Telstra Europe Open Data Centre

Telstra Europe is opening Cambridge’s first internet data centre at St John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge.

The high-tech centre is Telstra Europe’s fifth purpose built site in the UK and builds on the success of its existing facilities in London Docklands, Birmingham, Manchester and Sunderland. The facilities at Cambridge include a telecommunications room, a test lab and managed hosting and collocation facilities. Positioned away from mainline rail stations and airports, the site is ideally situated to provide fully managed services, as well as fail-safe disaster recovery solutions.

The new site will be connected to the Telstra Network with diversely routed fibre optic cable feeds, which will extend the reach of the current infrastructure for existing customers, who will be migrated to the site under a planned maintenance programme in January and February 2006. New customers are being connected directly to the network now.

David Thorn, CEO of Telstra Europe commented, “Cambridge is a real hub of high tech industry and research and in need of a secure and managed data centre. With increased regulatory focus on data storage, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II and the Data Protection Act, compliance and data security has been propelled to the top of the board room agenda. Having secure off-site data back up, at a safe geographical distance from the original site has become a priority for customers in the region and highly recommended by regulatory bodies.”

“We have a strong and loyal customer base in Cambridge and our new high-tech data centre will provide them and new customers with the most robust, and resilient data security protection and managed services available today. It will help ensure they continue to flourish, are in line with regulatory practice and retain their competitive edge,” he added.

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