Middlesex, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – February 27, 2009 – Hosting and storage company, Webfusion, has opened a brand new, 2.5 million, high performance UK data center, built in conjunction with IBM. The Leeds-based facility uses the latest technology to ensure green, secure and reliable data storage and hosting services.
Thomas Vollrath, managing director at Webfusion remarked, ”We have invested a great deal to maintain the highest levels of customer service, ensure that the data center is both best of breed and based in the UK. We do not believe that businesses should have to settle for data centers overseas and, from a customer’s point of view, it is reassuring to know that your data and support staff are onsite here in the UK 24/7/365.”
The 330m2 facility has 130 server racks and uses the latest cooling systems, high-level security and fire detection/suppression systems and power back-up capabilities to keep customer data online and available.
Mr. Vollrath added, ”We worked closely with IBM in the data center’s development to ensure the highest degree of security and performance while adhering to stringent data storage regulations and industry standards. As we wave goodbye to physical paper documentation, electronic data storage needs continue to grow, as do security regulations and compliance. Instead of investing vast sums of money in their own hardware, organisations that use our new facility can significantly reduce data storage costs while improving data security and operational reliability.”
Chad Cracknell, client manager at IBM noted, ”’Webfusion wanted a way to reduce energy consumption and become even more environmentally responsible. IBM’s modular data center technology gives Webfusion the freedom to innovate through flexibility and the scalability to better manage power, cooling and capacity.”
Physical security is equally important and the new data center has has magnetically locked doors, which are opened by swipe cards to control site access, and CCTV cameras relay real-time images to a 24/7 monitoring office.
Webfusion is a web hosting provider and domain name registration company, that has been in business since 1997. The company is rooted in the UK, and has expanded to the U.S.
To learn more, please visit: http://webfusion.com.