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Data company strikes up new £3 million contract
OWNERS of a giant data centre complex in Hampshire have struck a new multi-million-pound deal with a leading internet provider.
Co-location provider ServerHouse has signed a £3 million contract allowing internet provider NewNet to use space in its four climate-controlled computer halls in Fareham. The hi-tech complex houses rows of refrigerated racks storing powerful servers and back-up generators supplying continuous power.
NewNet – also based in Fareham and part of the Timico Technology Group – has reserved 100 racks to power its internet connections to its customers.
The internet provider – which also offers hosting and voice and networking solutions services – has clinched a flexible contract, meaning it has the ability to add or remove power racks at short notice without a penalty.
It can cancel unwanted racks with just 30 days notice and it is being billed for its specific power usage rather than having to pay for any spare or unused capacity.
ServerHouse manager Gary Coates said: “This new contract confirms our continued leadership in the data centre market and our dedication to delivering and maintaining unrivalled levels of service, whilst still implementing innovative systems that our customers can benefit from.”
Both companies have worked together since 2001 with NewNet favouring its partner’s price, commercial terms and service levels. The companies harness both primary and DR sites with dark fibre interconnects, plus Tier II and Tier III facilities to connect to networks SE, Level3 and Virgin.
ServerHouse was established in 1997 and was one of the first public data centres to operate outside of London.
It offers 6kW per rack in its four data centres and plans to develop another purpose-built facility later this year.
It has built a reputation for providing a secure, reliable and flexible service while continuing to innovate and modernise their product to ensure it is both competitive and efficient.
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