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Airedale develops bespoke solution to solve Data Centre challenge

06 September 2018

The Challenge

One of the biggest downtime threats for data centre operators is leaks, and preventing them is one of the most fundamental areas of protection of data centres and critical facilities. 

Standard technologies for leak detection include tape leak detection or pipe-in-pipe solutions. But what happens when the extent of the water distribution scheme and inaccessibility make these inapplicable?

This was the situation with one of the largest data centres in the UK, who have a water distribution system to feed 20MW of adiabatic cooling units. 

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Elite benefits by “power by the hour”

01 June 2018

Founded 10 years ago in Portsmouth, Elite has more than 10,000 customers for its connectivity, data centre and voice services.

They range from multinationals to small businesses and from charities to government agencies.

Among its customers, Elite names Interflora, Qatar Airways, Heineken, Portsmouth City Council, Dogs Trust and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, et al.

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Cool it: data centre deal saves thousands in energy costs

01 April 2018

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Matthew Riley founded Daisy Group seven years ago to target small- to medium-sized businesses which he felt were not best served by the incumbent telecoms companies.

Starting with a handful of staff, the company now has 4,000 employees and 600,000 customers of all sizes, including half of the UK’s high street retailers.

And as well as telecoms, including mobile, it offers hosting, procurement – from printers to servers – and finance, among other services.

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Moving data closer to home

01 April 2018

Based in the village of Albury near Guildford, Marotori was established just over 16 years ago to design websites. It quickly found a demand among its clients for web hosting and this required a lot of support.

At first, the company used a data centre in Maidenhead. Maratori director Rob Thomson says: “By moving over to the cloud the biggest risks to our business, such as having a hard disk fail, have been removed.”

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IT challenges for legal firm as three become one

02 November 2017

Law firm Howard Kennedy has undergone huge change over the last few years, including merging with two other law firms.

The mergers brought with them more staff and a growing number of clients with significant amounts of data which needed to be accessible and protected.

In addition, the firm moved into new offices in Southwark by London Bridge.

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In the City, trust is vital for IT company

02 November 2017

Founded nearly 30 years ago, MMRIT provides IT services to professional services organisations in London, including hedge funds, alternative investment managers, barristers’ chambers and law firms.

The company is based in Clerkenwell, near Old Street tube station and the British Museum. It reports that an increasing number of its clients were keen to move their IT off-premise to the cloud. The advantage would be the ability to centralise their infrastructure, free up office space and share costs around hardware, power and cooling with other MMRIT customers.

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The data centre ‘just down the road’

02 November 2017

Based on a farm in a Surrey village, IT Protocol specialises in security services to protect its clients’ networks, including vulnerability tests, intrusion prevention, remote authentication and data leakage protection.

Its customers include a global staffing company, big retailers, investment firms, housing associations, university departments, a stately home and a luxury yacht.

When the site of its data centre provider was sold, IT Protocol had to look for a provider to host and manage its server and storage. It had to be easily accessible to IT Protocol staff and the company’s clients, some of whom are based in London.

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Fiscal gains in The Bunker

01 July 2017

Established in 2002, fintech company Fiscal Technologies creates software that prevents money from mistakenly or fraudulently leaving an organisation.

With offices in the UK and the US, the firm says its forensic solutions analyse financial transactions across the entire purchase-to-pay process, finding anomalies, errors, duplicates and identifying potential duplicity.

Some of Fiscal’s customers require contractual certainty that their data do not come into contact with any organisation that has any kind of relationship with the US or American organisations due to data sovereignty requirements.

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Granada University

23 February 2017

The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university located in the city of Granada, Spain, and founded in 1531 by Emperor Charles V. With approximately 85,000 end users, it is the fourth largest university in Spain. Apart from the city of Granada, UGR also has campuses in Northern Africa.
Every year over 2,000 European students enrol in UGR through the Erasmus Programme, making it one of the most popular European destinations. The university’s Centre for Modern Languages receives over 10,000 international students each year. In 2014, UGR was voted the best Spanish university by international students.
The University also provides the University Community with a wide range of cultural activities such as musical concerts, poetry, various conferences, cinema, courses, seminars, exhibitions etc. The aim of all these activities is to provide a link between university life and the other elements of the city, society and culture. The University is also the first organisation in the world to use an Ethernet network designed for 160Gbps connectivity.

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The importance of consultation in a commoditised world

22 December 2016

By Brian Macnamara, Vice President of Europe Sales, Tripp Lite.

When it comes to data centres, people’s thoughts almost immediately turn to servers and storage. But it was not a lack of computing power that Icomm Technologies struggled with during a recent data centre update at its Birmingham headquarters.

As an IT managed service provider, Icomm’s range of solutions includes hosting, data storage and backup.  In order to accommodate this growing business, Icomm was tasked with upgrading its data centre to the most current and effective technology.  Icomm had to ensure reliability, protect against any possible source of failure and plan for future growth. The renovation included upgrading the fire suppression system, installing redundant air conditioning and designing a complete IT infrastructure solution to organize, protect, power, manage and connect the new equipment.     

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