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Stressing the importance of location at the Data Centre Summit

by david.nunes

Stressing the importance of location at the Data Centre Summit

FARNBOROUGH – 3 October 2013 – Datum Datacentres’ strategic choice of location was corroborated by business critical IT company, Attenda, at the Computing Data Centre Summit last week. As reported in Computing, John Noakes, director of product marketing & partners for Attenda called out the importance of a data centre’s physical location when considering its security.

Speaking on the panel ‘Insights into the data centre of the future’ at the Summit, Noakes pointed out that the Farnborough data centre used by Attenda and owned by its sister company, Datum Datacentres, has been built on land owned by defence contractor QuinetQ, and that it is no coincidence that the Attenda servers are stored in buildings that are protected by military-grade security measures.

When Datum Datacentres built FRN1, the choice of location boiled down to one key reason; security. As Dominic Phillips, Managing Director of Datum Datacentres, explains: “Anyone who visits our site will understand the appeal. The data centre itself has been built with multi-level access control, CCTV, intruder detection, alarm systems and fire security but the secure park location adds an additional level that few data centres can offer. With a full secure park perimeter, its own CCTV and 24/7 dedicated manned on site security service, Cody Technology Park provides our clients with additional confidence that their equipment is away from passing traffic and safe from unauthorised access, ram raids, or opportunist vandalism. Add to that extreme fibre connectivity, private backed-up power infrastructure, a growing reputation as a co-location hub and good on-site facilities that include conference rooms, catering, and plentiful car parking, with easy motorway access, and the choice of Farnborough is clear.”

To read the full Computing article, follow this link: http://bit.ly/dclocation

About Datum

Datum provides service-led colocation and data centre services underpinned by a highly secure and available, carrier-neutral environment. We offer clients flexible solutions of single and multiple racks private cages and dedicated custom suites for bespoke requirements. Datum Datacentres is part of a £40m IT Services group business where always-on availability, robust security and comprehensive service management are hard-wired into our operations. Our offerings are backed by extensive supporting and Engineering services including a 24/7 manned helpdesk, advanced Datacentre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) system team and 24/7 technical support engineers.

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