Our network spans Europe and it can be relied on! Our broadband network is spread across two physical locations in London and each can operate fully without the other. Each location has redundant equipment and can withstand individual failures with no loss of service. In the event of a major network event, connections will automatically migrate to the resilient site within a few seconds.
With our two dedicated detached buildings housing state-of-the-art data centres which are privately owned based in Trafford Park, Manchester M247’s infrastructure is well established. The large and expanding 500 rack capacity which is pre-populated with high quality 47u cabinets means that there is immediate availability of cabinets from quarter rack (11u) to full rack (47u).
M247 has multiple diverse and redundant optical fibre entry points with 80 Gbps of live Internet connectivity. Resilient N+1 UPS power protection gives reassurance that any power outage will have a minimal effect.
M247 Ltd maintain a full complement of staff 24/7. Running a European network and housing thousands of servers for customers in every time zone, benefits our customers as they get access to technical support, no matter what time of the day you call.
As a site which houses mission-critical data M247's commitment to security is absolute priority. We have undertaken and successfully completed the ISO 27001 Security Standard which has involved identifying every risk to the business and the assets in it's care and treating those risks to an acceptable standard. Our audit report stated that our risk assessment was “the most thorough they had seen”. All of our Security processes are detailed within our Security Policy which combined with our Security training ensures all staff are fully aware of the Security requirements.
Price isn’t everything. We know we are competitive, but our network is not contended. We don’t “shape” your internet traffic – you know, the thing where we, as the provider, may choose that your web surfing is less important than another customers, so we make it go a little slower to give them preference. We just don’t do that. Every customer has the same priority and you can use all you pay for.
M247 has been considering the environment since it began trading in 2008 from a state of the art Manchester based data centre that is now one of Europe’s greenest and a model for many other data centres that follow its example.
Servers work most efficiently and have a lengthened life cycle in climate controlled environments which have effective temperature, humidity and dust control. Utilising an innovative system that was completely designed by in-house engineers, M247 is continually improving its PUE (Power Usage Efficiency) which on average falls significantly below 1.2 and while other data centres offset their carbon footprint by initiatives such as planting trees, M247 adopts a real world attitude that saves at least 1000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
Although primarily an American standard, we classify the M247 data centres and infrastructure as aligning to the ‘Tier 3’ or greater level, with many aspects meeting or even exceeding the top ‘Tier 4’ level.
The company’s commitment to quality is reflected in our implementation of a Quality Management System, maintained and assessed in accordance with International Standard ISO 9001: 2008. Everyone throughout the company is dedicated to maintaining and continually improving our standards and our customers’ experience through the application of the Quality System and compliance with other relevant industry norms, regulations and statutory requirements.