Data Centre

ASK4 own and operate a carrier neutral Data Centre optimised for the internet industry.

The ASK4 Data Centre in Sheffield connects to ASK4’s 10Gb/s carrier neutral dedicated national network. DC1 is well connected to key network locations in London, Manchester and Leeds via our high capacity network alongside other tier 1 network providers. Making claims about having the best connectivity, equipment and security is easy. That’s why we let the facility do the talking.



  • On-site dedicated HV substation
  • 1.5 MVA of power
  • Socomec Delphy Green Power N+1 UPS System
  • 8, 16 and 32 Amp racks available
  • 1 x 550KVA prime rated generator launch, up to 3 parallel in line with load requirements
  • Schneider Electric and General Electric (GE) power distribution system with rack-level billing grade digital metering

  • 42u x 1000 x 700 racks
  • Computer Room 1 – 250m2 ground floor to house up to 100 racks
  • Computer Room 2 – 250m2 first floor to house up to 80 racks
  • 10KN/m2 raised access floors
  • Dedicated build room with anti-static build area and welfare facilities
  • Secure loading bay

  • Detached building in secure compound
  • Securex Perimeter security fence system
  • 24/7 Monitored CCTV system with police priority response
  • Two-factor authentication access control system

  • VESDA fire detection
  • FM-200 fire suppression
  • 24/7 monitored fire alarm

  • Airedale Smartcool down flow Air Conditioning system N+1 configuration
  • Cold aisle containment system using Cannon Data Room Cabinet system

  • Carrier neutral facility
  • Carriers present: Ask4, BT Openreach, Virgin Media, Level 3 Communications, KCOM, Allegro Networks

  • 24/7 access
  • 24/7 on-site NOC

Space and Power

  • 10 single unit rows
  • 2.5 Amps of power

  • 21 single unit slots
  • 4 Amps of power

  • 42 single unit slots
  • 8, 16 or 32 Amps of power

  • Each pod contains 16 racks
  • Up to 32 Amps of power per rack



We partner with many major data centres and network operators in the UK enabling us to offer you the connections and co-location you require. These key partners include:

  • Telehouse
  • Telecity
  • AQL Limited
  • Sleek Networks
  • Virgin Media
  • Level 3 Communications
  • KCOM
  • BT Openreach
  • Allegro Networks