READING, England, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Cloud expert builds and configures own high voltage network
Pulsant, the cloud computing, managed hosting and colocation expert, has completed the latest set of improvements to its Tier iii South London data centre facility. The upgrades are the next phase in an £18m investment and have boosted the site's levels of redundancy and uptime.
Pulsant built and configured its own high voltage (HV) network on site, which enables it to expand the facility in terms of power with a minimal disruption to customers. This is the first HV network across the company's 10 data centre network.
"The HV network gives Pulsant added flexibility when it comes to bringing more power into the site," says Matt Lovell, CTO, Pulsant. "It enables us to approach future growth in a modular fashion. And the key advantage is that when this is taking place, there will be a minimum of disruption to our existing customers."
Other improvements include the increase of the main electrical power supply and enhanced redundancy through the addition of standby generators. The site now offers 2N power generation capabilities with electricity provisioned from two independent sources. This ensures that there is no single point of failure.
"We have also added more dark fibre options in terms of capacity and connections to the site. These new links have been provided by Zayo Networks and, as with our other dark fibre options, they offer low latency connectivity straight into the heart of London with diverse roots."
The Croydon data centre has also achieved the latest PCI DSS compliance.
"This latest upgrade follows on our recent £14m improvement project that was completed in January 2013, and ultimately completes the next step in our committed investment plan of £18m for the South London site," concludes Lovell.
Pulsant is an award winning company that provides enterprise-class IT services to over 3,000 customers, ranging from SMEs to large private and public sector organisations. The company is one of the UK's largest providers of Managed Hosting, Cloud Computing, Colocation and Managed Networks.
Pulsant owns and operates a resilient 10gb core network connecting its 10 wholly owned ISO 27001 compliant data centres across the UK, of which certain sites are also ILS2, ILS3 and PCI certified. Pulsant are only one of two companies globally to have been awarded the BSI CSA Star accreditation for cloud security. The company also provides services internationally from data centres in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. As an active member of the Green Grid consortium, Pulsant operates a green data centre strategy and all of its UK sites are powered by 100 per cent renewable sources.
With a focus on providing world-class technology, Pulsant employs an expert team that creates advanced and innovative solutions that optimise performance and cost-effectively manage, store and safeguard data.
In 2013 Pulsant was awarded the Royal Warrant as a provider of hosted IT and data centre services to the Royal household.
For more information, please visit http://www.pulsant.com.