Proximity Data Centres has announced that Wiltshire-based web hosting and IT services provider, Black Nova Designs, has migrated its servers to Proximity Edge 7 in Swindon. This follows Black Nova evaluating several potential colocation data centre providers.
For minimising network latency, the chosen data centre had to be locally based in the Swindon area with the power and space available to scale up web hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Services (IaaS) solutions as the business grew in line with future demand. A further prerequisite was demonstrable sustainability credentials to align with the two founders’ longstanding commitment and passion for environmental issues.
The smooth transition to Proximity’s facility in Swindon was facilitated by its modular design. This allowed Black Nova’s racks to be quickly and easily accommodated in a secure, dedicated ‘pod’ while ensuring energy-efficient cooling. Additional 100% renewably sourced power to rack is also readily available along with further space and increased network bandwidth when required.
Proximity’s 89,000 sq ft facility in Swindon provides capacity for up to 2000 racks and has a Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of just 1.3. A total of 7MW power is currently available, potentially increasing to 14MW. With excellent road and rail infrastructure and easy access to digital fibre routes connecting London to Ireland and the USA, the Tier 3 facility is ideally positioned to serve businesses along and near to the M4 corridor. This includes the congested data centre conurbations of Slough and West London.