London expected to break the 400MW supply barrier in 2017

London, Europe’s foremost colocation centre, is expected to surpass the 400MW supply milestone for the first time in 2017, according to the latest European Data Centre Marketview report from CBRE. This will make London the first European city to break through this barrier, as we head out of what has been a record-breaking Q3 of this year.

Total data centre supply across the ‘big four’ FLAP markets (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris) has now reached 879MW, after a 20MW supply increase over Q3 2016. As an impressive indicator of growth here in the UK, 13MW of this 20MW total comes from London alone.

Graph credit: CBRE Research, Q3 2016

Graph credit: CBRE Research, Q3 2016

A big driver behind the growth in London is the opening of Telehouse North Two, which launches this winter. The Netwise Hosting team will be in attendance of the official launch event as we continue to build out our presence in Telehouse North and the campus as a whole.

Our London Central data centre continues to welcome new tenants as we head into 2017, as well as facilitating the impressive growth of our existing customers as they expand. We have additional pods coming online in the new year, which will ensure we meet ever-growing demand and operate as Central London’s leading independent data centre service provider.

Why choose London colocation?

Sometimes, you may ask yourself what the driving factor behind the critical importance of London as a colocation centre really is. After all, why not look into colocation options outside of the city, in the surrounding counties, or even further afar in a secondary market such as Manchester?

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The simple fact of the matter is that ISPs and colocation operators naturally gravitate towards centres of economic activity, where network density and commercial potential are at their strongest. In Europe, the most prominent hubs of this kind are London, Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam.

London and New York are currently estimated to be the world’s biggest retail colocation markets, according to TeleGeography, with each having at least 7 million square feet of gross data centre space. This of course makes London the largest in Europe – by a very considerable margin – over second place, Frankfurt in Germany.

Choosing colocation services in London means choosing to place your critical IT infrastructure in a location which lives and breathes excellence in global technology. Demand in the capital is high as carriers and service providers jostle for access in what is by far Europe’s most important technology hub. This in turn attracts a plethora of tech-start ups and international technology firms, who wish to call London home for their growing businesses.

London is arguably one of the best-connected cities in the world, with every major global carrier having a large presence here. By virtue of this, London is a vital artery between the USA, Europe and Asia – and being on-top of this pulsating technology centre provides you with the very best in connectivity, service and value.

As a consumer, your choice of service providers in the capital is dizzying – a luxury not found in many other metro-areas. Whether you require a single unit of colocation or your own private suite, there are a wealth of options available to you across the city.

Our private, bespoke London data centre is centrally located for easy access, yet remains outside the highly-congested City and Docklands areas. Additionally, our London Central facility is directly connected to both Telehouse North and Harbour Exchange / LD8, forming part of our own private high-capacity fibre ring. This allows us to combine best-in-class amenities with unrivaled Central London value.

We’d love to speak with you about your business requirements, and to tell you more about London as one of the world’s foremost colocation cities, so please do feel free to get in touch.

Netwise Hosting commended at London Business Awards 2014

As a welcome break to the on-going build works at the new Netwise Hosting London Central data centre facility, the organisations management team attended this year’s London Business Awards gala dinner in the City.

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The celebration was held at The Brewery in Moorgate, one of London’s most prestigious event spaces, and attended by over 100 of London’s finest businesses. Attendees enjoyed a fantastic 3 course dinner, with proceedings hosted by Magic FM’s Neil Fox.

Netwise Hosting put forward its Managing Director, Matthew Butt, for the highly competitive ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category. It is with great pride that Netwise Hosting announced today that Matthew was commended at this year’s awards, beating 18 fellow successful entrepreneurs to the coveted title.

This is fantastic recognition for his hard work and dedication to the business, and also serves as an excellent commendation for the entire team at Netwise, who keep the business growing at such an impressive rate.

Matthew gave comment on his commendation.

“It is with enormous pride that I am able to accept this commendation on behalf of Netwise Hosting. It is fantastic to have the hard work of both myself and my team rewarded, so I thank the judges at the London Business Awards for recognising the efforts that have gone into building the business into the on-going success that it is today.”

The Netwise Hosting team is now reaching completion of the build project for its brand new privately owned and operated data centre in Bermondsey, an 11,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility which will begin serving London’s technology community this year.

IT infrastructure migration – How it’s done

Moving sensitive IT infrastructure around can be an arduous task at the best of times, even when simply moving servers around in the same building. The task becomes all the more complex when moving hardware between facilities – across countries or even continents.

Migration is something that either goes well, or goes horribly wrong. Moving critical equipment can cause irreparable damage to systems, either through physical damage to hardware from incorrect movement, or damage to data through static and magnetic fields – both can be deadly.

To ensure your move goes as planned, you will need a technical migration partner who can plan the entire move from start to finish. Netwise Hosting have a number of national and global IT infrastructure migration partners who can assist clients at highly competitive rates. Our partners in this field are the best in the business, with specialist equipment designed to make moving critical hardware trouble-free.

Anti-static packaging, impact resistant flight cases, smooth air suspension on all fleet vehicles and expertly trained personnel all contribute towards a fail-safe service that will ensure your systems are moved quickly and efficiently from A to B, ready for re-service as soon as possible.

Migrations form part of our RightStart Colocation Support services, meaning our colocation consultancy team can orchestrate this process for you, bringing in our expert partners where required to move equipment to and from our data centres. If you would like to explore these options in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

Netwise Hosting’s Sutton Data Centre Reaches 80% Capacity

This week has seen our South London facility reach a milestone 80% capacity. This places us ahead of our yearly targets, and has taken our profitability through the roof when compared like-for-like with the same period last year.

Exciting news regarding plans for our second data centre are set for release to the public very soon, so please keep your eyes on our blog and all other industry news outlets for more information as it breaks.