27
Nov

TeleCity Meridian Gate – new Low, Low pricing!

Black Friday? what’s that? at Host Consult, we have low pricing all year long in some of the best and most prime data-centre locations across the country. Our partner company in TeleCity Meridian Gate has some extra special offers on rack-space with transit on right now – let us know if this is of interest!

1kW Full Rack
1000Mbs port
50Mbs 95th percentile IP transit
3 month contract

Set-up £0
Monthly £300

2kW Full Rack
1000Mbs port
100Mbs 95th percentile IP transit
3 month contract

Set-up £0
Monthly £550

4kW Full Rack
1000Mbs port
100Mbs 95th percentile IP transit
3 month contract

Set-up £0
Monthly £1000

8kW Dual Rack
2 x 1000Mbs port
200Mbs 95th percentile IP transit
3 month contract

Set-up £0
Monthly £1900

All prices exclude VAT, E&OE.

23
Nov

100% Power or a year’s service fees back – Volta

Have you had problems recently with your datacentre power? Considering alternatives? then look no further – Volta will offer a whole year of service fees back if power drops to less than the 100% SLA guaranteed.

Co-location provider Volta Data Centres has introduced a service-level agreement (SLA) that will see customers reimbursed if ever the racks housed in its facilities lose power.

The company’s Platinum Power SLA will see affected customers receive a full-year of free service credit if the power being supplied to their racks falters even for a fraction of a second, the company claimed.

Speaking to Computer Weekly at the DatacenterDynamics Converged conference in London, Volta Data Centres managing director Jon Arnold said the company is the first in the industry to offer an SLA of this nature, and it is indicative of the level of service datacentre customers are demanding these days.

“We’re uniquely positioned in that London has got some new 30kV power rings, and we’re uniquely positioned on two, so we’ve got two resilient rings and our two 33kV transformers,” he said.

“With that setup, we have a level of super resiliency in place before we even need to use batteries and generators, and are already able to offer 100% power availability.”

More information here

If you would like to know more then get in touch and we would be happy to assist you.

3
Nov

Paragon Internet Group Acquired by HEG.

Hot off the press this one – Paragon Internet Group, the hosting company based in Buckingham Avenue, Slough, which comprises of TSOHost, Vidahost, Hostroute, Compila and CSNewMedia has been acquired by HEG, The Host Europe Group, for an as-yet undisclosed consideration. Congratulations to Adam, Darren, Seb, Dom and the rest of the team.

More on this one as we get it in.

3
Nov

Sad News – Simon Campbell-Whyte of DCA

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sad passing of Simon Campbell-Whyte of the Data Centre Alliance who passed away after a short fight against Cancer on Sunday 25th October.

The Team at Host Consult have known and worked with Simon for many years through his various roles within the IT industry and Simon was a key member of the team pushing for a European Datacentre Tiering standard.

Our thoughts out out to his family and friends at this sad time.

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