News

5th June 2018

Press: Datum and Next Connex partner to offer colocation clients access to Jisc’s Janet Network

Farnborough-based colocation data centre providers, Datum, have joined forces with networking firm Next Connex to provide customers with a direct link to Jisc’s Janet network.

As one of only a few UK data centres with this arrangement in place, the deal will enable Datum to service a much wider range of organisations (there are reportedly 18 million Janet users in the UK at present).

Janet is a high-speed network for the UK research and education community. A Janet Network connection gives you an extremely reliable and high bandwidth network that supports innovation, research and learning and may also provide you with access to additional Jisc services.

Through Next Connex’s private direct connection to the Janet network, Datum can offer their services to Jisc's members and customers. This direct connection provides guaranteed bandwidth that wouldn't be provided over the public internet, thereby offering a further level of assurance and security.

Currently focusing in the academic and scientific sectors, these partnerships will allow colocation providers like Datum to give their customers access to public services networks. This will not only make their customer’s lives easier, but also enable each customer, where the market is relevant, to win more business within the sector.

Of the partnership, Dominic Phillips (Datum’s Managing Director) said “Datum is delighted to be able add a further extension to the connectivity options that we offer our customers to help them meet their business objectives.”

"Due to the peering that Next Connex has agreed with Jisc, our customers can quickly obtain access to Janet through a single or a diverse link with the assurance of a private connection and not relying on the public internet with the associated potential security challenges or latency issues, nor having to build in the 60 working days needed to set up a private link.”

For more information, contact Roz Taphouse at Datum on 0845 568 0123 or visit www.datum.co.uk.

About Next Connex

Next Connex designs, builds and supports bespoke high-performance network infrastructure.

Our partnerships with independent data centres enables them to offer their customers resilient, high-quality network links to the Internet, Cloud Service Providers (like Azure and AWS) and interconnect with many other UK and International networks via a multi-site core network.

We work with some of the UK’s largest companies - and some of the smallest - in each case designing better solutions and providing critical network infrastructure to support their data communications.

Press Contact: Richard Auld, Commercial Director, 01932 955 513 richard.auld@nextconnex.com

Twitter: @NextConnex

 

About Jisc 

Jisc is the UK’s expert member organisation for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education, skills and research. Our vision is to make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

We play a pivotal role in the development, adoption and use of technology by UK universities and colleges. We support the use of technology to improve learning, teaching, the student experience and institutional efficiency, as well as more powerful research.  

At the heart of Jisc’s support is Janet – the UK’s world-class National Research and Education Network (NREN). Owned, managed and operated by Jisc, Janet comprises a secure, state-of-the-art network infrastructure spanning all four nations of the UK.  

Jisc Press office:  Press@jisc.ac.uk  | 0203 006 6056

Twitter: @Jisc

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