Orange Polska – Warsaw Data Hub is a modern data centre started in the autumn of 2020 in Łazy near Warsaw. It is expected to be ready for use as early as autumn 2021. Now, as a unique facility of this type in Poland, it has obtained a certificate of compliance with the requirements of Class 3 of the latest version of the European data centre standard EN 50600. This confirms that the designed solutions guarantee a high degree of reliability and availability of critical infrastructure and data processing and transmission with virtually no interruptions.
The certificate of compliance with the requirements of Class 3 of EN 50600 standards was awarded to Warsaw Data Hub at the project stage by UK consultancy Capitoline with local partner PIDC Polski Instytut Data Center S.A.
According to the current rules, the second stage of certification – for the finished facility – will be carried out after the construction and commissioning of all installations.
“From the beginning, we wanted the Warsaw Data Hub to meet the highest standards”, said Daniel Piechocki – Director of Network and IT Resource Management in Orange Polska, “This guarantees not only the security of our own telecommunications and information systems that will be transferred here, but also confirmation that the data of our customers who choose to use the co-location, network and cloud services provided by Orange Polska will be completely secure.”
The Orange data processing center is being built within the boundaries of the Warsaw conurbation, close to the most important business and logistics hub in Poland. It is to be one of the most modern facilities of its kind in Poland in terms of technologies, safety standards and ecological solutions. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art physical, fire and technical safety systems. It will be powered by two independent power connections. Each computer room will have its own power supply, ventilation and precision air conditioning systems, as well as its own fuel supply for 72 hours of continuous operation. Advanced early fire detection systems and a gas extinguishing system will be used to ensure the highest fire safety. The building will also be protected by safety systems using biometric technologies, physical protection, and all technical infrastructure will be supervised by a monitoring system for the technical environment and on-call maintenance centre operating in 24/7 mode.
Warsaw Data Hub will also be equipped with a photovoltaic installation with a power of 0.5 MWp.