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IFL Announce Further Manchester Data Centre Expansion

10th July 2008

Manchester – 11th July 2008 - Internet Facilitators Limited (IFL internetf.co.uk), the provider of Business Class Data Centres today announced the further expansion of its Manchester data centre network with an additional 5,000 sq ft of premium colocation space.

This expansion on the ground floor of Reynolds House, where IFL already occupies over 17,000 sq ft, will be IFL’s second in the last twelve months and further consolidates its position as the market leader of colocation services in the North West of England. With further large scale expansion news expected in the next few months, this will ensure ever increasing demand will continue to be met by IFL with high quality supply through its continued investment in new data centres.

Matthew Edgley, IFL Sales Manager comments, “Much of our continued success can be attributed to the growth of our existing partners and customer base. Recognition of this drives our commitment to provide a continuous supply of high quality rack space to facilitate their future growth.”

To bring the new expansion space into service, a second on-site energy centre will be built with a new 1MVA power supply, diesel generators and n+1 UPS system. State of the art air conditioning will be deployed to ensure the lowest possible Energy Efficiency Ratio - a measure of how much additional electricity is used beyond that needed for servers. An additional 150 racks will be made available with an expected average power usage of 4.5KW per rack up to a maximum of 8KW per rack.

Edgley continues, “We are attracting record numbers of new customers as an increasing number of organisations realise the advantages of outsourcing their data centre whilst retaining their in-house technical staff and expertise. The company is in outstanding health with sales records being broken every quarter since 2006. The very strength of the sales pipeline proves demand for quality colocation space and absolutely necessitates our continued multi-million pound investment in expansion.”

IFL data centres offer connectivity solutions from a wide range of Tier 1 network providers including BT, Cogent, NTL, NWIX and THUS all of whom have multiple resilient routes into the building. The IFL data centre network is well connected to other data centres in the region through dedicated fibre networks such as MCIX & NWIX. London based carriers also provide low cost backhaul to data centres located in the nation’s capital. The increasing number of carriers and IP Transit providers continues to drive the cost of connectivity downwards and ensure IFL customers are located on the secure, resilient backbone of the region’s internet.

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About Internet Facilitators Limited (IFL)
IFL, providers of Business Class Data Centres, offers secure colocation, solutions to businesses looking to outsource their data centres, demanding protection against the risk of downtime to business critical technical infrastructure.

Operating since 1997, IFL has grown to become the largest provider of carrier neutral colocation services in Manchester. The established network of IFL data centres guarantees the optimum server operating environment through the provision of resilient cooling, power backup, fire protection and security systems - monitored, maintained and supported 24x7x365. Continued investment in highly efficient, environmentally intelligent and scaleable data centre infrastructure, caters for rapid growth whilst retaining a commitment to green and environmental issues.

Being fiercely carrier neutral, IFL provide access to multiple Tier 1 telecommunications providers from within their data centres in addition to an extensive range of bandwidth suppliers. As a result of the development of IFL as a business internet hub, access to such networks comes at a drastically reduced cost to their customers.

Through their commitment to providing resilient, secure and reliable rack space solutions, IFL afford their customers peace of mind to focus on the delivery of core business services.

For further details, visit internetf.co.uk or contact
Matthew Edgley

0161 275 1102