Secure Facilities

Madliena Primary Facility

Built to Tier III specifications, the Melita Primary Data Centre in Madliena is the only purpose-built facility in Malta. It covers a total fully-fenced footprint of 10,000m2, making it the island’s largest facility.

This strategically-chosen site is a solitary building situated on high-ground. It is detached from the main traffic arteries, does not pose flooding risks and does not sit under any aircraft flight paths, thus meeting and exceeding the stringent levels of security required. Beyond that, the site is located just a few minutes away from the main business hubs of Sliema and St Julian’s, ensuring it is excellently connected to the power grid.

Mriehel Secondary Facility

Our secondary Data Centre facility in Mriehel is built to the same strict technical specifications as our primary site in Madliena.

Strategically located within Melita’s Head Office in the fastgrowing Central Business Hub, the site is connected to our Madliena POP via two diverse high-capacity fibre optic cables fully owned and managed by Melita.

This secondary facility is PCI-DSS compliant and ISO27001 certified, making it an ideal alternative hosting site.

Facility certifications

Facilities Features

Power Supply
  • Resilient diesel generators with more than one-week fuel autonomy
  • Online/Modular UPS (N+N) with 15-minute autonomy
  • Duplicate power feeds in each rack from two sources
  • Maximum power per rack: 2 x 32Amps
  • PDU metering with remote management
  • Each UPS machine is made up of hot-swappable modularity with N+1 internal redundancy
  • Chilled air/DX cooling system (N+N)
  • Cold aisle containment setup
  • Stable temperature and humidity
Physical Security
Power Supply
  • Full barbed wire perimeter fencing
  • RFID security card and PIN access system
  • CCTV monitoring with 90-day backup storage
  • 24/7/365 manned patrol security guard
  • 24/7/365 escorted access to approved customer personnel
Fire Suppression
  • Very early aspiration system
  • NOVEC 1230 fire suppression system
  • Plant rooms, electrical room and UPS rooms are further protect with a fire suppression system

Green hosting

In 2021 Melita became carbon neutral. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact by minimising our electricity consumption, investing in solar energy and supporting international renewable energy projects. We have set emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The targets, covering greenhouse gas emissions from our operations, are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.

Redundant by design

International traffic from the Melita Data Centre in Madliena to mainland Europe is transited through diverse submarine cables, which terminate in Sicily at Pozzallo and Catania. Both Point of Presence (PoP) in Sicily are linked, enabling an end-to-end Layer 1 ring between Malta and continental Europe. Each Melita PoP in Sicily connects to two distinct PoPs in Milan via several protected Layer 2 links through mainland Italy. These high-capacity links are provided by diverse suppliers.

In Milan, Melita peers with the world’s largest Tier I internet providers, including Colt, Arelion, Cogent and Google. To further strengthen the quality of internet service in Malta, Melita’s AS12709 peers with other carriers and key global content providers on the Frankfurt Internet Exchange and the Milan Internet Exchange respectively.

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Covering an area of 10,000m2 Melita’s fully-fenced data centre is the largest on the island

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