It’s been a busy few months at LDeX as we’ve worked to position the business to support our customers’ future requirements. Access to the services of the hyper cloud vendors – Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud – is becoming a key part of any digital strategy and we want to ensure that our customers can access those services so they can innovate and grow.
As a result LDeX has become part of iomart Group plc, one of the country’s leading providers of managed cloud services and a company that is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (IOM: AIM). This is an important step forward for us. As part of a much larger organisation LDeX has the financial strength, stability and wider expertise to support our customers in the years ahead.
LDeX is committed to delivering the level of service that our customers have come to value. Our commitment to reliability, resourcefulness and personability remains and is strengthened because of the ability that iomart gives us to offer a much wider portfolio of cloud services.
As Mark Sedgley, Group Sales Manager for LDeX, explains: “We’ve built a reputation as one of the most dependable providers of carrier neutral, premium colocation space in both London and Manchester. Our goal is to offer our clients the ultimate hosting environment for their colocation deployments, underpinned by an impressive portfolio of connectivity services.
“Joining the iomart Group has come at an ideal time in our journey and will enable us to offer a complementary product set to our customers. We very much look forward to working with our iomart colleagues and are excited about what the future holds.”
We have today changed our company branding to reflect this.
If you would like to know more about our parent company iomart please visit www.iomart.com
At LDeX, our customers are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we’ve officially launched a new break out space for clients in both of our London and Manchester data centres.
These new areas offer clients the chance to work remotely and take advantage of our high-speed Wi-Fi, whilst also providing a space to kick back and relax.
Each break out space features individual hot desks, comfy sofas and a TV to watch and stream content from laptops, tablets or any other mobile devices. As part of this, we’re also offering a free host of refreshments and snacks.
As ever, our dedicated team will also be on hand to deal with any of your needs or queries.
Rob Garbutt, CEO at LDeX Group said: “We’d like to encourage more customers to become a part of daily life at LDeX. The space offers a chance for our clients to work without distraction away from their offices and dip into our team’s expertise whenever they need it.
“We’d like every client to take advantage of these spaces and hope that these facilities will further strengthen our relationships with our ever-expanding pool of customers.”
Colocation and data centre provider, LDeX Group, has appointed Richard Webster to the role of group commercial director as part of its continued growth strategy.
Richard joins LDeX with 20 years’ experience having held senior sales positions at the likes of BT and Telecity Group PLC, and most recently global colocation provider Equinix. In these previous roles, Richard was responsible for developing recurring revenue from a range of customers, from start-ups and SMEs to large enterprises.
In his new role as commercial director, Richard will be leading the sales team, ensuring that the current level of customer service is maintained for existing clients, while building on the company’s recent successes in securing new contract wins.
Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “LDeX has experienced impressive growth over the last few years and established itself as a major player in the market. I am looking forward to developing existing customer relationships, both in the UK and beyond, and relishing the task of building the company’s client portfolio.”
Rob Garbutt, CEO at LDeX, said: “Not only has Richard demonstrated clear dedication and ambition throughout his career, he also shares our values for quality and customer service. With Richard’s impressive track record and sound industry knowledge, I am confident that he has the tools to help us deliver on our plans for further expansion.”
Manchester-based data centre and colocation provider LDeX Group recorded its best quarter ever in Q4 2016.
Following a string of major contract wins across both the Manchester and London sites, the business brought in an additional £2million of contracted revenue over the last three months of the year.
As a result of this success, the company has begun a major expansion at its London facility, LDeX1, increasing the power availability by 1MW to accommodate these new customers and meet current customer demand.
Rob Garbutt, CEO at LDeX said: “2016 was a brilliant year for the business. We are proud to have made the move to Manchester and built such a strong portfolio of customers here already. To finish the year with a record quarter was the icing on the cake and this is testament to our skilled and hard-working team who continually strive to provide the best service for our customers.
“Having already expanded our data centre in Manchester, the London site expansion is the next step in our growth strategy. We are already on track to meet our financial targets this year and the results from the last few months are certainly motivation to continue in the same way. Despite the Manchester weather, 2017 looks bright already.”
