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Cork Internet Exchange

Our company is based and hosted in the Cork Internet Exchange data centre in Cork City. With our own cabinets and servers, Beecher Networks is well placed to serve your websites efficiently and affordably.

First conceived in 2006 by Adam Beecher, Jerry Sweeney, Tom Raftery and Sascha Luck, CIX started accepting customers in mid-2007, and offered full power and connectivity just six months after that.

Cork Internet Exchange

Technical Specification Sheet

CapacityCurrentPlanned
Data Centre Raised Floor3,000 sq. ft. (276 sq.m.)6,000 sq.ft. (562 sq.m.)
Raised Floor Height2ft 8in (800mm)2ft 8in (800mm)
Customer Racks46246
Services Area5,000 sq. ft. (459 sq.m.)5,000 sq. ft. (459 sq.m.)
Total Facility Size16,000 sq. ft. (1,469 sq.m.)16,000 sq.ft. (1,469 sq.m.)
PowerCurrentPlanned
Maximum Import Capacity500kW1.0MW
Transformer1 x 10kV, 1MW Transformer2 x 20kV, 1MW Transformer
Diesel Generator BackupFG Wilson 350kW / 400kVA1.2MW
Minimum diesel storage96 hours96 hours
UPS2 = 200kW GE Purepulse8 x 200kW GE Purepulse
UPS Uptime> 20 minutes> 20 minutes
DesignA and B power to every rack from separate UPS systems and separated sub distribution boards.
Carrier Neutral ConnectivityCurrentPlanned
Telecoms Mast24m30m (subject to planning)
Fibre Duct2 x eNet 1 x Eircom2 x eNet 2 x Eircom 2 x BT 2 x UPC
Duct entry separation35m35m
POPsCogent, Smart, Tiscali, Verizon, eNetAs required
NodeBT
Mesh Bandwidth (minimum 3 providers)Juniper Routers – J6350’s Juniper Firewalls – SSG320’s Cisco Switches – 4948’s
SecurityCurrentPlanned
Fire DetectionHoneywellHoneywell
Fire SuppressionNitrogenNitrogen
Camera Recording14 Cameras x 10 Days32 Cameras x 60 Days
Manned Presence17 hours x 5 days24 hours x 7 days
Air ConditioningCurrentPlanned
Chillers2 x 300kW Free-cooling Climaveneta3 x 300kW Free-cooling Climaveneta
CRAHs4 x 120kW Edpac8 x 120kW Edpac
DesignChilled water x two circuits, cold aisle containment, dynamic set-point chillers.
BMSEchelon