June 12, 2007
IXEuropeâs London4 datacentre chosen by eLINIA
IXEurope Plc (“IXEurope”, AIM: IXE), Europe's specialist datacentre services company with 14 IXDatacentres across four countries, has today announced that it has been selected by eLINIA to deliver datacentre and support services at its London4 IXDatacentre, currently under construction to the west of London.
eLINIA, one of the UK's fastest growing managed service providers, needs the space to accommodate it's growing managed services customer base as the company continues to rapidly expand. Once operational at the IXDatacentre, eLINIA plans to increase requirements depending on growth, having more than doubled in size last year alone.
The deal sees IXEurope providing an outsourced datacentre service in a secure datacentre environment built and operated to the highest standards - able to support the high density nature of its infrastructure, providing complete redundancy.
Justin Lewis, Operations Director of eLINIA, commented: "We chose IXEurope because they provide the right environment for our equipment which demands a more sophisticated datacentre with specialist expertise on-hand to support our infrastructure. We were also attracted to IXEurope's flexible and scalable approach which enables us to upgrade services and capacity as our business continues to grow.”
eLINIA was also attracted to the operational efficiency of the site, which uses renewable energy sources from the Slough Heat & Power renewable energy station, which generates hot water and electricity for local businesses by burning wood chips and fibre cubes made from used paper and cardboard.
The contract reflects the very strong interest in this high specification facility, which is expected to open in summer 2007. Interest is coming principally from the financial services sector and from major internet companies.
IXEurope's London4 IXDatacentre is near Slough and complements the Group's existing London facilities in the City, Park Royal and West Drayton. This new IXDatacentre will initially deliver 5,000m2 of net datacentre space and could later be expanded by a further 5,000m2 of high specification net space with 24 megawatts of provisioned power.
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, connectivity services and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise and Internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company is ISO 9001:2000 certified and has over 450 customers in the enterprise, Internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Boerse, Citigroup, Rackspace and SurfControl.
IXEurope is listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market.
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