Node4, the Cloud, Data Centre and Communications solutions provider, today announces that BT Wholesale has provided Datacentre Access capabilities at both its Derby and Wakefield data centres, as part of its national Wholesale Ethernet portfolio. Node4 is one of the latest companies chosen for the deployment as part of BT Wholesale’s plans to roll out its extensive Ethernet network across more than 50 data centre locations in the UK.
The partnership allows Node4 to add further high-performance, high-resilience and secure connectivity to its portfolio. This brings extensive benefits for Node4’s customers seeking to simplify their operations and reduce their costs, all while trying to increase bandwidth and storage to support applications such as HD and 4K video and graphics.
For Node4’s channel partners it brings the benefit of connectivity between their sites and Node4 to enhance the services they provide to their customers who need to access solutions in the cloud.
Aaron Tebutt, Vendor Manager, Node4 comments: “Our partnership with BT Wholesale is really exciting. Node4’s data centres are two of only a small number to offer this outside of London, and will prove hugely valuable for helping our customers to deliver to cloud services, storage, hosted communications and more at a fraction of the cost.”
Paul Beacham, General Manager Data Portfolio Management, BT Wholesale said: “There’s been a huge increase in the need for enhanced services and connectivity between data centres in the UK. BT is able to provide high bandwidth, resilient connectivity services into critical data centre locations to dramatically reduce lead-times compared with traditional fibre access solutions. As a result, we’ve significantly expanded our reach into key data centres across the UK, including at Node4, to ensure we meet the business needs of our wholesale customers.”
Node4 is a UK-based Cloud, Data Centre and Communications solutions provider that is dedicated to serving its customers to ensure that they benefit from the most effective and flexible application of technology. Since 2004 Node4 has achieved great success and growth based on its focused customer service, market leading customer retention and comprehensive service offering.
Node4 has designed, built, manages and owns:
- Three state-of-the-art data centres located in Derby, Leeds, and Northampton, (and has dedicated space in a Slough Data Centre).
- A highly-resilient MPLS core fibre network (DWDM, with points of presence in Manchester and London and interconnects to major UK carriers), and a high-capacity, high-quality SIP trunking solution
- A broad portfolio of industry-leading, enterprise-grade cloud storage virtualisation, storage, security, collaboration/UC, and backup solutions
As Node4 owns all of its infrastructure, end-to-end, it can offer its services with industry-leading SLAs to deliver ‘The Five Cs’ of Node4’s core offering: Cloud, Colocation, Connectivity, Collaboration and Continuity, (as well as a range of additional IT Consulting services).
Node4 has offices in Reading, Nottingham, and London.
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2017, BT Group’s reported revenue was £24,062m with reported profit before taxation of £2,354m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
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