(The Hosting News) – Often times, data center developers rely on creative ways to set up their facilities without ever having to construct an entirely new building infrastructure. Daisy Group of Manchester, UK was no exception. On Monday, the company announced an upgrade of its underground data center partly built out of a former vault once operated by the Bank of England.
Daisy Group offers a variety of solutions related to broadband, hosted VoIP, IP virtual private networks and more. The facility upgrade came at a price of one million British pounds.
Physical security at the sight appears to be rock solid. Not only is the facility located 25 feet underground, Daisy Group described it as “bomb proof” thanks to a twelve ton door.
“We’ve been hosting data for more than 13 years and have seen the market and the demand for secure storage increase dramatically in that time,” commented Daisy Corporate Sales Director Will Kennedy in a press release regarding the matter.
“The new facilities and space that we have created in our Manchester data centre mean that we’re able to open up our world-class hosting solutions to any kind of business, large or small, that require secure and instant access to their data and applications,” Kennedy continued.
Features of the data center site include fiber network connectivity, 247 monitoring and power backed by diesel generators. Daisy Group’s data center upgrade unveiling occurs not long after the company announced the acquisition of audio-conferencing company Worldwide Group Holdings limited last month.
Underground sites have been commonly revamped by a variety of companies to host data center servers. Swedish ISP provider Bahnhof currently operates a data center in an old underground bunker located in Stokholm. That site was detailed in 2008 by website monitoring company Pingdom.