Steel palisade perimeter fence
  • Electronic security gates
  • HD CCTV monitoring with infra red night vision
  • Motion detectors
  • Intruder and proximity alarms
  • 24/7 security personnel

Site Facilities

We’re conveniently located in Luton, ten minutes from the M1, and 30 minutes by train from London St Pancras Cross Station.

  • Opened in 2011
  • Owned and operated by Thrive
  • Secure, on-site parking
  • Transport links: London Luton Airport, M1 Junction 10, Luton railway station
  • Kitchen and meeting rooms
  • Showers and toilets
  • Pre-stage labs – controlled environment for build and test, de-risking new deployments
  • Reduces risk of down time


Our high efficiency power supply systems are designed to deliver the exceptional resilience required for our 100% power-on SLA.

  • PUE: 1.3
  • On-site supply: 1MvA 11k
  • 2 plant rooms; separate power distribution boards
  • N+1 configuration UPS: 100% continuous supply; zero down time
  • Diesel backup with 24 hour on-site fuel supply
  • N+1 16/32amp rack power, independent A+B power feed configuration into each Data Hall
  • Up to 20kw per rack
  • Power-on SLA: 100%

Fire Detection and Suppression

Highly sensitive fire detection and control systems are in place that quickly and effectively minimise damage and disruption in the unlikely event of a fire.

  • Three-stage VESDA fire detection in all plant areas
  • IG55 inert gas suppression systems
  • Multi-component solution protecting the entire facility, for the effective containment and rapid extinguishing of any fire.

On-Site Technical Assistance Centre

The Thrive culture of absolute flexibility, our exceptional technical expertise, and our extensive infrastructure capabilities add up to a uniquely attractive service for all our customers.

  • Fully qualified engineers, 24/7
  • “Remote hands” or fully managed service
  • A safe pair of hands: ITIL best practice framework and ISO 27001
  • Migration Service: qualified technical resource to manage migration of equipment into the data centre
  • Proactive monitoring: enterprise grade service ensuring datacentre facilities always operate to our 100% SLA
  • Support for third party engineers
  • Managed firewall
  • Cable and rack migration

Visit Our Data Centre

We have invested heavily in highly resilient infrastructure at our Tier 3+ data centre in Luton in order to provide our clients with over seven years of 100% uptime. To date, we have never had a service-affecting outage. Following your guided tour you will have the opportunity to meet our cloud and datacentre experts to discuss your specific requirements and answer your specific questions.