Top 10 Megabuyte Emerging Stars ranking
We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Best Performing Company - IT Managed Services Emerging Stars award at the upcoming 2022 Megabuyte100 awards.
The Emerging Stars awards are an independent ranking of the UK’s best-performing technology scale-ups as defined by Megabuyte’s proprietary Megabuyte Scorecard benchmarking methodology. The awards identify the UK’s 25 best performing tech scale-ups and, within that universe, individual excellence both within peer groups and overall. Companies are assessed against five financial criteria including size, growth and margins.
Megabuyte is the recognised expert on the UK technology sector and a leading source of wholly independent data and insights on UK technology and digital businesses. It analyses the financial and corporate strategy of early stage, scale-up and mid-market tech and digital companies, and provides data, insights and expert analyst opinion.
The announcement that we had been shortlisted for this award came at a time of significant developments at Datum. We have come a long way since our flagship colocation data centre (FRN1) was designed and built in 2013, and our development is gaining momentum. FRN1 was designed to be easily scalable up to 1,200 footprints over four halls. Hall 1 was completed in 2013 and Hall 2 in 2015 (which doubled our capacity). The growth continued in 2020 with the addition of Hall 3, built out for an anchor tenant. Hall 4 will be completed in 2022.
Then, in September 2021, Datum was acquired by UBS Asset Management, a move that has given further impetus to our expansion plans, so this year will see the construction of an entirely new facility (FRN2), link-detached to FRN1 and providing a further 1,200 footprints. All our data halls will provide an average power density of 3.5kW/footprint, capability to deliver high density compute of up to 30kW/footprint, and Tier 3+ resilience. And, in light of our commitment to environmental efficiency, we use energy efficient adiabatic cooling, and energy from renewable sources with full carbon offsetting throughout our facilities.
Datum’s impressive and steady growth trajectory has attracted the attention of Megabuyte’s analysts before now – Datum was shortlisted for the ‘Best Performing Company (Data Centre & Hosting Services’ award in the 2019. Then, in 2021, having been included in the SME 100 Growth Index (a listing of fast-rising SMEs in the Thames Valley region published by The Business Magazine), Datum was shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘SME 100 Growth Award (under £10m)’ award.
Datum’s successful colocation formula combines state-of-the-art facilities offering superior security and resilience with exceptional client service. To ensure the continuation of superior levels of client service as we grow (support that is tailored to the specific needs of each client) we recently announced the expansion of our service management team, which is so pivotal to our service-enhanced colocation.
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