Colocation data centre provider LDeX Group has doubled its capacity at its LDeX2 data centre campus in Trafford Park, following continued growth and an uptick in customer demand.
The new 20,000 sq. ft. site, next door to LDeX’s current data centre, will house network carriers and global Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), with customers benefitting from support by expert technicians 365 days a year. The state-of-the-art facility will also offer best-in-class carrier neutral colocation, network connectivity and streaming media satellite services to a large array of clients in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Rob Garbutt CEO of LDeX Group, said: “Doubling capacity within a year is a great achievement and I’m proud to say we’ve hit this goal significantly quicker than we anticipated. I put it down to our fantastic team offering outstanding customer service to our customers in many different time zones with often complex problems that we are able to resolve.”
“We have gone from strength to strength since we established in 2011 and this expansion underlines the fact that there is real demand for colocation and data centre services in the region. I’m looking forward to providing great service to even more organisations in the North West and beyond.”
LDeX Group owners Rob Garbutt and Patrick Doyle founded the company in London following the successful sale of their previous organisation, Manchester-based UK Grid Group, to Telecity Group plc in September 2011. Inspired by the region’s burgeoning technology scene and armed with a wealth of knowledge of the local data centre market, the pair opened LDeX’s first Manchester-based data centre in July last year.
Garbutt continued: “We know all about Manchester’s rich history in innovation and the substantial talent pool. We were confident we’d find success here – just like we did with UK Grid – and we’ve been working incredibly hard since we opened our first Manchester data centre just over a year ago.
“As a company that also operates in London, we are incredibly optimistic about the potential of the northern economies. We fully support the Northern Powerhouse initiative, but it’s time to stop the rhetoric and focus instead on action. We hope our investment here acts as a ringing endorsement for the region’s technology credentials.”
About LDeX Group
Trading since 2007, the LDeX Group and its subsidiary companies have become a well-respected and trusted brand in delivering mission critical data centres and global reach low latency connectivity solutions to businesses around the world.
The LDeX Group, led by a well-seasoned management team with 30+ years of experience in the data centre and network sectors is a well-established and profitable organisation that is cash generative with year on year double digit growth in both revenues and EBITDA.
The Group is customer service focused with emphasis on high availability and 100% uptime to meet the needs of our customers hosting mission critical applications, services, and network solutions.
The LDeX Group is proud of its trading ethics and to be a 100% carbon neutral business.
In 2014 and 2015 the LDeX Group has been ranked in the Deloitte Fast 50 Tech track as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies.
London, United Kingdom – 4th February 2016:
LDeX Group has today announced that Cogent Communications is to become the latest connectivity provider to launch a point of presence (PoP) at its second carrier neutral datacentre facility, LDeX2, in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester.
As one of the world’s largest Internet Service Providers, Cogent delivers high quality Internet access, Ethernet transport, and colocation services to Enterprise and NetCentric customers. Cogent complements LDeX’s existing list of tier 1 carriers and ISPs which already have PoPs in LDeX2 offering customers access to connectivity providers over diverse fibre paths.
Commenting on the news, Rob Garbutt, LDeX Group CEO, said: “This point of presence will enable LDeX2 as a 3MVA datacentre facility to be connected to over 2125 on-net locations giving clients in the region a sizable scope for network reach while at the same time further increasing Cogent’s datacentre footprint in the United Kingdom. Attracting ISPs such as Cogent to the new site aligns with our strategic plans to be the best connected datacentre operator in the UK”.
He added: “This further enhances our relationship with Cogent which already provides top tier connectivity services to customers at LDeX1, our London based colocation facility.”
Lizzi Long, Group Sales Manager, LDeX Group, [email protected], +44 (0)845 370 3510
About LDeX Group
LDeX Group is an independent national datacentre and colocation operator providing best in class colocation, network connectivity and satellite services to an array of customers across the globe.
The company owns, operates and manages its facilities, providing Manchester and London colocation, Backup-as-a-Service and network services to a range of industry sectors to protect the availability of data, applications, ecommerce and online presence.
For further information, please visit the website: www.ldexgroup.co.uk