Don't Say Boo To Colo Option!

More and more organisations are exploring the potential benefits of colocation (colo) as a key element of an optimised, cost-effective overall data centre and IT infrastructure strategy.

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Market Research Report: Data Loss and Downtime are putting hybrid and edge strategies at risk

Companies need to better align business priorities and IT infrastructure hosting models to boost uptime and reinforce security

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451 RESEARCH- IS 99.99 IN AN INDUSTRY MYTH? UPTIME INSTITUTE STUDY SHOWS OUTAGES ARE COMMON AND COSTLY

New research shows that costly unplanned downtime is common, and may even be increasing. Advances in availability have been offset by complexity and interdependencies.

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451 RESEARCH- UPTIME INSTITUTE'S DATACENTER SURVEY PART 1: OUTAGES, PUE, EDGE TRENDS

The eighth annual datacenter survey from the Uptime Institute (an independent division of The 451 Group) provides an overview of the major trends shaping IT infrastructure delivery and strategy globally

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451 Research - Volta Data Centres sees growth with US companies entering the market

The London-based company says foreign colocation demand has been fundamental to continued growth at its Clerkenwell location. Harnessing newfound channel partner relationships, it has already augmented regional business with a number of new American tenants.

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451 Research - Blockchain on fast forward at the Blockchain Expo in Amsterdam

451 Research recently chaired the Blockchain Technologies track at the Blockchain Expo in Amsterdam, colocated with the European editions of the IoT and AI Expos. There is still a fair amount of wishful thinking around blockchain, but more practical uses of the technology are starting to take off.

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451 Research - Blockchain Expo 2018: Blockchain is part of a digital wave embraced by enterprises

Discussions at the Blockchain Expo in London showed that blockchain is part of a bigger digital wave and that there is growing interest in using blockchain technology in an enterprise context across a wide range of industries.

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Blockchain - Building a better business future?

Everyone knows that blockchain has something to do with the Bitcoin virtual currency and is used extensively in the gaming industry. However, rather less people understand exactly what blockchain is or what impact it is, or isn’t, likely to have in the business world over the next few years.

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THE EDGE IS BECOMING AN ESSENTIAL PART OF A HYBRID INFRASTRUCTURE ENVIRONMENT

First there were huge, centralised computers. Then came the era of distributed computing resources, and, most recently, we returned to centralised IT, with an era of consolidation and centralisation.

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CASE STUDY: GDC TECHNICS

GDC provides end to end VIP aircraft interior refurbishment with services including turnkey engineering, modifications, systems development, maintenance and cabin completions.

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Supporting the development & use of Automation Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotics and even Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) may all have a role to play in the data centre of the future. However, what are the demands being made on the data centre itself when it comes to supporting the development and use of these intelligent automation systems across all industry sectors?

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451 RESEARCH - ENTERPRISE DATACENTERS: WHERE IS THE GROWTH?

The migration of work loads off-premises and the ongoing distribution of enterprise IT infrastruc ture into colocation and cloud have cur tailed spending on enterprise datacenters. How should suppliers position themselves, and where could there be pockets of datacenter growth?

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10 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING THE RIGHT DATA CENTRE

This eBook outlines the 10 key questions you should ask any data centre provider, from where the data centre is located, to the power contingencies that are available. With these questions answered, you will be able to find the right data centre for your business and understand how to maintain the benefits delivered from your new partnership.

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451 RESEARCH - THE DISRUPTED DATACENTER: DATACENTER AS A MACHINE

The efficiency, availability and security of datacenters could be improved if they were designed to be more self-regulating and to operate completely without on-premises staff.

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451 RESEARCH - THE DISRUPTED DATACENTER - CLOUD-BASED RESILIENCY

Cloud-based resiliency, which involves reducing the risk of failure by spreading critical workloads across many datacenters using networks, data replication and traffic switching, is a nascent technology, even though some operators have used it for a decade or so.

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451 RESEARCH - BREXIT SERIES, PART 1: LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR NEGOTIATION

UK Prime Minister Theresa May released her whitepaper highlighting 12 key Brexit priorities recently. This first report of our Brexit series briefly highlights each of these priorities and how they could affect the technology and associated industries. In future reports, we will look much more closely at the concerns and challenges these could bring across the IT and service-provider industries.

