The increasing amount of Manchester based companies requiring high capacity data transfer can now benefit from a brand new European data link.
In what represents a major step forward in upgrading our service and making data transfers more resilient, our Manchester based internet connectivity company GlobalAXS Communications, a division of M247, has just announced that it has established a high capacity, 10,000Mbps., dedicated link between our Manchester datacentre and the massive Amsterdam Internet Exchange Point.
Technical Director Chris Byrd says “Until now, the entire UK was heavily dependent on London for its internet connectivity but this new link will fully by-passes the Capital giving both commercial and consumer internet users a choice”.
Amsterdam ranks second highest density of interconnecting Internet Service Providers in Europe; London still ranking top of the pile and since Manchester ranks second in the UK, the new link between Manchester and Amsterdam greatly improves the “safety” of data exchange. Should London fail for whatever disastrous reason, such as fire or flood or terrorist attack, the new link will mean that data transfer can now take a new route.
Like many technology improvements these days, this link, though it’s of a high National strategic importance, will be completely transparent to the user and even if London was ever unable to supply internet connectivity, the new GlobalAXS Communications link alone is capable of ensuring that private and internet data communications will be maintained between the UK and the whole of Europe.
GlobalAXS Communications is one of the very few internet connectivity companies who can offer resiliency to this high level and the new link complements its high capacity European backbone network encompassing Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Prague and Milan.
Byrd says “GlobalAXS Communications can offer this London–independent connectivity in any Manchester datacentre or any other building within a 20km radius of our own datacentre in Trafford Park. We anticipate that Manchester users who transfer large amounts of data, such as media companies, government departments, law companies and the like, will see real benefits”.