NGD today announced that following an extensive search Bristol-based Internet and Wide Area Network Service Provider, Efar Ltd, has expanded its data centre footprint with a move to the NGD Europe mega data centre in South Wales.
NGD will support Efar’s future growth by providing the space, power and connectivity infrastructure for meeting the growing data communications and storage demands of its customers including major aerospace, automotive and financial sector organisations. With its metered provision of 12kva to racks and a strategic position on the national grid, NGD Europe will enable Efar to meet all its requirements per rack while lowering the costs across its estate by using fewer racks.
“We are also able to achieve speed of light connectivity with low latency but without the high colocation rental costs found within the M25,” said Matthew Wring, Efar’s Technical Director. “We can place a Point of Interconnect (POI) from communication partners such as Virgin Media as well as take Wavenet fibre circuits via NGD’s direct Level 3 connection back to Efar’s London Peering points.”
Added Matthew Wring: “The evaluation criteria was based on our experience of using facilities at Telehouse in London, Equinix in Slough and our own Bristol headquarters. NGD offers us a low cost base while ticking all the boxes for power, connectivity, ease of access and security.”
Quick and easy transportation links along the M4 corridor between Efar’s Bristol headquarters and the NGD Europe facility was also seen as an important consideration together with comprehensive on-site support and extensive meeting facilities.
“We are delighted to have an ISP of Efar’s calibre on board as a partner and recognise their commitment to our data centre helps enhance our connectivity capabilities - an example being their assistance in ensuring NGD became a full Level 3 Point of Presence (POP),” commented Lee Cauchie, NGD’s Head of Channel.
Efar is a Bristol-based ISP technology company offering a comprehensive range of communications services including Internet, data connectivity, security and hosting services. Established in 1999 the company has grown to become a market leader with the focus on delivering a first class service, on time and on budget. At the heart of Efar’s operation is a dedicated Network Operations Centre (NOC) keeping existing and new clients informed and up-to date with every aspect of their services and requirements.
About NGD Europe
NGD Europe is able to support High Density Environments for such power-hungry and intensive applications as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Super Computing and Grid Computing. It is ideally suited to large enterprise organisations wishing to consolidate their existing space- or power-restricted data centre operations, as well as service providers and systems integrators operating single or multiple racks.
Capable of housing up to 19,000 server racks, NGD Europe is a purpose-built tier 3 carrier-neutral facility offering 750,000 sq ft of highly secure and cost-effective space. Racks can be arranged into self-contained and shared data halls of various sizes all with independent services, resilient power and cooling systems. NGD Europe’s environmentally-friendly high level technology infrastructure has been designed to meet and exceed the ever increasing demand for more computing power. Its many features include a 180 MVA 100 per cent renewable energy power supply connected directly to the super grid via an on-site sub-station. There are also multiple on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects.
For further information, visit www.nextgenerationdata.com