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Webfusion opens new £2.5m UK data centre

February 20, 2009; 12:59 AM


Webfusion, the hosting and storage experts, has created a brand new, £2.5 million, high performance UK data centre for its customers. Built in conjunction with IBM, the Leeds-based facility uses the latest technology to ensure green, secure and reliable data storage and hosting for businesses.


Thomas Vollrath, Managing Director at Webfusion, comments, “We have invested a great deal to maintain the highest levels of customer service, ensure that the data centre is both best of breed and based in the UK. We don’t believe that businesses should have to settle for data centres overseas and, from a customer’s point of view, it’s reassuring to know that your data and support staff are onsite here in the UK 24/7/365.”


As electronic data storage is critical for most businesses, the 330m2 facility has 130 server racks and uses the latest technology to cover all of the important factors that make an efficient, high performance data centre. Impressive cooling systems, high-level security and fire detection/suppression systems coupled with effective power back-up capabilities ensure that in the event of a power cut, customer data remains online and available.


Vollrath continues, “We worked closely with IBM in the data centre’s development to ensure the highest degree of security and performance whilst adhering to stringent data storage regulations and industry standards. As we wave goodbye to physical paper documentation, electronic data storage needs continue to grow, as do security regulations and compliance. Instead of investing vast sums of money in their own hardware, organisations that use our new facility can significantly reduce data storage costs whilst improving data security and operational reliability.”

“Webfusion wanted a way to reduce energy consumption and become even more environmentally responsible,” says Chad Cracknell, client manager at IBM. “IBM’s modular data centre technology gives Webfusion the freedom to innovate through flexibility and the scalability to better manage power, cooling and capacity.”


About Webfusion


Webfusion Group Ltd is the largest web hosting organisation in the UK with 1.4 million hosted websites and almost 2 million registered domains. Webfusion offers cost-effective, feature-rich hosting packages for a diverse customer-base - from web developers, designers and hobbyists to businesses with complex e-commerce operations. Webfusion’s customers benefit from market-leading security and service, including 24x7 technical support and state-of-the-art data centres.


In December 2008, Webfusion won the UK Web Hosting Directory ‘Best for Microsoft Hosting’  and’s  ‘Highly Rated for Support’ achieving a near-perfect score of 4.66 out of 5.0.


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