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4D Data Centres partners with City Lifeline to offer central London colocation services

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4D Data Centres partners with City Lifeline to offer central London colocation services

02 July 2012: City Lifeline, the central London colocation data centre, and 4D Data Centres are now able to offer colocation services on each other’s sites through a strategic partnership. A new high-capacity dedicated fibre link has been installed between City Lifeline’s central London site near Moorgate and 4D’s flagship data centre in Byfleet, Surrey. Both data centres can now offer full mirroring of critical operations and dedicated, reliable, independent, geographically diverse backup and disaster recovery services to their customers.

Founded in 1999, 4D Data Centres offer colocation and connectivity services. The company has won a coveted place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for the last two years in a row, and has four sites in Surrey, London Docklands, Kent and now space within City Lifeline’s Central London data centre.

Jack Bedell-Pearce, managing director at 4D, said: “Partnering with City Lifeline means we can offer colocation, data storage and mirroring operations in Central London and transfer data speedily and cost effectively over our mutual 1GB connection. City Lifeline’s location makes it a great partner site. We have confidence in their staff and systems and look forward to providing our customers with excellent connectivity to Central London at a reasonable price. We chose City Lifeline for its premium service and personalised support, and because we know that the two companies have a similar professional working ethos.”

Roger Keenan, managing director at City Lifeline, explains: “We are thrilled to partner with 4D, as we can both benefit from one another’s expertise, locations and connectivity. In this highly competitive market, both our companies are already seeing increases in our sales. This new relationship enhances both companies’ portfolios of product offerings and will lead to further business opportunities.”

About City Lifeline

City Lifeline is the leading independent carrier-neutral colocation data centre in central London. Lifeline House is situated in an ideal location, just outside the central London Exclusion zone, in the emerging Silicon Roundabout / Tech City district.

With some of the best connectivity in London, City Lifeline provides a secure, reliable and resilient home for telecoms, networking and server hosting. Its customers have access to the fastest, carrier diverse networks in the UK connecting across the world.

The data centre offers a first-class, flexible and personal service coupled with the security, reliability and engineering teams to match.

For further information about City Lifeline visit: www.city-lifeline.co.uk

About 4D Data Centres

4D Data Centres runs one of the few independently owned data centre businesses in the UK. This Tier 3 data centre operator, based at its own flagship site in Surrey, also provides colocation and connectivity services in three other centres in The City, London Docklands and Kent. Other services include server colocation, dedicated servers and managed services. The company provides customers with access 24 x 7 x 365 days a year with around the clock support from 4D’s qualified and experienced technical engineers.

As well as colocation, 4D offers ultra-fast connectivity to the UK’s main communication hubs and other major colocation providers throughout the South-East. Owning its own diverse dark fibre to Points of Presence (POPs) in major data centres in London, 4D is rapidly becoming one of the major communications providers in the South-East.

4D has pioneered CO2 reduction techniques for the IT Industry and was one of the first UK data centres to install an evaporative cooling system. The use of this pioneering technology was officially recognised in May 2012 when the company won the Green Datacentre Project of the Year Award from Datacentre Solutions magazine. 4D Surrey now operates with an impressive PUE of 1.146 which makes it one of the greenest data centres on the planet.

In 2010 and 2011 the company’s rapid growth was acknowledged with a listing in the Deloitte Tech Fast 500 EMEA (a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

For further information about 4D Data Centres visit: www.4d-dc.com


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