Anyone know a good DC on England that caters to financial industry clients?
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Telehouse London started as a Banking DR centre, so would probably meet your
needs. Otherwise, there's Interxion, which claims to have all sorts of security
certifications. The other usual suspects are also available in London - Level3,
Equinix, C&W, etc...
As the CTO of a financial company with multiple data centers in London, I would recommend Equinix Slough (or London 4) site. They have a website setup just for Financial firms. http://financial.equinix.com/
I've got space in both Telehouse and Equinix and would recommend Equinix for someone looking for full service collocation and Telehouse to someone who is looking for network interconnection.
Simon Lockhart wrote:
I'm only really familiar with my employer's facilities: Savvis has data centers in London, Slough, and Reading with good exchange connectivity*. There is a financial-firm oriented microsite at http://financial.savvis.net/, but beware the annoying* embedded video. You can look at http://www.savvis.net/en-US/Industries/Financial/Pages/Home.aspx for more info, too.
* - Obligatory Legal Statement for which I Personally Apologize: I'm employed by Savvis, but my opinions, postings, and all other materials are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employer (Savvis, Inc.) or of any other entity.
Have a look at Telecity* too, DCs in London, Manchester and Dublin,
others spread out over Europe. Not just colo but a bunch of services
too if you need them. They already serve some financial customers as
* I work for them in Italy, standard disclaimer apply
Cable and Wireless (who I work for) and COLT (who I used to work for).
The only other place worth considering is Equinix but from a proximity
viewpoint they are just too far away from the square mile.
Is there still the Global Crossing place on the junction of New Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road?