Monday, 24 December 2012

ServerSpace Boosts Data Centre Operations



Late last week UK IT services and cloud provider ServerSpace announced the launching of a brand-new data centre in Enfield. The new data centre is a state-of-the-art, 71,500 square-foot facility purposely located outside of London for better disaster recovery support. At the same time, it is just 10 miles from the city. That means is easily accessible by company staff that might need to travel to and from the facility.

Company officials say the new data centre was built in response to increased demand for their cloud and managed hosting services. Moreover, because so many customers were asking for reliable infrastructure with no connectivity issues, ServerSpace decided a brand-new facility was a better option than trying just to beef up what they already have.

Connectivity is one of the chief complaints among cloud and managed service customers. To handle this Server Space designed and built the Enfield space to provide multi-layered security (both hardware and software), low latency routes for quick access to London, state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression, round-the-clock monitoring, and a guarantee of 100% uptime.

At the heart of the new facility is a design that focuses on customer growth. ServerSpace custom designed and built the facility with an eye on providing customers low-cost cloud environments and managed services that could be easily managed while still growing with them. They believe they have achieved that at Enfield.

The new data centre is the fourth in the ServerSpace portfolio; a group of data centres providing cloud computing and other services to big-name customers like NBC, Jurys Inn Hotel Group, and others. Even small companies have reaped tremendous benefits from signing on with ServerSpace.

For the last six years Server Space has been one of the faster growing IT companies in the UK. Their focus on affordable, high quality, and guaranteed cloud computing has earned them a reputation as a company worth doing business with. The Enfield data centre sets them up for a fair amount of growth heading in the future, although at this rate it will not be long before a fifth facility finds its way into the group.

Customer Demand Always Good News

There are many positives to take away from the ServerSpace news, not the least of which is the fact that having to expand due to customer demand is always a good problem to have. ServerSpace has earned it after years of offering reliable hosting and top-of-the-line customer service.

 On a broader scale, the ServerSpace expansion is good for the entire cloud industry in the UK. Cloud adoption has been slow in many parts of Europe due to concerns over security, connectivity, and uptime. When companies like ServerSpace are able to convince new clients to trust them with their cloud environments, it is saying something about changing attitudes.

Here's hoping the data centre can live up to its 100% uptime guarantee. If so, they will have earned the increased business that will inevitably follow. If not they risk damaging a reputation they worked so hard to achieve.

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