We operate a robust and flexible MPLS core network infrastructure, providing businesses with a broad range of services. Customers requiring internet access from our data centres will use this network, but it can also be used for those who connect their sites to the internet to access hosted services or for the purpose of connecting multiple sites together.
Additionally, we have 3 exchange POP’s located in local BT exchanges based in Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. From these locations, we can provide Layer-2 and Layer-3 services between the POP’s and out to customer locations using various access methods such as Leased Lines, ADSL and Ethernet. We also interconnect to internet transit carriers and other technology partners to support additional services.
With 1Gbs and 10Gbs circuits between the POP’s, connectivity is diversely routed. This results in a higher resilient network infrastructure which, in the event of a core network failure, can achieve sub-second failover for services delivered over MPLS.
We have the resources to connect to multiple tier-1 internet transit providers at both Telecity Manchester and Global Switch/Telehouse London which provides a high degree of resiliency as we are not reliant on one location or provider. Additionally, we can connect to LINX (London Internet Exchange) where we peer directly to many other service providers and large businesses which provides a direct path between our networks.
- Derby Data Centre
Located onsite at our Derby headquarters, the 7,500 sq ft data centre has a total capacity of 330 racks, spread over 4 separate halls.
- Leeds Data Centre
Conveniently located near Wakefield, the 15,000 sq ft data centre has a total capacity of 450 racks, spread across 4 separate halls.
- Northampton Data Centre
Due to launch in early 2011, the 41,000 sq ft data centre will have a total capacity of around 720 racks.