Dublin, Ireland – (The Hosting News) – October 18, 2007 – Colocation provider, Rackfloor, has partnered with Packet Exchange, to provide bandwidth services and global private peering, from the new Rackfloor data center facility underway in Limerick, Ireland.
The Rackfloor low carbon emission data centre underway in Limerick is aimed at the growing number of multinationals seeking greener and more energy-efficient colocation services. The growing requirement for bandwidth-heavy applications such as Virtual Grid Computing Clouds, Social Networking, gaming and streaming, necessitates a higher speed network access. By opening a large data centre in Limerick and adding a high quality Internet centric network provider such as PacketExchange to the Limerick region area Rackfloor has increased the communications options for its customers and secures its position as one of Ireland’s leading telecommunications hubs.
Gerry Murray, Country Manager Packet Exchange noted, ”Rackfloor’s data centre is an ideal location for Packet Exchange to establish a point-of-presence, given the scale of the facility, the green energy technology used and the profile of client attracted to a next generation facility of this type.”
Jason O’Conaill, CEO, Rackfloor added, ”Increasingly global and national carriers are opting to bring their fibre network into Rackfloor’s carrier neutral data center. Rackfloor provides excellent facilities for carriers with choice of diverse ‘meet-me’ rooms and dual fibre entry points into the facility. This level of expansion offers significant benefits for our utility computing clients as does the deployment of carriers in the data centre which increases communication options and network resilience.”
Rackfloor is a 70,000 sq foot data centre underway in Limerick, Ireland. Rackfloor offers the following:
7 data suites at 10,000 sq foot each
- 160 – 200 watts per sq foot power and equivalent cooling
- Grid in tandem w/ CHP power-plant to significantly reduce the kW Hour Rate
- N+1 on all infrastructure
- 3.2 foot high raised floor
- 24/7 Security
- VESDA and Fire Suppression
- New Fit Out – completely new facility
- 2 MW Suites available from June 2008 on Grid Power
- CHP equipment will be fully operational by Q4 2008
PacketExchange is an Application Sensitive delivery platform offering an alternative to the public Internet. Customers in with Interactive Applications such as Social Networking, MMO Gaming, and Software as a Service (SaaS) join a network of trusted partners including Broadband ISPs and Access companies to ensure revenues from upload and download interaction. Its Application Sensitive platform converts delivery to a strategic cost of sale versus a tactical infrastructure expense. Since its foundation in 2001, the company has established itself as a successful growth business, with top 20 ratings in the Sunday Times/Microsoft TechTrack 100 index in 2005 and 2006. Its community of customers represents multiple industry sectors and countries including online businesses and major national and global brands.
To learn more about Rackfloor, please visit: www.rackfloor.com.
For more information about PacketExchange, please visit: www.packetexchange.net.