19. September 2005
IXEurope Invests in Infrastructure Upgrades Bringing Unprecedented Resilience to Datacenters Across Europe
IXEurope, the fastest growing datacenter specialist in Europe, today announced that it is making significant upgrades to its datacenter infrastructure across Europe. The programme is in response to increasing power complexity in the datacenter, and recent reports of power supply problems across Europe.
Scheduled for completion by the end of 2006, the three year multimillion Euro upgrade plan will increase resilience, UPS capacity and cooling capability. It will improve standard datacenter design across all sites and specific upgrade projects will take place at five of its major facilities in the UK, Germany and Switzerland.
"With an increasing risk of power outages due to under investment in national power systems, resilience is at the top of our agenda. Our primary goal is to continue to provide our customers with highperformance, alwayson solutions. This upgrade guarantees that we will maintain our track record of delivering unprecedented service levels as we continue to expand," said Guy Willner, CEO of IXEurope.
IXEurope will continue to invest in an infrastructure that can both accommodate today's need for added resilience as well as scale to meet anticipated demand from the next generation of technology without putting undue pressure on its infrastructure.
With power being one the biggest challenges for the datacenter manager, it is critical that continued investment is made to ensure uninterrupted power supply. As a service provider this investment is an integral part of IXEurope's business plan. Enterprises can benefit from stateoftheart robust infrastructure without having to make the considerable capital investments in the equipment.
This programme reflects IXEurope's commitment to providing costeffective, high performance and scaleable datacenter solutions to customers in the enterprise, ebusiness and networking markets across Europe.
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