Firstnet to launch first Tier III data centre in Leeds

10 April 2017

Firstnet Solutions is managed by husband and wife team David and Angie Cusworth.

Firstnet Solutions is managed by husband and wife team David and Angie Cusworth.

Leeds-based IT managed service provider Firstnet Solutions has opened its first data centre in the city.

The company says the new facility has been designed as a bespoke data centre and is not a building conversion.

It is carrier agnostic with multiple redundant connections, and is also said to feature multiple hardware failover, physical security, and a low carbon footprint design.

With an existing phase one 400 rack data hall and parallel redundant engineering infrastructure, including 24/7 security and technical support, Firstnet reckons its facility will offer a level of service and quality which, following its planned upgrade to Tier III, will not be found elsewhere in the region.

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Riverbed provides shipping firm with unsinkable network

14 March 2017

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping operator, is using Riverbed’s SteelCentral to monitor business-critical applications and services, and provide the ability to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks.

The company has signed a five-year contract with Riverbed as part of its strategy to become the digital leader within the shipping sector.

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SD performs record-breaking credit checks with DataShed analytics

14 March 2017

DataShed MD Ed Thewlis says SD Taylor now has a “significant”advantage over its rivals.

DataShed MD Ed Thewlis says SD Taylor now has a “significant”advantage over its rivals.

Home credit company SD Taylor has partnered with analytics and data integration specialists at The DataShed to digitise its entire operation, reduce expenditure and achieve ambitious growth plans.

Solihull-based SD Taylor provides personal loans under its trading name, Loans at Home.

Ed Thewlis, MD at The DataShed, says the partnership with the firm is focused on two main objectives: implementing ultra-modern technology, and ensuring cost efficiency.

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Rockingham fulfils its need for speed both on and off the track

14 March 2017

Rockingham Motor Speedway is Europe’s fastest banked oval racing circuit and needed an IT network to match.

Rockingham Motor Speedway is Europe’s fastest banked oval racing circuit and needed an IT network to match.

Rockingham Motor Speedway has overhauled its ICT infrastructure to support the growth of its sports events and business centre.

The Corby-based venue is the first race track to be built in the UK since Brooklands in 1907.

It is also Europe’s fastest banked oval circuit, with the unbeaten lap record for the 1.5 mile oval set at 24.719 seconds in September 2001.

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