Dublin, Ireland – (The Hosting News) – March 1, 2007 –
Independent data centre, Servecentric, has included two new carriers to service its data centre, bringing the number of Telecommunications carriers with a point-of-presence in Servecentric, to twelve.
The new carriers include leading Irish provider Magnet Business, plus a major global carrier. The growing requirement for bandwidth heavy applications such as gaming, streaming and video on-demand, necessitates a higher speed network access. By increasing its number of carriers to twelve, Servecentric has increased the communications options for its customers and secured its position as one of Ireland’s leading telecommunications hubs.
The new upgrade, closely follows Servecentric joining INEX, the fastest growing internet exchange in Europe. INEX is fast becoming a vital part of Ireland national communications infrastructure.
Donal Hanrahan, Sales and Marketing Director of Magnet Business commented, “Servecentric’s data centre was an ideal location for Magnet Business to establish a point-of-presence, given the pedigree of clients it hosts, including banks, semi-states and multi-nationals. In fact, since entering its data centre we have already signed a significant 3 year contract to provide high speed data connectivity to one of Servecentric’s largest customers.”
Jason O’Conaill, Sales and Marketing Director of Servecentric added, “Increasingly global and national carriers are opting to bring their fibre network into Servecentric’s carrier neutral data centre. Servecentric 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 clients. As more carriers come on board, this will attract new clients to the data centre because they benefit from increased communication options and network resilience.”
Magnet Business, the business services division of Magnet Networks, was established to provide broadband connectivity and internet services to Irish SOHO, SME and corporate customers nationwide. As well as having 39 unbundled exchanges nationwide enabling it to provide advanced xDSL based services including SHDLS and ADSL2+, the company has an extensive fibre based network in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Portlaoise.
Magnet Business also offers standard DSL and Wireless broadband, security solutions, online backup, managed email, hosting, teleworking and remote access solutions. These services are available both directly and through a channel partner base consisting of IT maintenance companies, systems integrators and telcocom companies. Magnet Business was established following Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC) acquisition of wireless specialist Leap Broadband and business ISP Netsource. CVC is the parent company of Magnet Networks and currently holds extensive business and telecommunications interests in the US, Europe and Australia. Other CVC assets in Ireland include Dublin-based Hibernia Atlantic, owner/operator of a 12,200 km-long transatlantic fiber-optic network connecting the UK, US, Canada and Dublin. The CVC group companies serve over 120,000 business customers across the US, Ireland and UK networks.
Servecentric is a wholly owned, private funded, Irish organisation. It was established in August 2002 and has its headquarters in Blanchardstown Corporate Park in Dublin. It is currently Irelandâ€™s largest independent data centre operator and provides high-quality, scaleable solutions from single cabinet collocation services to full-scale provision of managed services. Its Blanchardstown facility has benefited from investments of EUR68M.
To learn more about Magnet Business, please visit: www.magnetbusiness.ie.
For more information about Servecentric, please visit: www.servecentric.com.