PEER 1 Hosting smoothly migrates over 1,600 servers

PEER 1 Hosting, the online IT hosting provider, has revealed the successful migration of over 1,600 devices and over 120TB of SAN data, to its recently opened green data centre in Portsmouth.

To ensure success, the company moved no more than 60 physical devices in any one night, powering them down at 11pm, packing them into individual flight cases, then into a specially designed truck with air suspension for the short journey. By 5am, all devices were back online with some not needing the allocated 6 hours. The company reported zero complications as it completed the move of servers worth thousands of pounds.

“Our customers’ data is very important to them and to us, it is their livelihood and protecting it is our highest priority. The level of trust and close cooperation that we have built with PEER 1 Hosting means that we had no concerns about the migration process for our colocated equipment. They were completely transparent in their operations and gave us a lot of information in a timely manner. PEER 1’s staff were very professional in their approach and always available for any questions or concerns,” said Richard Davies, CEO, ElasticHosts Ltd.

“Our team did an amazing job migrating the servers without any fuss. The moved happened so swiftly that some of our customers were transferred without even noticing. The migration project was a massive milestone for us and our customers and I couldn’t ask for a better result,” said Dominic Monkhouse, Managing Director EMEA, PEER 1 Hosting.

In 2010 PEER 1 Hosting consolidated two of its Atlanta data centres in the U.S.A, moving all of its customers’ servers into one location. The move was successfully delivered by PEER 1’s own staff. The same team performed the UK physical migration of servers from its Fleet data centre to the new facility in Portsmouth. The 5,372m2 green data offers businesses across London and the South East scalable managed hosting, dedicated hosting and colocation services in one of the greenest data centres in the country.

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