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451 RESEARCH - COLOS OFFERING OPEN COMPUTE PROJECT SPACE

Colocation providers have increasingly expressed interest in offering space designated for Open Compute Project hardware. In this report, we cite examples of recent colocation initiatives. Is demand for OCP space starting to bubble up or are these providers taking a ‘build it and they will come’ approach?

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451 RESEARCH - VOLTA REPORT

Like any new data centre business, it took some time for Volta to become a trusted brand and to get sales off the ground, but the provider seems to have found its niche catering to media companies with post-production requirements and service providers seeking inner-city locations.

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451 RESEARCH - THE DISRUPTED DATACENTER

Open source hardware designs represent the next frontier in the commoditization of IT infrastructure while also having a real impact on datacenter designs today.

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451 RESEARCH PAPER - 2016 DATACENTER FAILURES

Datacenter failures are not new - sooner or later, almost every site goes down. But failures in 2016 have had high-profile and expensive consequences. Power chain problems, inter-dependencies and IT recoverability are common themes.

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451 THE WORLD, EUR0PEAN DATACENTERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS WILL BECOME EVEN MORE CONNECTED

Providers across the board should never underestimate the importance of connectivity, especially as the European market enters 2017, a year that will see markets shift geographically, along with the product sets offered and partnerships that will deliver them.

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451 RESEARCH - BREXIT SERIES, PART 2: WILL THE UK BE LEFT IN LIMBO WITH DATA REGULATIONS?

Exactly what will and will not be allowed in terms of data transfers between European Union (EU) member states and the UK post Brexit has become a real concern for organizations on both sides of the Channel, as well as those doing business with Europe and the UK from afar. Organizations were already preparing to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect on May 25, 2018.

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HAVE CUSTOMERS LOST TRUST IN FINANCIAL SERVICES?

Rebuilding consumer trust is without doubt one of the most critical objectives for the financial services sector across the globe. However, the product offers and customer service are not the only issues - the factors that influence consumer trust are continuously changing and evolving.

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DO CUSTOMERS CARE ABOUT HOW AND WHERE THEIR DATA IS STORED?

UK consumers are losing trust in companies with data security and data availability challenges. According to a survey undertaken on behalf of Volta Data Centres by Red Brick Research – three quarters (74%) of consumers would significantly or fundamentally lose trust in a company if it suffered a data breach, and half (49%) of UK consumers would only tolerate issues with accessing an online service a few times before seeking an alternative provider.

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CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS OF THE GAMING INDUSTRY

Gaming firms IT environment have a major impact in the consumer experience, and ultimately on the success of the organisation. Gaming IT decision makes need to understand if service availability rates higher than data privacy in consumers minds. Gaming IT managers also need to understand if their consumers are more concerned about the quaility of the experience or about where and how their information is stored.

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COLOCATION LONDON: CLOUD

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COLOCATION LONDON: LOCAL BUSINESS

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COLOCATION LONDON: FINANCIAL SERVICES

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8 REASONS YOUR ENGINEERS WILL LOVE VOLTA DATA CENTRES

Looking to house your IT infrastructure? Or maybe you’re a managed service provider supporting customers in London? You need to make sure that you are seeking, and including, the input and needs of the engineers that will be working on the front line. Happy engineers will get the job done more efficiently after all. But what is it about Volta that will make your engineers love us? Download our eBook to find out.

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CLOUD SURVEY 2015 - RESEARCH PAPER

The enterprise data centre is in a state of flux as organisations seek to deal with the ongoing expansion of data volumes and find better, smarter ways to harness its power.

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THE COMPUTING DATA CENTRE AUDIT 2015

Ever-increasing data volumes, big data, cloud computing and other technologies are forcing enterprise data centres to continually evolve. The Computing Data Centre Audit 2015 summarises and analyses the results of a comprehensive research programme undertaken during July and August 2015.

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CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS OF THE MEDIA INDUSTRY

Media companies recognise the impact that rising consumer expectations are having on customer loyalty. Many factors can affect the relationship: from the quality of content to the consistency of service availability and the use of personal data.

