Computacenter switches Liberty to private cloud

09 February 2018

Computacenter has migrated Liberty Global’s operations onto a new private cloud environment using VMware.

Claimed to be the world’s largest international cable company, Liberty Global offers quad play services across 12 European countries and a portfolio of brands including Virgin Media, Telenet and UPC.

Computacenter says the company needed to unite its operations to maximise agility but found that traditional data centre infrastructure no longer offered the flexibility it needed.

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Kao Data opens for business at premium Greater London campus

24 January 2018

Kao Data COO Paul Finch (left) says the facility has an "acute focus on reliability and availability". Alsp pictured are CEO Jan Daan Luycks CEO (centre) and CTO Gerard Thibault.

Kao Data COO Paul Finch (left) says the facility has an "acute focus on reliability and availability". Also pictured are CEO Jan Daan Luycks CEO (centre) and CTO Gerard Thibault.

Kao Data has announced the opening of Kao London One, the first of its four data centres to be built at its campus in Harlow.

Located in the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor, the Kao Data Campus is 20 miles north of London Docklands and 30 minutes from Liverpool Street.

It is said to represent one of the largest developments in the UK. When fully completed, the £200 million campus will support an IT load of more than 35MW across 150,000 square feet of technical space. 

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SITE relocates Ridgeons to new site

03 January 2018

Secure I.T. Environments (SITE) has carried out a complex data relocation project for Ridgeons, the Cambridge-based timber and builders’ merchants.

It involved the closure of a data centre and relocation to new facilities on an existing Ridgeons’ depot site, following the sale of land in Cambridge.

The original centre had been built, serviced and maintained throughout its lifetime by Secure I.T. As a result, the company says it had an “excellent” understanding of the client’s needs.

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Comtec to deliver data centre upgrade for IP House

03 January 2018

IP House has commissioned Reigate-based Comtec Power to upgrade its data centre in London Docklands.

Once completed, the 16,000ft2 facility will meet Tier III requirements to provide users with secure, resilient, and ultra-fast colocation services.

Startup operator IP House purchased what was previously a redundant data centre next to the City of London and Canary Wharf in late 2015.

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