swcomms Completes Data Centre Expansion

South West Communications Group has completed its investment in a 10Gbps direct connection to Europe’s largest data centre to extend its influence in the hosting market.

This investment means swcomms has created a multi data centre infrastructure linking its own purpose-built data centre with a facility in Newport, south Wales.

swcomms built the first data centre in the South West in 2001. Following a multi-million pound investment, it meets the stringent security, controlled environmental conditions, clean power, fire prevention and network connectivity requirements while giving businesses in the region an alternative to data centres located in London, Manchester and other large cities.

John Holdstock, swcomms’ ICT director, said: “The new 10Gbps link allows for very low latency connections for our customers and access to many of the world’s tier-1 service providers.”

The Next Generation Data facility’s main building measures 750,000sq ft. It has its own private connection to the National SuperGrid delivering 90MW, low-cost power generated from 100% renewable sources.

swcomms provides co-location, managed server, disaster recovery business continuity and Internet bandwidth solutions.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine