8. August 2007
Exponential-e to Extend Network to IXEurope Slough Datacentre
IXEurope Plc, Europe's specialist datacentre services company, has announced that Ethernet Service Provider, Exponential-e will be providing network services to its London Slough IXDatacentre™.
London Slough is the newest facility to open in London for several years and will provide customers with an array of carrier connectivity options for single-point-of-contact control and accessibility.
Exponential-e will provide access to its Carrier Class Gigabit Ethernet network that enables premium access to the Internet and high-speed, cost-effective connectivity. Its state-of-the-art VPLS design offers a fully-meshed layer 2 MPLS switched Ethernet core, so capacity, resiliency and flexibility are built-in.
"As one of Europe's leading carrier-neutral datacentre service providers, IXEurope is committed to providing a network rich environment for their customers. We are pleased to add IXEurope's point of presence to our next generation network” comments Mukesh Bavisi, Engineering Director at Exponential-e. “We are building one of the largest Metro networks in London and with the addition of the IXEurope in Slough we can now to provide high-speed cost effective connectivity to a number of identified customers".
“IXEurope aims to build a large and growing community of carriers at its IXDatacentres, which is essential to provide the network performance and choice that our customers expect, enabling them to meet their increasing need for high service resilience and low latency. This datacentre is well on its way to providing its customers with a truly network-rich environment,” said Russell Poole, UK General Manager at IXEurope.
This London4 IXDatacentre complements the Group's existing London facilities in the City, Park Royal and West London. The London4 facility will be built-out to its maximum capacity (10,000 m2) of high specification net space with 24 megawatts of provisioned power, including provision for high density power configurations such as blade-server farms. Phase 1 (5,000m2) was announced in June 2006 and access to customers has commenced. Phase 2 (5,000m2) will become operational in stages and will become fully available in H2 2008.
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, connectivity services and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise and Internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company is ISO 9001:2000 certified and has over 450 customers in the enterprise, Internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Boerse, Citigroup, Rackspace and SurfControl.
IXEurope is listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market.
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