|By PR Newswire||
|April 2, 2014 07:08 AM EDT||
READING, England, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Investment in upgrading Maidenhead Data Centre facility brings benefits to customers
Pulsant, the cloud computing, managed hosting and colocation expert, has announced long-term client C4L has renewed its contract with the company by signing a three-year deal. C4L is a provider of colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications and currently has a large footprint within Pulsant's Maidenhead Data Facility.
The company has been a client for four years and in that time has added to the services that Pulsant provides, initially making use of the Maidenhead campus before expanding to Pulsant's Milton Keynes facility. These services include colocation, power supply and connectivity along three wavelengths between sites in Maidenhead, Milton Keynes and London.
"We have a significant presence in Maidenhead with a number of racks there, and we host several of our clients at this campus," says Simon Mewett, CEO, C4L. "By committing to a new three-year deal we are, in effect, committing to the Maidenhead site. It offers us a cost-effective destination outside of London, with excellent connectivity between the site and the city with low latency. It is also an excellent disaster recovery facility to support our other sites.
"The recent multi-million pound investment that Pulsant has put into the Maidenhead upgrade has made the latest technology available to us and enables us to pass those benefits onto our clients."
Upgrades to the Maidenhead campus include electrical and mechanical improvements, enhanced connectivity into and out of the facility, and an expansion of the company's risk management framework. A new UPS - uninterruptible power supplies - architecture, new plant rooms for the devices, separate LV and UPS switch rooms, and a new area to house the UPS batteries have been built. This ensures that Pulsant is providing an N+1 redundant power supply to all racks with single and dual fed supplies from new distribution points up to 6kw.
Further upgrades are also taking place, including the inclusion of 32amp and dual fed rack space, customer areas for meetings and downtime, as well as build room and secure storage facilities.
"In addition to the upgrade, over the years we've had excellent service from the remote hands support team at Maidenhead. They are an experienced and knowledgeable team who know our business and can quickly assist us and implement what we need," concludes Mewett.
Pulsant is an award winning company that provides enterprise-class IT services to over 3,000 customers, ranging from SMEs to large private and public sector organisations. The company is one of the UK's largest providers of Managed Hosting, Cloud Computing, Colocation and Managed Networks.
Pulsant owns and operates a resilient 10gb core network connecting its 10 wholly owned ISO 27001 compliant data centres across the UK, of which certain sites are also ILS2, ILS3 and PCI certified. Pulsant are only one of two companies globally to have been awarded the BSI CSA Star accreditation for cloud security. The company also provides services internationally from data centres in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. As an active member of the Green Grid consortium, Pulsant operates a green data centre strategy and all of its UK sites are powered by 100 per cent renewable sources.
With a focus on providing world-class technology, Pulsant employs an expert team that creates advanced and innovative solutions that optimise performance and cost-effectively manage, store and safeguard data.
In 2013 Pulsant was awarded the Royal Warrant as a provider of hosted IT and data centre services to the Royal household.
For more information, please visit http://www.pulsant.com
C4L is a leading data centre colocation and connectivity solutions provider, with access to over 100 UK data centres and more than 300 globally. C4L offer a range of services including colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications. With their own data centre located on the South West coast and a fully privately owned, high-capacity, 1-100Gb capable fibre-optic network, utilising equipment from leading technology vendors such as Juniper, Extreme and Cisco. This network called coreTX, links multiple data centres across the UK using a diverse fibre optic backbone and DWDM technology to provide very high performance.
C4L clients include government agencies, FTSE 250 companies, international financial institutions, system integrators, top 100 VARs, resellers and many of the UK's network carriers. Our entire business is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of service and we have achieved certifications such as ISO9001 & 27001 to demonstrate this. C4L was the 2012 winner of HSBC's South West Business Thinking initiative, and has been ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA, as well as the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100.