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Databax Turn To IFL to
protect their customer data

Databax provides expert, reliable and cost effective Remote Offsite Data Backup Services using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, ensuring comprehensive protection against risks associated with Data Loss whatever the cause.

Colocation - The Natural Solution

The very nature of the Databax service offering demands high availability, security and protection of customer data. Databax technical staff had all the expertise needed to operate and maintain their equipment, and required full control and access to this, while housing their servers in a secure data centre; this made colocation the perfect solution. Having invested heavily in the latest state of the art technology, maximising the efficiency and standard of service to all customers, colocating the Databax equipment in an equally high standard of data centre was absolutely essential.

Databax Choose IFL

Being based in Sandbach, Cheshire, Databax needed a colocation facility in the North West of England. A short visit to IFL proved decisive. During a tour of the IFL facilities it became evident that they had the entire infrastructure in place to achieve the Databax goals.

"A hugely attractive aspect of the IFL offering was the ability to enhance the resilience of the Databax solution by providing colocation in two separate facilities, connected by a redundant 10Gb network. This guarantees that in the unlikely event of any problems at either facility, the Databax service would continue to operate seamlessly.

93% of companies who lost their data centre for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. IFL protect against this by housing our equipment in data centres with power protection, manned security and an optimum operating environment for our equipment 24x7x365."
Nigel Breddy Databax UK LTD

The IFL Data Centre Solution

  • N+1 UPS & Diesel Generator Power Protection
  • VESDA Smoke Detection Systems
  • FM200 Fire Suppression (Non-Ozone Depleting)
  • 24x7x365 Manned Security & Monitored CCTV
  • Under-floor Air Conditioning Systems (Non-Ozone Depleting)
  • Rack & Server Monitoring Systems
  • Expert technical support and data centre staff
  • 2 separate facilities connected via dual diverse fibre routes

Implementing the solution was hassle free. IFL provided the rack space, the power and the connectivity between both sites; Internet Bandwidth was then presented to the racks by one of many available carriers within the facilities. Databax then moved the equipment into the racks and after minimal configuration the Databax equipment and backup service was visible and available to customers.

The Result

"The standard of the IFL data centres, together with the experience of their technical staff continue to offer our customers unrivalled data protection and availability. Power in the centre of Manchester could be cut off for weeks, yet with the standard of facility on offer, Databax and the Databax customer are safe in the knowledge that their data will always be available!"
John Hughes, Databax UK LTD

For more inforation about the services that Databax provide visit their website www.databax.com.