DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2014) - The METRO2C Alliance, a collaboration of leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet Exchanges founded by Sea Fibre Networks, today revealed TeleData as a member. TeleData's fully owned 70,000sq ft Manchester based data centre provides customers with secure, resilient and efficient colocation and data centre services supported by best-in-class connectivity solutions. This announcement heralds the first of many to come from Manchester as the Alliance aims to support digital infrastructure and the regions rich history of innovation.
Manchester is at the heart of the UK's North West "digital cluster" which is the second largest in Europe. It is home to companies driving innovations in cloud-computing and Big Data such as Cisco, EMC, IBM, and Oracle and multi-nationals like Siemens, Kelloggs and Adidas. Data centres are a critical physical layer for development of next-generation cloud based IT solutions and the addition of TeleData's Delta House facility provides METRO2C customers with a secure and stable platform to deliver these services. The Delta House facility is the only data centre in the UK to benefit from an on-site BS5979 Security Centre and 2(N+N) UPS adding an extra layer of physical security and technical resilience for customers.
Diane Hodnett, CEO of the Alliances' founding member, Sea Fibre Networks, said: "The distance from Manchester to Dublin is shorter than from Manchester to London so making sure the region is properly served in terms of connectivity and secure data centre services like Teledata's is a top priority for the METRO2C Alliance."
Matt Edgley, Sales Director at Teledata said: "We are delighted to join the METRO2C Alliance and share its vision that the future of cloud-computing is based on the collaboration of critical digital infrastructures including data centres."
About The METRO2C Alliance
Founded by Sea Fibre Networks, the METRO2C Alliance is the collaboration of leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet exchanges providing best-in-class communication solutions connecting Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany and Asia. The METRO2C Alliance is carrier-neutral facilitating collaboration amongst members, providing enterprises with premier high capacity connectivity solutions matching bespoke requirements such as diverse routing, low latency, scalability and modern technology with very competitive cost efficiencies. For more information and to become a member please visit the website here: www.metro2c-alliance.seafibrenetworks.com.
Since formation in 2007, data centre operator TeleData has been providing specialist colocation solutions from its primary base in Manchester. Independent and debt free, the company's purpose is to provide a quality based, optimised platform for the continued protection of its clients' business critical IT systems. TeleData's privately owned Manchester data centre facility is the only data centre in the UK with a BS5979 accredited security operations centre on-site. A long-term carrier neutral approach means TeleData offers greater options for network diversity than the majority of data centres in the North West. Further information about TeleData can be found at www.teledata.co.uk.
About Sea Fibre Networks
Sea Fibre Networks is a provider of bandwidth infrastructure services including dark fibre, wavelengths and Ethernet. The Company specialises in sub-sea telecoms and is owner and operator of CeltixConnect, Europe's most advanced sub-sea telecoms network. Sea Fibre Networks delivers the innovation and flexibility businesses need to stay ahead in the market place. It provides network solutions tailored to specific needs with the most efficient service. All products are supported by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA's). These are further enhanced with proactive management and monitoring of the sub-sea cable system. Information about Sea Fibre Networks can be found at www.seafibre.com.