K IT supplier to open hosting center

June 17, 2011

InTechnology, primarily a UK storage kit distributor which moved into the hosting market said it will open a third UK data center in Reading, approximately 30 miles west of London, early next year.

The company said it chose the 15,000 sq ft for its proximity to the capital because of power issues and terrorist threats.

Stefan Haase, divisional product director, data cloud services at InTechnology said: “As more businesses become aware of the increasingly challenging power situation in London coupled with the terrorist risk, they are looking for alternative locations in the UK in which to store their mission-critical data.’

The firm has one data center in London and one in Harrogate, in the north of England. The reading site will be embedded in the organisation’s MPLS network.

The company issued the following specification for the site:

-• Ultra-efficient free air and cold aisle cooling

-• 24/7/365 manned support and monitoring

-• Connection to a number of major carriers

-• N+1 specification

-• Standard 16 amps per rack

-• Up to 3 MW power

-• Engineered for concurrent maintenance tier 3 guidelines

Source: www.datacenterdynamics.com