In September 2022, we announced our acquisition of Teledata UK, a colocation data centre in Manchester. This represents our first bolt-on regional acquisition part of our regional expansion strategy.
The Manchester/North-West area is the second largest economic area in the UK and an ideal location for Datum’s regional expansion. The addition of this second site to Datum’s portfolio, as well as basic network services and a cloud platform, will enhance the company’s market credibility and provide cross-selling opportunities.
Market consolidation has meant that Teledata is one of the few remaining independent colocation providers in the region and it has developed a solid reputation. Its current facility is fully utilised and there is an immediate opportunity to expand into an adjacent building on the site, which will give Datum Datacentres a unique position in the currently underserved market.
Established in 2004, Teledata is an award-winning ISO27001 accredited data centre based in Manchester. Providing premium colocation, cloud hosting and data centre services to businesses across the UK, Teledata delivers the highest levels of service and support, putting people at the heart of its technology to build secure, resilient solutions that are designed to help optimise business performance and growth.
Teledata is proud to be one of the most well-connected and protected data centres in the UK having invested over £1 million into a Security and Operations Control Centre which makes Teledata the only data centre in the world with an NSI Gold Approved BS5979 security centre on-site.
In 2016 Teledata entered the cloud marketplace through its acquisition of 1st Easy and in 2019 made a six-figure investment into its own cloud platform – CloudActiv. Built on VMware vSAN stretched cluster technology, CloudActiv is an active-active cloud solution that provides constant, sub-millisecond replication between two identical platforms in two separate UK locations to deliver instant disaster recovery as standard.
As a responsible data centre provider, Teledata has taken a number of steps to monitor and reduce the amount of energy used in line with Manchester’s pledge to become a carbon neutral city by 2038. The firm has invested over £2 million into energy efficiencies and in 2019 became the first colocation facility in the UK to join the smart grid with battery storage, as part of a project to improve environmental efficiencies with low loss transformer and voltage optimisation. This project helped to boost the resilience of the facility by improving the shelf life of equipment, while reducing unnecessary energy waste and optimising the incoming power supply.
In 2020 Teledata won the Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year award at the prestigious Data Centre Solutions (DCS) Awards.
Teledata’s team works towards one, simple goal: to bring people and technology together, and power businesses forward – responsibly.
To find out more about Teledata’s solutions and services, you can visit the website here.