British cloud hosting and network provider, Exponential-e, has signed a seven-year contract with Ark Data Centres. Ark will supply secured, energy efficient data center space to power Exponential-e’s unique cloud hosting services model.
Exponential-e’s cloud hosting platform offers a secured layer 2-network that combines a “superfast” private cloud with critical business applications. The contract initially covers a 760 kW data room, with the flexibility to expand seamlessly as customer demand grows.
Exponential-e will move into the Ark data center facilities over the summer, with go live scheduled for October 2015.
Data Centers Hampshire, Wiltshire
Based on a 12-month long evaluation of the UK data center market, Exponential-e selected Ark Data Centres for their outstanding security, efficiency, and flexibility of its data center facilities. Thanks to unique cooling technology, Ark’s UK data centers are very energy efficient – allowing Exponential-e and ultimately its customers to benefit from significant energy savings. Ark’s campuses in Hampshire and Wiltshire would also provide enhanced levels of security, combining physical, technical and procedural measures across the data center campus for maximum protection.
“As a serial innovator, we pride ourselves in designing bespoke technical solutions which meet our customers’ needs, and the Ark’s data centers, with their unique layout and best-in-class technology, allow us to deliver the security, performance and flexibility our customers expect,” said Lee Wade, CEO of Exponential-e. “In addition, Ark has a clear focus on operational excellence, which matches our own company philosophy. Their facilities are maintained to the highest standards, and are the perfect match for our business, as we continue to expand our cloud service offering to organizations seeking secure, private storage for their business critical data.”