Easynet expands hosting with new data centres

In a move which further strengthens its managed hosting solutions, Easynet has taken a series of initiatives across Europe to expand its data centre capacity for customers whilst retaining its focus on the environment. These initiatives include the opening of its first Energy Centre, an innovative carbon neutral data centre in the Netherlands.

The International managed network and hosting company has completed an overhaul of one its Netherlands data centres to create its first Energy Centre, which now has double the power previously available with zero effect on the environment. The Energy Centre has been carefully designed to ensure maximum efficiency for power usage, and to maximise data centre space for customers. The hardware used in the data centre has been specifically selected to require less cooling. The data centre will adopt ‘free cooling’ techniques, using outside air to cool the equipment inside, further improving the Power Usage Efficiency rating during the winter months.

In the UK, Easynet has deployed managed data centre operations within the Equinix London-Slough (LD4) Internet Business Exchange (IBX) centre, providing a foundation for many of its international managed hosting solutions. Equinix is a leading network-neutral data centre provider and the winner of the Green Award and Best Disaster Recovery Service at the Data Centre Europe Awards. Easynet offers a suite of managed hosting solutions from the centre, including business continuity, security and storage management.

Similar to the Energy Centre in the Netherlands, the data centre in Slough has been carefully designed by Equinix to lower energy consumption and to minimise environmental impact.

In Hamburg, Germany, Easynet has opened a high specification, energy-efficient data centre to meet increasing demand for its managed hosting and network services, and in Italy, Easynet has switched to a green energy provider for its data centre and office in Milan. Sorgenia provides the data centre and office with certified clean energy, coming exclusively from renewable sources.