Monday, August 21, 2017


‘Major surge in cloud based services’ creates unprecedented growth in network traffic at Europe’s largest data centre campus



Need for speed in cloud age sees point to point connectivity boosted as enterprise cloud customers flood in.

Newport-based Next Generation Data (NGD) has switched on services on the the new BT Wholesale Optical and Optical Connect National service which delivers 10Gb, nx10Gb and 100Gb Ethernet symmetric point to point connectivity.

The Welsh data centre operator, which services customers from a 750,000 sqf campus, said it has become one of the first data centres outside London to go live with the service.

The decision to enter the BT Wholesale Optical and Optical Connect National service came after what NGD labelled as “a major surge in cloud based services at NGD which in turn is creating an unprecedented growth in network traffic”.

The company said in a statement: “With a direct connection to NGD’s data centre BT’s high performance optical solutions will support demand by offering customers a flexible, scalable and resilient solution including secure, uncontended bandwidth with zero jitter and packet loss.”

Nick Razey, CEO, Next Generation Data, said: “Our data centre is relied on by a rapidly increasing number of enterprise cloud users and service providers which makes the availability of high speed, highly resilient and secure network services a top priority.

“NGD is delighted to be one of the first data centres offering BT’s optical network services and is in line with our commitment to providing customers the maximum choice of low latency fibre connectivity solutions.”

NGD’s operations with BT date back to 2014, when the data centre provider was selected as BT’s first data centre PoP as part of its 21CN Next Generation Ethernet Infrastructure.

The data centre company’s growth has been documented in recent months with recent announcements around a major US international bank signing a ten-year contract and the appointment of Bill McHenry as non-executive director to help drive business amongst existing and prospective customers.

In a recent interview with Data Economy, CEO Razey highlighted the company’s future roadmap, which will see the Newport’s site expand.

Razey was also critical of negativism around Brexit, saying that the vote for the UK to leave the European Union has not had an impact in his business.

What the full interview bellow.