February 25, 2009
Tata Communications announces expansion of data centre services with launch of tier-3 data centre in EMEA market
London: Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, announces it plans for London 2, a tier-3 data centre, that will provide a state-of-the-art environment for supporting mission critical infrastructures, with advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features to ensure that Tata Communications client’s critical systems and applications are readily available while optimising energy efficiency. The 21,400 square foot London 2 data centre will be ready for service during the second quarter of 2009.
Tata Communications has seen a dramatic growth in the number of UK companies looking to outsource their hosted IT operations as they look to rationalise costs and free up capital. Increasingly, the lack of power in the city of London has seen many firms seek to move operations outside the M25 and into a managed service environment to lower their cost of ownership, improve performance and reduce downtime of their IT investment. Moreover, a shift to an Opex-based hosting model by selectively outsourcing their IT infrastructure to an experienced services provider such as Tata Communications can achieve rapid cost savings.
Tata Communications will offer its full suite of data centre services including colocation, managed hosting and managed storage services, in addition to related and complementary value-added services. The company’s data centre operations and services are monitored and managed on-site and remotely, from its centralised Managed services operations centre (MSOC) on a 24x7x365 basis and by a team of highly experienced technical, communications and facilities staff. Tata Communications is ISO/IEC 14001, 20000 and 27001 certified for its Global managed services operations in the areas of managed hosting, managed storage services and hosted messaging services. The London 2 data centre will reside on Tata Communications tier-1 IP backbone from which it can provide high capacity internet, MPLS and Ethernet services globally.
“Tata Communications has seen a rapid increase in demand for managed IT infrastructure services in the EMEA region, driven in part by rationalised IT budgets and companies looking to outsource their data centre operations and achieve greater cost and resource efficiencies” said Abid Qadiri, vice president of data centre services for Tata Communications. “As the availability of highly secure tier-3 data centre space is limited, we are pleased to bring this state-of-the-art facility to the market.”
Located 25 miles from London, the highly secure data centre facility was built by Digital Realty Trust, the world’s largest wholesale data centre provider, and contains two individually segregated, maintainable data halls that receive six megawatts of power from diversely routed supplies. As Tata Communications' third data centre opened in the UK, London 2 brings the company’s total data centre footprint in the region to over 50,000 square feet. The company owns and operates data centres on three continents totalling nearly one million square feet of space.
On February 12, Tata Communications announced plans to invest USD $180 million in the development of data centre and associated services in Singapore, scheduled to open in 2010. The addition of London 2 and the Singapore data centre are part of the global expansion to address demands of enterprise customers worldwide, while supporting Tata Communications’ commitment to invest more than $2 billion to further fuel global expansion plans.
For further information on Tata Communications Data Center Solutions and facilities visit www.tatacommunications.com/enterprise/datacenter.
For more information on London 2 visit http://www.tatacommunications.com/downloads/enterprise/data-center-london.pdf
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