I went to visit them a couple of weeks back. Facility is good (owned building, pretty much custom build out, physically secure), pricing is *great*, location is ideal for driving to (right next to the derby ground and very little traffic (except match days)). They have plenty of capacity available (30+ racks avail now and a second hall being built out).
The downsides? No 24/7 onsite engineer (out of hours, on-site access is available 'within 1 hour') and they only carry Kingston from the facility itself with everything else coming in from exchangepoint london and telecity. Also though there's just the single generator and grid feed at this point.
I was only assessing them for a DR solution, for which they seem more than capable. For more critical items you'd probably need to look closer and do your own cost/benefit on them.
All of the above is based on a 30 minute tour/meeting, from memory and without actually having any equipment housed there... So double check everything I said too
Last edited by PipeTen; 02-25-2008 at 08:52 AM.
Reason: clarified remote hands being 'available' but no 'onsite' 24/7
Single sub-station, multiple (3 I believe) generators. Upgrading to gig between Derby & London I'm told.
It was explained to me as generator (no S) and I wasn't allowed to see it on my visit (it's out the back). The PDF says however: "The 3x 800kVA Generator (N+1) backs up the UPS in the unlikely
event of a prolonged mains power failure. The generator is
diesel driven and there are contracts in place with suppliers to
make sure the generator keeps going." which says generator (again no S but also 3x)...