IFLs third facility fully operational
3rd January 2007
Press Release November 6th 2006
(internetf.co.uk) Internet Facilitators Limited (IFL), providers of carrier neutral colocation and datacenter services have opened their new data center in Manchester, it was announced today. The new 13,000-square-foot facility cements IFL’s position as the largest provider of data center space in the North West region of the United Kingdom.
The new facility is located on the 1st floor of the IFL2 site at Manchester Technopark and is an addition to IFL’s two existing Manchester colocation facilities. IFL2 is a purpose built, state of the art facility, with independent n+1 UPS systems and diesel generators protecting the two floors of the building operated by IFL. Further protection is offered through VESDA smoke detection and FM200 fire suppressant, non-ozone depleting n+1 Air Conditioning and 24x7x365 technical support and manned security.
The new facility offers solutions for single and multiple racks in a secure open rack area or dedicated suites. As IFL remain carrier neutral in all three facilities, bandwidth is available from a number of providers with redundant connectivity between all locations.
Commenting on IFL’s expansion, Matthew Edgley, IFL Sales Manager says;
“IFL’s expansion is great news for the region as it further enhances Manchester’s growing strength in the industry. We are delighted to say that much of the expansion will cater for the success of our existing customer base. Many of these customers are Manchester based and demonstrate demand in the region through their sustained need for quality datacenter space from IFL. Although high, demand for IFL services is not limited to the region as Manchester is increasingly viewed as an alternative to the major facilities in London, or an additional location for added geographical resilience.”
IFL remain confident of continued success as they move into their 10th year of operation in 2007.
“Demand for space in the new data center is at record levels. A large amount of space has been allocated to new and existing customers prior to today’s official opening date. This level of demand ensures we keep one eye fixed on the future and further expansion possibilities.”