Pulsant Expands Data Center North of London
December 6th, 2012 By: John Rath
UK cloud and colocation company Pulsant announced that it has completed a £3.8 million (~$6.1 million) expansion at its tier 4 data center in Milton Keynes, north of London.
The 37,000 square foot data center expansion will support both large and small UK businesses, and will provide additional space for Pulsant’s existing enterprise and large-scale financial service tenants to grow. The Milton Keynes facility provides superior resilience through multiple utility sources, advanced power management and sophisticated operational and system monitoring. It is designed to minimize environmental impact as 100 percent of its energy is from renewable and sustainable resources.
“This is a flagship data centre in a prime ‘out of London’ location for businesses seeking an established, high quality, highly secure and PCI compliant facility,” said Mark Howling, CEO at Pulsant. “It operates to ISO27001, supports high rack power densities up to 15Kw, is connected by a resilient, multi-carrier high speed network with 0.2ms of network latency and is within one hour of the Capital.”
The expansion will also be used to provide multi-site capability for Pulsant’s recently launched Enterprise Cloud platform. The new platform was built with HP servers, Intel E5 processors and VMware virtualization.
“Many businesses, particularly in financial services, retail and enterprise sectors, as well as Software as a Service providers, are looking for Tier 4 facilities that offer the right combination of resilience, 100 per cent availability and 24/7 service,” added Howling. “At Milton Keynes, Pulsant is able to provide flexible, cost-conscious data storage solutions that meet a broad range of needs. For those whose data is absolutely crucial for sales, CRM or business operations, our enhanced Tier 4 facilities offer unmatched resilience, performance and support to keep their websites, databases and networks live at all times. That’s why over 100 customers already trust our Milton Keynes site.”