This weekend will see the night tube service take effect on London’s underground network for the first time. The London underground network was the first of its kind anywhere in the world, operating in some form since 1863. This will be the first time services have run throughout the night on this rapid transport network, which carries over 1.3 billion passengers each year.
The night tube will open up London’s night-time and 24-hour economy.
The benefits to the public are obvious and far reaching, but perhaps more interestingly, this will bring about much improved access to data centres in the capital. The Jubilee line will join the nocturnal operation in Autumn 2016, following the first two lines – Central and Victoria – which begin their night service on Friday 19th August.
Our London Central data centre is easily accessible from Bermondsey underground station, which sits just one stop along from London Bridge. Once operating on the extended timetable, customers will be able to access the facility at any time – day or night – using the underground network. This will be welcome news to those needing to visit the data centre out-of-hours, who would usually have to rely on less effective transport methods after the line closes.
Additionally, clients with equipment in Telehouse and / or Harbour Exchange will also benefit from the new night service, as they can access Canary Wharf on the same line – just two stops on from Bermondsey.
If you are a user of remote hosted services, chances are you’ve used FileZilla at some stage in your lifetime. It is by far the world’s most popular FTP/SFTP client, used by millions of end users every day. It is a core workflow application used by system administrators in the sending and receiving of files to remote locations.
Eagle-eyed users may have already noticed our involvement with this software client. During the automated client update process, users in the UK are now presented with a message from Netwise Hosting.
We are very pleased to have the exclusive rights to this process here in the United Kingdom, with thousands of impressions every day. Uniquely, we are able to offer this space to our key clients and partners, giving fantastic exposure to targeted administrators up and down the country. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss this.
We’re very pleased to be supporting FileZilla in their operations, continuing their position as the number one FTP/SFTP client globally.
Change is abound at Netwise Hosting this month. Our new website went live this morning, and with it comes a new simplified blog which keeps things clean, minimalist and above all else, user friendly.
This blog is now set to become our go-to resource for company news, events information, and any other news and articles which relate to our business and our operations. Along with our monthly newsletter, our blog will become a working information source for all those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at one of the UK’s premier data centre operators.
If you have any questions about the new website, the new look blog, or have any bugs that you’d like to report following the switch-over, please do get in touch with our team.
We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists in the highly coveted ‘Data Centre Hosting/Co-location Supplier of the Year’ category at this years DCS Awards.
We stand alongside eight fellow finalists in this hotly contested category, all of whom are highly respected in the data centre and colocation field.
Voting is now open to the public until the 22nd April. It would be hugely appreciated if our loyal readers could vote for us here!
Wish us luck!
Further finishing touches have gone into the site over the past two weeks, while primary efforts are focused on deploying new systems and configuring various elements of our infrastructure management.
New parking signage to ensure our private bays are kept for the exclusive use of our staff and customers
More signage governing the dedicated customer entrance along the roadside of the facility
Custom flags for the exterior of our building
One of the new flags being installed
Both flags installed to the front of the facility
Our on-site NOC screens being tested after some initial systems integration
Fully restored lighting over our main / reception entrance
This post signifies the end of our regular build blog series. Whilst the site will always have on-going works, particularly as new modules of the facility come online, the initial build can now be considered complete.
As such, we will now only put up new build blog posts during specific projects, or at the end of further system installations, to give our readers an insight into new developments.
We thank all of our avid readers for following the project – it has been a very long and at times difficult task, but our London Central site is now online and operating at full steam!