aql has been selected via an OJEU process by JISC as a trusted and recommended partner for your research colocation requirements. With our secure, carrier neutral datacentres, as well as direct access to the Janet network, we're able to support your infrastructure needs for research or operational systems.

aql is committed to further expansion of our space to support JISC stakeholders.

Why aql and the Northern Datacentre?



Built for high-performance computing

Our latest generation datacentres have been designed with supercomputers in mind, including:


  • Reinforced floors
  • High cooling density
  • Specialist installation equipment



Janet POP & IXLeeds

aql already hosts the main high-capacity access point into the Janet network, supporting national and international access to the academic community. This multi-terabit node is hosted in aql's own datacentres, giving you the easiest possible access and priority.

The Janet network also has a direct connection into IXLeeds, the Northern internet exchange – providing opportunity for high-capacity access between the Janet network and other commercial networks. This is ideal for supporting public-private research projects.




aql is continually planning further datacentre sites to support any stakeholder need, whatever it may be. We're also a part of, and are endorsed by, the Northern Powerhouse, connecting you to the growing economic talent in the area.

High-performance colocation for research

aql's datacentres provide you with world-class security and power, ideal for intensive applications and research purposes. We've invested millions of pounds to reach the standards required by Jisc, including power supply, fire-suppression, guaranteed uptime and security. Contact us for more information or see below for a gallery of our datacentre imagery.

aql datacentres

Technical specifications

  • 230V and 415V power supply
  • 2N power redundancy system with active UPS
  • 8+ hrs backup power with running refuel
  • 4 hours refuel backup
  • Hot aisle containment
  • Supporting >IL3 accreditable security
  • IG55 fire-suppression system
  • High efficiency cooling technology
  • 99.99% uptime
  • Total cumulative power supply to be in excess of 3.6MW

Specifications vary depending on HPC and customer needs – please see your stakeholder contract for exact terms and capabilities. For more information or to request a brochure, fill out the form below.

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13-15 Hunslet Road
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