Isle of Man Data Centre Looks for London Overflow

Netcetera, the managed hosting and data centre providers, is tackling the London server space shortage with expansion into a new zone of a £10 million development on the Isle of Man.

The new zone will have 150 racks available for co-location, providing space away from London’s congested data centres.

London is facing more restrictions on space than ever before, partly due to planning restrictions imposed by the Olympics. Moreover, whereas power usage in London is often limited, Netcetera has 10 Megawatts of power available and can offer high density rack hosting up to 45kW per rack.

New all-in-one pricing for rack space, power and bandwidth – which competes with any player in the UK – will benefit companies looking to move their servers out of the office and co-locate for the first time, or companies who are thinking about expanding their current co-location space.
Netcetera’s professionally managed data centre takes care of any security, power, cooling and fire concerns caused by inappropriately storing servers in the office. A 10Gb Ethernet ring running between Manchester, London and the Isle of Man ensures the highest levels of connectivity performance and availability.

The Isle of Man and Netcetera’s data centre is perfect for co-location and disaster recovery services. Power is supplied from three of the most modern power stations in the UK, the data centre has natural security provided by the sea and the resilient high capacity fibre optic cables connected to both Manchester and London mean that connectivity is superb.

Recently the Isle of Man’s Gaming Commission recognised The Dataport’s resilience, reliability and security and awarded Netcetera with approved disaster recovery centre status.

The Isle of Man is only a maximum of an hour by plane from any UK airport and clients using Netcetera’s co-location facilities have 24hr access, 365 days a year. Clients can also manage their servers remotely with virtual server management services.

Netcetera’s Marketing Manager, Felicitas Gawenat, said, “Today’s businesses are heavily reliant on their IT infrastructures and it is essential that they are looked after properly. Companies are being restricted from expansion by both space and power shortages in their current data centres. Here on the Isle of Man we are in a great position to offer co-location at an all-in-one price for any business. Due to this, banking and financial services companies are showing particular interest in Netcetera.”