– Andrew Ogilvie, MD, Xtraordinary Hosting.
London, 01 Mrach, 2013: UK-based cloud hosting provider, Xtraordinary Hosting, today announced an expansion of its services into Interxion’s newly built, ultra-modern, high specification LON2 datacener, in the heart of the City of London. Interxion is the leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, and LON2 is an expansion of its existing City of London campus. The facility offers 2N UPS power and N+1 cooling, a wide range of connectivity choices and advanced security and monitoring systems. LON2 has dual fibre access to all the major carriers and direct access to the London Internet Exchange (LINX).
LON2 is designed to the highest energy efficiency standards, with an optimised Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating and utilising 100% renewable energy. LON2 uses free air cooling technology to reduce emissions and minimise the data centre’s carbon footprint. In choosing LON2, Xtraordinary is ensuring it meets its own commitments to providing the most eco-friendly hosting service possible.
LON2’s IT infrastructure includes:
- 1,713m2 of equipped space in the heart of London
- 8MVA redundant grid supply
- Access to 50 carriers
- Advanced fire detection and suppression systems
- ASHRAE-standard temperature and humidity
- 100% renewable energy power backed by SLAs
- ISO 27001-certified information security management systems
Andrew Ogilvie, Managing Director of Xtraordinary Hosting, said: “It was clear to us that to meet growing demand from financial services organisations, digital agencies, retailers and other enterprise clients we needed to expand our offering in London. LON2 is an excellent location for a number of reasons. It offers access to a wide range of carriers; it is a POP site for the London Internet Exchange (LINX); it offers financial services clients low latency connections to trading exchanges located nearby and is within walking distance of the Tech City site at Old Street, home to a thriving community of high-tech start-ups. LON2 is a Green Tech, state of the art facility and will provide us with the premium data centre infrastructure we require to provide the latest in VMware-powered cloud services to our growing customer base, across the UK and around the world. Our customers trust us with mission critical systems and by expanding into LON2 we can continue to offer the same high-level of security, flexibility and consistency, supported by our well regarded customer-led service.”
Xtraordinary currently operates from Interxion’s LON1 facility and will retain a presence there. LON1 is currently home to 200 financial services institutions, more than 15 liquidity venues and the major market data vendors.
About Xtraordinary Hosting
Successful dotcom entrepreneur Andrew Ogilvie founded Xtraordinary Hosting in 2001. It is a cloud hosting company, operating out of data centres in London and Edinburgh, which employs highly qualified, on-site technical teams, providing 24/7 support on critical issues. Xtraordinary is a VMware Professional Service Provider and can provide the full range of next generation of cloud services, including: VMware virtual servers and private clouds; Complex Managed Hosting; Magento eCommerce Optimised Hosting and hosting for Atlassian software products. Visit www.xtrahost.co.uk for more information.
Interxion is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 28 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by 350 carriers and ISPs and 19 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. Visit www.interxion.com for more information.
About Interxion LON2
Situated at the heart of the City of London, Interxion’s LON2 is a carrier neutral data centre powered by 100% renewable energy. The site provides the very latest in secure, scalable infrastructure for mission critical IT systems. It offers over 50 carriers and direct access to LINX and LONAP Internet Exchanges. Visit www.interxionlon2.co.uk for more information.