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NHS Trust Sign Ten Year Rack Hosting Deal

17th, January 2014

Workspace Technology is pleased to announce that the NHS Trust have signed a ten year contract for rack colocation service at DC One.

As part of the NHS requirement to provide disaster recovery services within the West Midlands the local NHS Trust was looking for a high quality regional co-location data centre facility.

Workspace Technology’s DC One was able to offer a contemporary well designed rack colocation hosting facility. At DC One the quality of rack equipment and accessibility is key. Workspace Technology’s DC One offers a selection of 1200mm or 1070mm deep racks with options for both 600mm and 750mm wide formats. All racks are based on Schneider Electric / APC high quality NetShelter SX enclosures and are configured on a “two tile” pitch allowing 1200mm front and rear rack clearance. As standard, all racks are configured with 2 x 32A Intelligent Zero U PDUs each configured with 36 x C13 and 4 x C19 providing excellent power availability.

The NHS opted for include APC’s Rack Access systems designed to support enhanced access security for each of their APC NetShelter SX enclosures. The Rack Access system allows the NHS to limit access through the use of proximity cards or a Web interface. Workspace Technology provides access control profiles for each individual NHS employee who has authorised access. Workspace Technology can also configure scheduled access to equipment for maintenance purposes, and provide access to audit trails. Alarm notifications also indicate a compromised security state such as forced entry and door position.

Nick Roberts at Workspace Technology commented “We are very pleased to welcome our very first client who has recently signed a 10 year contract for six equipment racks.

Workspace Technology’s ability to offer flexible power combined with bespoke billing arrangements was key to help secure this NHS Trust contract. The NHS were also impressed with the accessibility and the front of house facilities that includes excellent rest and welfare areas with hot desking capacity. We very much look forward to engaging with new public and private sector clients as we move forward into 2014.”

Workspace Technology’s DC One provides premium rack space that delivers optimum energy efficiency, resilience, security and flexibility and is designed specifically to host your server equipment.

For further information on DC One please contact nick.roberts@workspace-technology.com or call 0121 354 4894.

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