Data centre and communications specialists, Node4, are celebrating a partnership with RTW Hosting, a London based SaaS provider after a successful 2009 working together.
RTW Hosting, who have been providing businesses with a range of hosted services since 1994, first came to Node4 looking for a SIP trunking provider to dovetail into their hosted voice platform. Node4’s SIPlink service fitted the bill perfectly. The ability to provide geographic numbers and competitive call rates fitted the customer’s requirements perfectly.
Around six months after their initial SIPlink order, RTW Hosting were looking for a colocation facility which could accommodate the business’s next planned phase of growth. It was at this time that Node4 were just completing the final developments on their latest data centre, DC3, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
DC3, with space for 450 racks, was just what RTW Hosting were looking for in terms of specification including, N+1 air conditioning and generators and an N+N UPS solution, cold aisle containment, up to 32amps dual feed power, and an on-site Network Operations Centre, to run their Roadtowork.com infrastructure. As a result, they placed an order for 3 full racks in DC3 with all the power they needed, moving their equipment in in September of this year. The size and young age of the facility meant that there is the option for RTW Hosting to increase their colocation presence with Node4 either within DC3 or across Node4’s other data centre sites in Derby and, by late 2010, Northampton.
Mike Wills, from RTW Hosting enthuses about Node4 and DC3; “Before moving to DC3, we were constantly up against restrictions on cooling and power and this was holding back growth. The DC3 data centre ticked all the boxes: The data centre provided us with the very latest security, well laid out and deep cabinets, superb cooling and all the power we needed. As a result, we have now migrated over our primary operations to DC3. With excellent response times from the support team, near immediate remote hands when needed; we have been delighted with the outcome. On the rare occasions when we need to visit site, the train has taken the strain in just a matter of a few hours. The most complicated logistic is the last mile in finding the site for the taxi driver or courier given its naturally discrete physical presence!”
Node4 and RTW Hosting are set to continue their working partnership throughout 2010 with a number of new projects in the pipeline.
Shane Dove, Node4’s Sales Manager comments; “We are very pleased to have RTW Hosting as a customer and as a partner, utilising our full range of products and solutions which has allowed them to make the most of the technologies available to themselves and their customers.”