2023 – celebrating achievements and looking forward to new opportunities

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We have had an exciting year in 2023 and there were many highlights to celebrate.

As we approach the end of the year, we are taking a closer look at some of the accomplishments that made 2023 such a memorable year for us.

We have made great strides in 2023, marked by several accolades and successful ventures in our bid to provide innovative, resilient, secure and efficient colocation solutions to our clients. As the demand for data centres continues to increase, we remain perfectly positioned to meet the evolving needs of our clients with our ongoing construction projects at our London edge and Manchester sites; two new data centre facilities (FRN2 and MCR2) will be coming online in 2024/2025.

Embedding our multi-site processes

2023 was our first full year as the ‘Datum Group’ and we have very much enjoyed integrating our activities with our Manchester site and learning from each other. This collaborative effort has helped us to provide even better colocation solutions and new opportunities for clients.

Our ten-year anniversary

2023 marked the 10-year anniversary of the official opening of our flagship data centre (FRN1). Our vision of becoming the most energy-efficient and flexible colocation provider is what drove the founding of Datum in 2013. This anniversary milestone gave us an opportunity to reflect on where we have been and where we are going, and it inspired us to keep pushing ourselves to innovate and improve.

Megabuyte award winner

In 2023, we won the prestigious Megabuyte ‘Best Performing Company – IT Managed Services’ Emerging Stars award at the Megabuyte100 awards – our third nomination and first win. This award speaks to the hard work and dedication of our team and symbolises our outstanding performance in the data centre space.

The opening of Hall 4

The brand-new Hall 4 at FRN1 (our flagship facility in Farnborough) was opened in 2023 with 380 rack positions. This state-of-the-art data hall provides a scalable, flexible and secure environment with redundant cooling, power and connectivity solutions.

Our first GRESB rating

We received our first GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) rating of four stars in 2023. It was recognition of the hard work and dedication of the entire team in sustainably managing the operations and promoting ESG practices across our company. It showed the progress made in sustainability and validated the commitment to sustainable practices.

Successful ISO audits

All our ISO accreditations were successfully audited in 2023, displaying our adherence to industry standards and best practices. The audits affirmed our commitment to providing secure, efficient and reliable data centre solutions for businesses.

The launch of our networking event

We launched ‘Get Reconnected’, our quarterly tech business networking event in Manchester. This event brings together IT managers and industry experts to discuss the latest trends, innovations and challenges in the world of tech and, as such, it provides a platform for thought leadership and exchange of knowledge. Register here.

The start of a new year is always a good opportunity to take stock and make changes

If 2024 is likely to bring a move off premise for your company, then we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you.