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CASE STUDY: VORBOSS

Vorboss needed a modern Data Centre that would provide it and its clients with opportunities for growth at a flexible price point.

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CASE STUDY: REDCELLO

Redcello is a niche managed services provider that specialises in highly-engineered tailored infrastructure solutions and platforms.

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CASE STUDY: ROOT 6

Trading for nearly twenty years, root6 is the most experienced and committed supplier of technology to the UK broadcast, film, postproduction and new media communities.

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CASE STUDY: OCEAN INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATIONS

Ocean Intelligent Communications is one of the UK’s fastest growing consultancy, managed service and cloud providers.

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CASE STUDY: HENTSU

Hentsu provides cloud technology solutions to asset managers and is the only managed service provider for hedge funds and systematic trading strategies built on the three major cloud platforms (Amazon AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure).

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CASE STUDY: 1 CLICK SERVICES

1 Click has over 50 years’ combined experience in keeping websites online, which is underpinned by accreditation and the latest training.

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CASE STUDY: GNISP

GNISP Limited specialise on how to work on and in the cloud while working to ensure your company’s infrastructure is secure, resilient and recoverable. READ

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CASE STUDY: AI NETWORKS

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When looking for its primary site in London, Ai Networks focused on three key elements; people, power resilience and flexibility.

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CASE STUDY: CRYOSERVER

Cryoserver is an email archiving and compliance solution provider with many years of experience in understanding exactly what email users and IT departments need from their IT infrastructure.

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CASE STUDY: REAL HOSTS

Real Hosts was formed in late 2002 and now has a network spanning across multiple data centres in London.

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CASE STUDY: IT COMMUNICATIONS

After experiencing problems with its previous data centre partner, I.T Communications was searching for a data centre partner that had a technical capability to match its own. I.T Communications wanted a more accessible data centre location that could guarantee 100% uptime.

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CASE STUDY: FLX TECHNOLOGIES

Established in 2010, FLX Technologies is a UK-based hosting and infrastructure business that provides bespoke technical solutions and support.

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CASE STUDY: DATRIX

Datrix was in need of a data centre that would be able to accommodate the company needs within a short period of time, due to its previous data centre shutting down and the resultant lack of service provision.

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CASE STUDY: ACADEMIA

In early 2014, Academia wanted to expand and add more services to its roster and began a migration from its original services to the broader playing field of connectivity, cloud and managed services.

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CASE STUDY: CORE DATACLOUD

Having dealt with a number of Tier 3 data centres across the UK, Core DataCloud knew exactly what they were looking for when they needed another site.

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CASE STUDY: LYPY

Lypy had recently experienced a number of power outages with its incumbent Data Centre provider which had caused its services to deteriorate. This was impacting the experience Lypy provided to its customers and therefore sparked a search for a replacement provider.

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CASE STUDY: ELITE

As a well-established UK ISP with a national reach, Elite was searching for a high quality data centre partner to add to its network.

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CASE STUDY: C4L

C4L were looking for a high performance, central London-based data centre that was able to offer highly resilient power in an excellent location, with a large available footprint for their customers to expand into - these were the main technical business drivers.

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CASE STUDY: TRILOGY TECHNOLOGIES

Trilogy Technologies had acquired another business as part of its growth strategy and as a result had to relocate to a larger office.

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CASE STUDY: NEXT CONNEX

Next Connex already has a robust network spread across different regions in the UK. However, it is always looking for expert data centre partners to bolster this network and the services it provides.

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451 Research - The disrupted datacenter: facilities will be optimized for applications

There is a new type of datacenter about to emerge: one that will not be largely uniform like its predecessors, but whose layout and configuration will follow the requirements of large applications for optimized results. But will it ever become the norm?

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451 Research: Datacenter and networking topologies are being redrawn at the edge

The Internet of Things, distributed cloud and other edge computing applications are reshaping and in some cases redefining architectures for decentralized, distributed IT. This report includes architectural schemas for edge datacenters and networking.

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CASE STUDY: INTELLIWORX

INTELLIWORX is a managed services and cloud provider to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and mid-market enterprises in Australia, New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. It provides comprehensive support and cloud services across Australia, New Zealand and Europe, ensuring consistent service levels, hardware and user experience.

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