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2e2 opens new data centre hosting suite in Milton Keynes
– IT services and solutions provider, 2e2 today announced further investment in its Managed Data Cen


Newbury, UK – 01 May 2008 – IT services and solutions provider, 2e2 today announced further investment in its Managed Data Centre Services by opening new hosting capacity in its Milton Keynes Data Centre (MKDC). Power constraints are affecting more locations across the UK, including central London where major construction projects such as Cross Rail and the Olympics will dramatically reduce the potential for growth in the data centre resources essential to meet growing demand. The new MKDC suite offers 2e2 customers a ‘best in class’ facility in a prime location outside the M25 with both space and power available immediately.

“At 2e2 we are seeing growing demand from organisations who want to house their infrastructure within an external data centre. The increasing costs for building upkeep, primary and back-up power, on-site fuel storage, WAN connectivity and technical and security staff salaries and training are making outsourcing an attractive option. At the same time high-density blade servers and other power hungry equipment, have increased requirements at a time when many data centres have severe power constraints. The net result is that demand for external hosting capacity is outstripping supply,” comments Adam Kamruddin, Managed Services Line of Business Director for 2e2.

The expansion of MKDC includes a new hosting suite that has been designed to provide customers with a high-density solution in an environment with an average power and cooling of 4 Kw per rack, with raised flooring to improve airflow and hot and cold aisles to maximise the efficiency of the CRAC (Computer Room Air Conditioning) units. The new suite contains 42U, 600x900 racks supplied with dual power feeds (primary and secondary) for resilience, terminating on APC power bars. Connectivity to the suite is available from a range of service providers, enabling private connectivity from other offices at up to Gigabit Ethernet speeds, as well as enabling highly secure Internet access. The 24/7 physical security operation at MKDC provides controlled access to the facility with further internal security measures ensuring secure access to each suite, with each rack individually locked. Customers hosting their infrastructure within the MKDC can also benefit from the immediate proximity of the 2e2 Milton Keynes Service Centre, enabling swift on site response for implementation and support services as well as the remote hands located within the MKDC itself.

About 2e2
2e2 is an IT managed services and solutions provider. 2e2’s vision is to be a company whose integrity, performance, quality and care for its customers and employees is second to none. Its expertise, passion, innovation and agility will differentiate it and ensure it is the partner of choice.

2e2 was established in 2002 and has grown into one of the most respected and high-quality IT services providers in the UK and the Netherlands.
2e2 is uniquely placed in the industry with demonstrable skills and experience in both Unified Communication (UC) technologies, business applications from Oracle, PeopleSoft and Microsoft and the integration between these two traditionally disparate environments. With the support of Duke Street Capital, the mid-market private equity fund manager, and Bank of Scotland, 2e2’s mission is to be a major IT services partner in the UK and selected European markets.

2e2 provides an extensive portfolio aligned across five principal areas of business:
• Managed Services: support services, infrastructure and applications monitoring and management, service and asset management and Data Centre, WAN and DR services
• Business application services: around Oracle, PeopleSoft and Microsoft Dynamics
• Unified communications: IP Telephony, video, messaging & collaboration
• Technology solutions: Data management, security, resilience & virtualisation
• Service and asset management: ITIL consulting & service management solutions

2e2 has £256m of annual ru


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