We are very pleased to introduce you to the latest member of our ever-growing support team; Frank Pearson.
Frank is now a part of our critical out-of-hours support team, looking after customer support enquiries that come into the NOC overnight.
Digital security is where Frank excels, with a vast array of real-world experience to draw from in helping our customers with their support requirements. With work for the likes of Google on his resume, you know you’ll be in very safe hands if you happen to deal with Frank during a support case.
Frank is also an integral part of our internal development team, assisting with the build and execution of new systems and software solutions that benefit our customers on a day-to-day basis, with a keen focus always placed on security.
Our support team is growing, with additional operatives joining us over the next few months. Keep an eye out for further introductions coming soon.
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
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.
It’s official – the Jubilee Line is now part of the night tube service here in London.
This is fantastic news for all users of the night tube, however we feel it will have particular resonance with those in the data centre industry. The Jubilee Line is a major arterial service for city-wide access to some of the most important London data centres, including Harbour Exchange / Equinix LD8, Global Switch and the Telehouse campus, amongst many other smaller facilities in and around the Docklands area.
More importantly, this now provides a 24-hour transport link between our London Central data centre in Bermondsey and the Docklands hub, which is perfect for users with services spanning multiple sites. No longer must engineers rely on slow and costly taxis to work on networks and systems which operate across the capital.
With our London Central data centre quickly becoming one of the city’s best alternatives to the now overcrowded, overstretched Docklands connectivity hub, this transport link will be a vital tool in speeding up out-of-hours engineering operations between sites.
At long last, the vital physical transport link that joins our private London data centre with our POPs in Docklands is finally coming to match the unrivaled dark fibre connectivity that links our facilities.
This extended nighttime service has been in operation from Friday October 7th, running on both Friday and Saturday evenings.
How many data centre operators do you know that offer clients fully integrated sound systems in their build rooms? We’re willing to bet that our London Central facility is the first.
Put down those headphones – enjoy high-fidelity audio playback in our build rooms, with wall-mounted inputs which feed into ceiling speakers. After all, why does working in a data centre for hours on end have to be a boring experience?
Over the coming months, these systems will be fitted to additional customer-facing areas in the data centre, including the customer kitchen and customer lounge. Further to this, not only will you be able to plug in your own devices via jack or phono, we’ll also have a global library that you can access via our Spotify account. The building-wide system will also function as our internal public address system, for any critical announcements.
We held our first summer social this September, inviting a selection of colleagues, customers, stakeholders, and general friends of the business for an informal evening of drinks and food by the Thames.
The night was a great success, and an excellent excuse to see out the last of the summer sun, before London is once again thrust into a cycle of long nights and frosty mornings.
We’d love to have put up some photos from the event here, but we were having too much fun to take any!
We’ll be hosting more of these socials in the future, so keep your eyes peeled – Christmas will probably be an ideal time for the next one!