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Next Connex Supports the Launch of Next Generation Data Colocation Hall in Wales

Next Generation Data (NGD) has launched a dedicated colocation data hall at its Tier 3+ carrier-neutral data centre near Newport, South Wales.

The new colocation hall was opened on the 15th October to meet channel partner demand for a highly secure, scalable and price competitive UK based colocation services for housing single or multiple racks.

Next Connex own and light a fibre network that connects NGD diversely to London Docklands in sub 1.6ms. The fibre routes are truly diverse, enabling wholesale Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3 (IP Transit) and MPLS services. Next Connex is supporting this launch with up to 3 months free connectivity between NGD and other on-net Data Centres. This gives colocation customers setting up in the Data Centre a rent-free period to help off-set connection costs and install and test equipment prior to going live.

Richard Auld, Next Connex’s Commercial Director said “NGD is a great facility and Next Connex is the leading supplier of connectivity and IP Transit to the site. The new colocation hall offers extra capacity and flexibility for service providers. As a dark fibre network provider, Next Connex’s Internet Access and point-to-point low latency connections make NGD a compelling colocation facility.”

For high growth clients seeking a defined and scalable upgrade path for colocation and network Next Connex can lay out a clearly defined colocation strategy combined with a flexible network plan to accommodate future growth. Whether the business needs a single or multiple UK colocation sites, Next Connex is ideally positioned to deliver a Data Centre neutral colocation solution.

Steve Davis, NGD’s sales director, said NGD’s channel partner programme, which was launched in May had already created “strong demand” from resellers for secure, price-competitive colocation facilities.

Developments in replication technology have now enabled NGD to be considered as a disaster recovery option when paired with London facilities. Traditional restrictions based upon fibre distance and latencies are rapidly dissolving.

To meet growing demand for DR sites outside London, Next Connex have strategically partnered with Data Centre space in diverse locations, enabling a range of choice when building a replication platform. For providers looking to build bespoke and resilient solutions, Next Connex can create transparent links between sites in a wide range of locations.

About Next Connex:

Next Connex operates an 800km fibre network linking Data Centres across the UK with fully diverse routes into NGD. Next Connex provides connectivity from 10Mb to 100Gb including IP Transit, Ethernet and MPLS networks. Uniquely Next Connex also offers Service Providers with Layer 1 (Optical) connections to enable them to build their own low latency networks.

For more information visit www.nextconnex.com. You may also contact Nathan Bell on 0800 902 0902 or email postroom@nextconnex.com

About NGD:

Next Generation Data (NGD) is Europe’s largest Data Centre campus and is located in Newport, South Wales. It is a truly iconic, fortress-style structure ideally situated on the M4 corridor and operated to the highest technical and security standards.

For more information visit www.nextgenerationdata.co.uk