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Thursday, 01 October 2015 12:04

brightsolid opens new Aberdeen data centre

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New Scottish data centre provider brings the first Azure-enabled cloud to Aberdeen

Scottish cloud hosting and data centre provider, brightsolid, has today announced the opening of its second Tier III data centre. The facility, built on Aberdeen Journal’s Lang Stracht site in Aberdeen, is the only Scottish partner of the Microsoft Cloud OS Network, provides the first Microsoft Azure-enabled cloud platform in Scotland.

At full capacity, the 2,200 square metre facility will hold the equivalent computer power of over 100,000 MacBooks and will have the ability to store the same amount of data that Facebook currently holds on a global scale. The carrier neutral facility will connect Aberdeen nationally and internationally through high-speed, low latency links – including a 100Gb link from Aberdeen to London.

The Tier III data centre was designed by Keysource and claims to be one of the most efficient data centres in the country and is certified compliant in  ISO 27001:2013 security and ISO 22301:2012 in business continuity.

brightsolid Aberdeen is also one of the greenest data centres in the UK. The centre will operate a Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of 1.25, 80% more efficient than the UK data centre average.

Richard Higgs, CEO of brightsolid said. “We decided to build our next Tier III data centre in Aberdeen for a number of reasons. Our primary facility in Dundee was reaching capacity due to the positive market response to our clouds, and expansion was always in our business strategy. After a detailed review of the market we realised that Aberdeen had an absolute need for a world class data centre and cloud partner that could help deliver on cost saving efficiency objectives.”

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