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Sentry42 Opens First UK Data Center

May 12
04:32 2011

Web Hosting ReviewsUK – Colocation specialists, Sentry42 has opened one of the most secure, reliable and environmentally-efficient data centers in the UK today. The 60,000 sqft newly refurbished Gatehouse Data Center is located in Norwich, East Anglia.

Sentry42 is the colocation business of Migration Solutions, the leading independent computer room and data center consultancy which has been responsible for the £12 million refurbishment of the data center and its ongoing management.

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Managing Director, Alex Rabbetts said: “I’ve been delighted with our rapid progress from initial concept to a customer-ready facility. Today’s data center customers rightly demand state-of-the-art environmental design without comprise on reliability or security. Sentry42 achieves this and scores very highly on every customer requirement.”

Sentry42’s datacenter will provide facilities for companies from across sectors looking to outsource their hosting requirements to a flexible facility which can accommodate growth. It offers N+1 power redundancy with diverse supply to all cabinets and the back-up of UPS and generators with enough fuel to run the entire data center for up to eight days at full load.

The data center’s telecommunications connectivity offers access to multiple providers via managed Telco Interchange Rooms (TIRs) including BT, Cable & Wireless and Virgin Media, all of which take fibre onto the site. The facility’s resilience and connectivity is matched by its outstanding environmental credentials which include free cooling for its IT equipment for 95% of the year and a smart integrated design system which re-uses excess heat generated by the equipment to heat the offices on site. Additionally the new data center uses low power LED lighting, controlled by Passive Infra-Red (PIR) motion detectors.

Over 100 customer organisations are expected to use Sentry42’s new facility for data hosting.

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