HNS migrates Penguin to NGD’s “mega” data centre

03 January 2018

Hub Network Services (HNS) has migrated Penguin to NGD’s South Wales mega data centre. The Cardiff-based ISP wanted to relocate its rack servers to a modern colocation facility which also offered lower costs and a more convenient location.

HNS says a critical requirement of the project was avoiding changes to the extensive IP address base managed by Penguin on behalf of its customers.

During the two week transition period, the colo and network infrastructure provider’s solution was to implement a VPN-based IP tunnel which securely encapsulated and routed all IP traffic simultaneously between the two sites.

Following the move to NGD, HNS says it has also provided Penguin with additional network redundancy through direct connections to its diverse IP transit network.

Penguin MD Chris Hemmings adds that with zero downtime involved and by eliminating the need for renumbering of IP addresses, HNS saved his company valuable time and avoided inconveniencing customers.