Teledata

Teledata spends £450k on colocation resilience improvements

11 January 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Teledata has invested £450,000 into improving the resilience at its Wythenshawe colocation and cloud hosting data centre facility in England.

The company said in a written post that the investment further protects the company’s data centre infrastructure and guards against incidents that would usually cause downtime to critical customer hosted systems, applications, data and online presence.

Teledata director, Matt Edgley said, “As a data centre, it is our job to keep the lights on - no matter what.

“As customer requirements change and the load put upon our facility increases, it’s vital that we expand and improve to meet those demands.

“Every second of downtime can potentially result in tens of thousands of pounds of financial losses, along with damaging reputational losses, so we’re committed to continuous improvement of our facility to ensure that we’re providing our clients with the most robust and resilient data centre services that the industry can offer.”

The company has implemented control systems that integrates with high capacity UPS battery backup systems, and the firm has also been able to dictate a staged transfer of the site’s electrical load onto the new generators.

This is set to reduce the potential for individual generator failure, which the company said will improve the resilience of the data centre facility during mains power loss situations.

Teledata recently became the first UK colocation facility to join the smart grid with battery storage, as part of a project to improve environmental efficiencies with low loss transformer and voltage optimisation.

Elsewhere, in October 2020, TeleData announced that it is working with Zayo to bring diverse fibre routes into its Manchester data centre facility.

The news of additional carrier diversity came as TeleData announced its £2 million data centre facility expansion in September last year.

Founded in 2007, TeleData provides colocation, server hosting, workplace recovery and data centre services.