Zen Internet, a UK Internet Service Provider, announced the launch of a new Colocation service which will be situated in a secure data centre at its head office.
The firm said the launch of the new service was due to increasing demand from customers for more data centre space. It will provide a cost-effective way of securely hosting customers’ mission critical IT infrastructure, together with providing reliable and fast Internet access for Internet or intranet services, according to the company.
Both shared and dedicated options are available to suit customers’ specific requirements. Shared racks are ideal if customers have a small amount of equipment, whereas dedicated racks provide more capacity with a lockable and private environment for the customer’s hardware.
“Colocation is for customers who don’t want the hassle of operating their own data centre or do not have the necessary equipment or resource to host their mission critical IT infrastructure,” said David Barber, senior product manager, Zen Internet.
Zen’s headquarters in Rochdale are said to provide the ideal location for the new data centre, which is capable of holding over 1,000 servers. The centre is closely monitored around the clock by automated management systems, CCTV and onsite security guards.