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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

Capacity Current Planned
Data Centre Raised Floor 3,000 sq. ft. (276 sq.m.) 6,000 sq.ft. (562 sq.m.)
Raised Floor Height 2ft 8in (800mm) 2ft 8in (800mm)
Customer Racks 46 246
Services Area 5,000 sq. ft. (459 sq.m.) 5,000 sq. ft. (459 sq.m.)
Total Facility Size 16,000 sq. ft. (1,469 sq.m.) 16,000 sq.ft. (1,469 sq.m.)
Power Current Planned
Maximum Import Capacity 500kW 1.0MW
Transformer 1 x 10kV, 1MW Transformer 2 x 20kV, 1MW Transformer
Diesel Generator Backup FG Wilson 350kW / 400kVA 1.2MW
Minimum diesel storage 96 hours 96 hours
UPS 2 = 200kW GE Purepulse 8 x 200kW GE Purepulse
UPS Uptime > 20 minutes > 20 minutes
Design A and B power to every rack from separate UPS systems and separated sub distribution boards.
Carrier Neutral Connectivity Current Planned
Telecoms Mast 24m 30m (subject to planning)
Fibre Duct 2 x eNet 1 x Eircom 2 x eNet 2 x Eircom 2 x BT 2 x UPC
Duct entry separation 35m 35m
POPs Cogent, Smart, Tiscali, Verizon, eNet As required
Node BT
Mesh Bandwidth (minimum 3 providers) Juniper Routers – J6350’s Juniper Firewalls – SSG320’s Cisco Switches – 4948’s
Security Current Planned
Fire Detection Honeywell Honeywell
Fire Suppression Nitrogen Nitrogen
Camera Recording 14 Cameras x 10 Days 32 Cameras x 60 Days
Manned Presence 17 hours x 5 days 24 hours x 7 days
Air Conditioning Current Planned
Chillers 2 x 300kW Free-cooling Climaveneta 3 x 300kW Free-cooling Climaveneta
CRAHs 4 x 120kW Edpac 8 x 120kW Edpac
Design Chilled water x two circuits, cold aisle containment, dynamic set-point chillers.
BMS Echelon