Telstra International opens new data centre in Woking

Telstra International has announced the opening of a new data centre in Woking.

The 10,000ft² of hosting space is to due to open in Q4 2009 and has been designed to support evolving infrastructure requirements, as customers upgrade and adapt their IT systems to make use of technologies such as virtualisation and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

It claimed that the facility will provide a wide range of managed hosting services, from managed storage to smart remote hands. Disaster recovery is delivered through resilient fibre optic cable feeds between Telstra International's other UK data centres in Cambridge and London.

Connectivity to Telstra's global Next IP network means multinational companies can benefit from a complete global solution, with access to the Telstra network and data centres in the Asia Pacific regions and the Americas.  

Telstra CEO David Thodey claimed that the UK is an operational focal point for most global enterprise companies, and the success of Telstra's international team is based on meeting their exact IT infrastructure requirements. 

He said: “We now have three data centres that are part of the labyrinth in Asia, Australia and Europe. We offer a unique combination of first-class hosting facilities, international scale and global connectivity to provide a superior experience in managed network solutions. We are well-placed to maintain our growth in the market by continuing to match and exceed our customer's needs.”

Simon Vye, CEO of Telstra International EMEA, said: “We are hosting, servicing, monitoring, managing critical services that are always on and that are monitored in a high performance environment. We believe in a differentiated service, innovation and value.”

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