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Datum Datacentres builds on its success


Additional data centre hall at FRN1 now under way

FARNBOROUGH 24 November 2014: Datum Datacentres, the Farnborough-based business-critical co-location data centre provider, is delighted to announce that they have commenced the build-out of an additional 250 rack hall after a hugely successful 2014.

Hall view
Hall view

Launched in 2013, Datum now has an impressive client list co-located within FRN1. Over 30 organisations from both the private and public sector  are represented serving vertical markets from Finance and Insurance through IT Security Services and Defence. Datum is also the trusted partner of several companies from the FTSE 250 and Fortune 500.

Datum's MD, Dominic Phillips, notes: "We are delighted that so many prestigious organisations have validated our offering by selecting us as their co-location provider. When we launched Datum, we were determined to provide a stand-out service that would truly support our clients' business. Whilst to some, co-location may be viewed as a commodity,  our clients understand the fundamental value that a properly managed, premium build, client-focused operation can bring to their organisation. The full package of enhanced security, resilience to 2N backed by 100% uptime SLA, carrier- and cloud- neutral connectivity, and environmental efficiency - all delivered with enterprise-class service management - is hard to equal in the co-location market. Launching any business from a standing start can be a huge challenge and it is thanks to the team that we have secured Datum's position as a premium provider in the UK co-location market."

Datum's client set includes businesses who are long-term users of co-location, some looking on behalf of clients and some seeking to place their own infrastructure in a reliable third-party data centre, as well as organisations seeking additional disaster recovery solutions and companies who have never before outsourced their data centre. Each company approaches the selection process in a different way and each one places different weightings on the various elements that make up the offering. Datum's flexible approach and business outcome focus has helped every client to have access to the co-location service that they need, with pricing and contracts that deliver a package that makes more commercial sense than doing it themselves.

Dominic continues: "Datum specialises in doing one thing and doing it well. We do not compete with our clients but provide a specialist, professional service that delivers a secure cloud-connected foundation for their business. For organisations looking for additional support and services to achieve their objectives we offer the Datum Cloud Hub as a practical and proven way for them to directly access expertise through a network of market leading providers of IT services and cloud providers."

To see the Datum facility for yourself, call 0845 568 0123 to book a data centre tour, or for more information about the Datum offering, visit

About Datum
Datum provides leading-edge carrier and cloud neutral co-location data centres to enterprises and service providers. As part of the Attenda IT Services group, delivering always-on availability, robust security and enterprise class service is hard wired into our operations. Our data centres are trusted as secure environments for content, data and business critical IT to connect with a neutral choice of networks and cloud service providers.

Datum FRN1 has capacity for more than 1,000 co-location racks within a high security campus in Farnborough, which is fast developing as a strategic London-edge data centre hub. The facility incorporates a pressurised free-air cooling design that delivers enhanced environmental efficiencies and supports high density computing to 30kW per rack as standard. Always on availability is supported by resilience in both design and operations underwritten by a 100% uptime SLA with helpdesk and remote hands services which are available 24x365.

Press Contact:
Lexie Gower
T: 0845 5680123