Timico opened a new datacentre in January in Newark-on-Trent, with the £5 million hosting centre now offering infrastructure-, platform- and software-as-a-service based on cloud-based delivery.
The Newark data centre is built to surpass Tier 3 status standards, guaranteeing 99.982 per cent availability for site infrastructure. With 144 racks for customer equipment and Timico’s own virtual infrastructure, there will be more than 14,400Tb of storage – enough to allocate 2.2Mb to every person on the planet.
All equipment at the facility is brand new and powered by a dedicated power substation with dual generator backup. The datacentre features cold aisle containment construction and free-air cooling techniques, as well as VESDA fire detection and suppression systems. The dual 10Gbps internet links are diversely routed and carrier-neutral to guarantee availability and performance. State-of-the-art physical security protocols, such as biometric checks, ID tags and CCTV, are used to ensure data is robustly protected.
Trefor Davies, chief technology officer, Timico, said, “UK businesses are moving to virtual computing environments and hosted applications at a pace. But they are rightly cautious of mass-market cloud offerings, where their data could be held anywhere in the world. Businesses want the guarantee of private cloud services, hosted safely and securely in the UK.”
Timico will now offer dedicated servers from Dell, virtual private server (VPS) solutions using Cisco and VMware technologies, and storage area networks from EMC.