New break out areas open to all clients

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.”

LDeX bolsters senior team with new appointment

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.”

Record quarter for LDeX

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.”

LDeX Group doubles capacity in Manchester

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.”

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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.

Cogent Communications to launch strategic point of presence (PoP) at LDeX2

Cogent Communications to launch strategic point of presence (PoP) at LDeX2

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.”

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Press contact:
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

LDeX Group Forms Partnership with Asigra to Add Backup-as-a-Service to its portfolio of services

LDeX Group Forms Partnership with Asigra to Add Backup-as-a-Service to its portfolio of services

LDeX Group Partners with Asigra for BaaS Cloud Platform

London, United Kingdom – 21st January 2016

LDeX Group has today announced the launch of its Backup-as-a-Service platform powered by Asigra’s converged data protection platform. Asigra Cloud Backup™ software is the industry’s leading cloud-based data recovery software with over one million installations worldwide. The software is built for reliable, efficient operation and easily integrates with public, private, and hybrid cloud architectures.

Asigra’s agentless architecture provides for simple, secure deployment and hands-free management while delivering advanced features, including global de-duplication, automated mass deployment, autonomic healing, and validation restore capabilities.

Rob Garbutt, LDeX Group’s CEO, said: “Asigra was a natural choice of BaaS software which complements our data centre and connectivity customer requirements as well as opening up new markets to us. Proliferation of mobile and cloud-based IT makes it increasingly difficult for our customers to protect and ensure the recovery of important data. Asigra overcomes these challenges.”

According to research by IDC, the digital universe is expanding at the phenomenal rate of 40 percent a year into the next decade. With data doubling in size globally every two years, IDC expects that by 2020, the data created and copied annually will reach 44 trillion gigabytes (44 zetabytes). In this environment, organizations face growing needs to protect their information across physical, virtual, cloud and mobile computing environments.

“With a data protection solution as comprehensive as Asigra Cloud Backup, we can help our partners address the challenges of protecting data whether it resides in the data centre or is born in SaaS-based office productivity suites such as Office 365,“ said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “We are pleased to welcome LDeX Group to our global partner ecosystem and look forward to collaborating with their team to support the deployment of their Backup-as-a-Service offering across the UK.”

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Press contact:
Paul Dowles, Group Sales Director, LDeX Group, [email protected]xgroup.co.uk +44 (0)845 370 3510

About LDeX Group

LDeX Group is an independent national carrier neutral 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 facilities in both London and Manchester, providing colocation, network services and Backup-as-a-Service 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

About Asigra

Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to recover their data now from anywhere through a global network of partners who deliver cloud backup and recovery services as public, private and/or hybrid deployments. As the industry’s first enterprise-class agentless cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS- and IaaS-based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository, and provides 100 percent recovery assurance. Asigra’s revolutionary patent-pending Recovery License Model provides organizations with a cost-effective data-recovery business model unlike any other offered in the storage market. Asigra has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor and has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. More information on Asigra can be found at www.asigra.com.

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