Kao Data expands on-site collaboration with Managed Services Leader ServerChoice to Offer OCP-Ready capabilities to Small and Medium (SME) Organisations
- ServerChoice Managed Services Platform extends Kao Data’s data centre reach into wider customer (SME) opportunities
- SMEs can now start small and scale their requirement in the heart of the renowned UK Innovation Corridor underpinned by low-latency, highly resilient, security focussed, colocation facilities
- Kao Data continues its commitment to delivering ‘best in class’ wholesale colocation capabilities for its customers. The collaboration with ServerChoice provides the perfect platform for SMEs to expand their footprint in a world-class facility.
October 18, 2019, London, United Kingdom – Kao Data, the home of innovation and the UK’s leading entrant to the wholesale colocation data centre market, has expanded its on-site collaboration with SeverChoice, an industry leader in customer managed services. The collaboration demonstrates Kao Data’s continuing commitment to the data centre market, offering start-ups, as well as both small and medium organisations that require the highest
The initial footprint, comprised of four Technology Cells within the Kao Data London One (KDL1)
facility, can be optimised to reflect ServerChoice’s customers’ requirements. Moreover, its
customers will have access to the full range of ServerChoice solutions including its industry leading
cyber security initiatives, disaster recovery, as well as high-speed network and peering capabilities
through the installed Ai Networks virtual point of presence (vPoP), providing direct links to customer sites and hubs across the globe.
Paul Finch CEO and COO, Kao Data stated, “As one of the only European-based OCP (Open Compute Project) ‘Ready’ data centres and a wholesale operator, it is important to offer the capability to provide a platform to managed service providers and their customers pushing technology architecture boundaries. We believe this is a market segment that offers massive growth potential over the coming years. We can help expand our customers market opportunities with the guarantee of a data centre location that provides a highly efficient and scalable customer solution.”
Mark Boost, CEO, ServerChoice commented, “Being located in one of the most efficient data centres in Europe provides us with the ability to deliver sustainable and cost-effective solutions. The Kao Data platform allows us to scale rapidly to meet customer demands, allied with our sister companies Ai Networks and Bulletproof Cyber, we are able to provide a complete end-to-end solution to our customers.”
About Kao Data
Situated in the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor, the £200m+ Kao Data Campus provides around 150,000 sq. ft technical space and 35MW power for IT equipment. The completed site will comprise
four 8.8MW data centres, providing a customer product set from a Technology Pod, Technology Cell, Technology Suite and complete Technology Building, tailored to meet the demands of conventional ITE infrastructure, through to specialist HPC and Edge at Scale deployments.
Through technical leadership Kao Data continues to drive innovation increasing reliability supporting 100% availability at reduced total cost of operations. Dynamic load tracking at the campus site ensures high energy efficiency with ultra-low PUE <1.2., even at 20% ITE utilisation. The company has made the added commitment
to 100% renewable energy to power its data centres.
Served by a dedicated and redundant 43,5MVA power supply, the quality of the design, construction and systems installation has helped Kao Data achieve BREEAM excellent certification. The technical capability, hyper-connectivity strategy and secure data resilience of the Kao Data Campus makes it ideally placed to support both cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions for a range of enterprise businesses, including financial services, life sciences, defence and the health sector.
For more details, please visit www.kaodata.com.
ServerChoice (www.serverchoice.com) are UK pioneers of data centre and managed services. With over a decade of experience in operating multiple data centres nationwide, and providing best-in-class managed/cloud services, ServerChoice focuses on delivering flexible, world-class services – making them a trusted partner of SMEs and global enterprises alike.
In addition to ServerChoice, the Group also operates Bulletproof Cyber (www.bulletproof.co.uk), who provide innovative and robust cyber security services to help keep organisations keep protected against evolving cyber threats. Ai Networks (www.ai.co.uk) is also in the ServerChoice Group, and is a leader in the field of nextgeneration, enterprise-class business connectivity.
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