The Datum Story
By Dominic Phillips, MD, Datum Datacentres Ltd
As Managing Director of Datum, I am proud of the business model we have developed and the service we bring to our clients.
Datum’s ethos was formed from the expertise and lessons we acquired as clients and operators of data centre businesses over the last 15 years. When we launched Datum, we were convinced that co-location data centre providers should offer greater transparency and peace of mind to their clients than was the norm. And to meet that objective, we knew required a premium quality build with robust operational attention and enterprise class service management at a fair price.
Our first data centre opened in January 2013 in Farnborough on the highly secure Cody Technology Park. Chosen because of its high security, strictly controlled campus, I believe the site has clear advantages over other potential locations with the additional benefit that the rapidly increasing cluster of data centres in the area is continuously attracting new connectivity and cloud providers. And being just off the M3, on a fast train line to London but just outside the M25, it offers our clients ease of access, plentiful parking with the peace of mind of being outside the higher risk London centre.
Datum FRN1 is built to a modular concept within a high build quality facility, with innovative adiabatic cooling that offers clients environmental efficiencies and the ability to support high power compute as standard. A broad choice of connectivity and cloud providers, as well as access to a wide range of specialist managed service providers fully supports our clients in their journey to cloud.
Built for service providers and enterprises
The whole Datum team is committed to building service-based relationships with our clients – and everything that we offer supports secure and resilient co-location for business critical IT.
Above and beyond our own pro-active collaborative approach, the Datum Connect partner ecosystem provides Enterprise clients with the ability to directly access services and support while Service Provider clients can more easily satisfy the demands of their clients and the client’s stakeholders by accessing our co-location as part of their offering.
Connectivity and the Cloud
All Datum clients can benefit from carrier and cloud neutral connectivity with connection times of less than a millisecond to London. What is more, Datum Cloud Connect now offers direct connectivity to AWS Direct Connect and Micorosoft Azure Express Route avoiding the potential drawbacks of connecting to the cloud through variable internet connections.
Our strategic vision is to be the leading operator of UK data centres delivering advanced performance efficiencies with superior resilience, security and service to meet the needs of business critical IT through a network of regional, environmentally intelligent, carrier neutral data centres across the UK delivering for our clients the most energy efficient co-location on the market.
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