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Business ISP, Merula Opens Purpose-built Data Centre in East Anglia
- Open Day on 23 May for Press and Public -

A hi-res image of the building is available from openday@merula.net

Huntingdon, Cambs - 19 May 2008 – Business Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web host, Merula Limited, announces the opening of its first purpose-built data centre in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire to meet a growing need for hosting space outside London.

Merula’s founder and managing director, Richard Palmer explains: “With the reduction of space and availability in our London data centres, coupled with the massive price increases over the past few years, we decided to invest over £1 million developing a state-of-the-art data centre in the heart of East Anglia. It has been designed so we can provide a reliable and friendly hosting service for companies large and small. The centre meets all requirements for all companies – from those who just need a single server (or virtual server) to those requiring multiple racks with full hands-on management.”

To celebrate the completion of the new building, Merula is hosting an open day on 23rd May 2008 from 11am. Guests include the local MP, Jonathan Djanogly, and IT journalist and PC Pro columnist, Jon Honeyball. Press are invited to attend the open day (please confirm if you would like to attend) or can visit on any other day by appointment.

To enable Merula to provide the most reliable service, the data centre has been installed with backup air conditioning systems to keep the servers at a comfortable temperature; Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to manage small local power issues; and generators to enable all services in the data centre to run for days on end in the event of a protracted power failure.

In addition, the data centre has diverse high speed connections to the internet into Merula’s own core network in London and Manchester, ensuring that the centre is fully resilient in the event of any issue, at any other hosting location. This allows the company to provide a wide range of secure internet access products (ADSL/leased line) as well as hosted solutions from a single website to a managed co-location option.

Anthony Fisher of Propex, a current customer says, “Merula provides a very reliable and cost-effective service, with high levels of technical expertise on hand. Its staff have offered useful technical advice in many areas such as SQL server, networking and email and domain management. As our business has grown our technical requirements have changed, and Merula has had the flexibility to meet these requirements.”

Contacts:
For more details or photographs, call Richard Palmer or Vivien Bell at Merula on 01480 222940, email openday@merula.net.

About the company:
Merula Limited was formed in 1996 and is now consistently in the top 10 for reliability according to WebPerf.net (the UK’s only ISP performance benchmark). For resilience Merula has interlinked data centres in the Midlands, East Anglia and at four separate London locations. Providing a wide range of internet access products (ADSL/ leased Line) as well as hosted solutions from a single basic website to full blown, managed, collocation solutions Merula has grown rapidly and nationally known clients include Habitat Stores, Britax and the National Fostering Agency. Visit the website at www.merula.net

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