The data centre team at C4L have deployed a free WiFi network throughout the majority of their Data Centre PoP’s across their large UK network. Once a user connects they are able to use the internet for free, with no restrictions, regardless of device type, mobile, tablet or laptop.
With most C4L PoP sites activated, including City Lifeline, Telehouse and DRT, and since activating the network on 17th October, nearly 1000 unique devices have already connected. The WiFi service will assist network engineers verify that their colocated servers can be accessed outside of their own network, as well as working wirelessly within the Data Centre and staying connected with email.
Agodo Dumbe, Installation Technician at C4L, said of the project: “We are really happy to have been able to deploy free public WiFi in our PoP’s across the UK, we recognised the need for this service based on our own experience, which taught us that network engineers can really benefit from a separate internet connection within a DC, and we wanted to provide this service to all professionals within the industry. The Internet connection is isolated from the main infrastructure, so is does not affect any security within the Data Centre environment, and really helps out Data Centre and Network engineers who are working in our DC environments”