(Gawkwire) – C4L’s DC is certified as using 100% green energy, provided through EDF. By avoiding traditional fossil fuels and instead using renewable sources, C4L is ensuring that its DC is responsible for the minimum amount of carbon emissions for its size. At the same time the DC itself uses techniques such as a cold aisle cooling containment and CRAC units with multiple stages of cooling, to make sure that it is using the minimum amount of power: this further reduces both emissions and energy costs. As a result, the DC is to a great extent "future-proofed" against potential carbon emissions legislation.
Matt Hawkins, C4L Chairman commented: “Traditionally, London has been viewed as the Mecca of data centres because of its central location and high levels of internet connectivity. However thanks to controlling our own fibre line our Customers in our Bournemouth data centre are offered the same level of connectivity and service that they would expect in the capital without paying the premium for the privilege” continued Matt Hawkins. “The benefits our customers receive is that we are constantly improving so the already high standard service they were receiving in 2009 has meant they are free to receive the benefits of our coreTX network, enabling them to have presence in all key data centres in the UK, as well as being happy customers of 100% power uptime since 2009.”
The DC has advanced triple level security features including biometric entry systems with a man trap restricting access to the colocation area, pin code swipe cards, full 24/7 digital CCTV monitoring and recording the colocation facility itself. To meet demand, in 2011 the DC was upgraded from 60 racks to 180 racks, allowing C4L’s DC to meet all needs with a full range of rack spaces available, including quarter, half and full racks up to dual 32 Amps as standard, as well as individual colocation suites which can have additional biometric and security scanners for further security.
C4L is a leading data centre colocation and connectivity solutions provider, with access to over 100 UK data centres and more than 300 globally. C4L offer a range of services including colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications. With their own data centre located on the South West coast and a fully privately owned, high-capacity, 1-100Gb capable fibre-optic network, utilising equipment from leading technology vendors such as Juniper, Extreme and Cisco. This network called coreTX, links multiple data centres across the UK using a diverse fibre optic backbone and DWDM technology to provide very high performance.
C4L clients include government agencies, FTSE 250 companies, international financial institutions, system integrators, top 100 VARs, resellers and many of the UK’s network carriers. Our entire business is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of service and we have achieved certifications such as ISO9001 & 27001 to demonstrate this. C4L was the 2012 winner of HSBC’s South West Business Thinking initiative, and has been ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA, as well as the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100.
For more information, visit http://www.C4L.co.uk/pr, or Tel: Jade Yarham +44 (0)8000 470 481 Ext 736