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Manchester, United Kingdom, 2006/08/21 - IFL have announced the opening of an additional 13,000 sq ft of high quality data centre space. This exciting project positions IFL as the largest provider of quality carrier neutral data centre space in the region - InternetF.co.uk.
The £7million deal with Manchester Technopark secures IFL’s third facility, which is located in Reynolds House, Manchester Technopark, increases fourfold the rack space presently available. Reynolds House was purpose built as a data centre and IFL will be investing a further £1M in the property in order to bring it up to their exacting standards. Scheduled for opening on 1st October 2006 the additional space will meet the needs of companies embarking on deployments of next generation technology. Further developments on the site will see a further £1M invested in order to increase capacity.
Commenting on this exciting development, Dr Peter Mills, Managing Director of IFL said: “Availability of high quality data centre space in Manchester has limited the region's internet community and forced many companies to locate equipment in London and further afield. IFL’s expansion will ensure that high quality services are available locally and will avoid this migration southwards for many companies. In addition to providing regional colocation services, this is also good news for those with a presence elsewhere, looking for a secondary UK location away from the industry’s over reliance on London data centres”.
With increased capacity, offering solutions including dedicated 10u quarter racks, full racks and flexible caged suite areas, IFL (internetf.co.uk) are able to accommodate customers and requirements of every size and nature. With 24x7x365 access, remote hands & manned security, VESDA smoke detection, FM200 fire suppression, n+1 UPS, dual feed power, diesel generators housed in the onsite energy centre, high capacity air conditioning systems and comprehensive facility monitoring systems, IFL facilities cater for every requirement.
Being the primary host of MCIX (Manchester Commercial Internet Exchange), with incoming fibre connections from multiple telecommunications providers, and a 10GB dual diverse fibre ring around Manchester’s primary data centres, IFL's carrier neutral facilities provide customers with a robust inter-site network with flexible and comprehensive bandwidth options. Cost of bandwidth in the region continues to fall, further enhancing IFL’s attractive colocation services.
Naturally, additional capacity brings an increase in customer base and customer demands for IFL services. Commenting on IFL’s readiness for this Marcus Hopwood, Service Director for Internet Facilitators said: “In line with the opening of our third facility we have remained proactive in catering for the anticipated increase in demand for IFL technical support services, customer services and other staff resources. We are currently streamlining our support procedures, employing additional support & administration staff and developing online customer areas on the back of our new website, allowing customers to request support tickets, view their statistics for network and power usage and make ad hoc secure access requests.”
“The opening of our third facility has been accompanied by a radical commercialisation of IFL from its roots as a spin out company of the University of Manchester, This will allow us to respond quickly and positively to our customer requirements as we look forward to further growth into the future” commented IFL’s Peter Mills”
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