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 adds Zayo to its list of connectivity providers at Manchester data centre

LDeX Group adds Zayo to its list of connectivity providers at Manchester data centre

London, United Kingdom – 10th December 2015:

Point of presence offers both company’s customers expanded capabilities and reach

LDeX Group has today announced that Zayo will be the latest connectivity provider to launch a point of presence (PoP) at its second carrier neutral data centre facility, LDeX2, in Trafford Park, Manchester.

Zayo

As a global provider of communications infrastructure, Zayo delivers high quality dark fibre, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services to customers in the enterprise and wholesale sectors. Zayo complements LDeX’s existing list of Tier 1 carriers and ISPs, which are already on-net in the facility, offering customers that require high capacity bandwidth access to key connectivity locations via diverse dark fibre routes.

Rob Garbutt, LDeX Group’s CEO, said: “This point of presence will enable LDeX2 as a carrier neutral data centre and allow its customers to connect to approximately 19,000 on-net locations across Zayo’s global network. Attracting infrastructure providers such as Zayo to the facility aligns with our strategic plans to be the best-connected data centre operator in the UK.
“Zayo is already a provider of connectivity services for customers at our first London-based colocation facility so this is a logical extension of our relationship.”

“By connecting to LDeX2, Zayo is demonstrating its commitment to working with existing customers and partners to extend our network and bring more data centres and buildings on-net,” Alastair Kane, Managing Director of the UK and Ireland said.. “It is a great opportunity to offer both company’s customers extended capabilities and services.”

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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 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 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

About Zayo

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides Communications Infrastructure services, including fibre and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 87,000-mile network in the U.S. and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centres. In addition to high-capacity dark fibre, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud services in its carrier-neutral data centres. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit zayo.com.

LDeX appoints new Group Sales Director

LDeX appoints new Group Sales Director

Fast growing London-based colocation provider LDeX, today announced the appointment of Paul Dowles as Group Sales Director.

Paul will join the LDeX Management Team with immediate effect and will be responsible for all group sales activities in the UK.

Paul has over 16 years’ experience running successful sales teams in the IP industry working in both Corporate and Wholesale, previously working for Cogent Communications, one of the largest carrier networks globally.

LDeX delivers innovative, high quality colocation solutions from its carrier neutral data centres in London and Manchester and recently announced its new Asigra BaaS platform to complement its colocation and network services.

Commenting on the appointment, Rob Garbutt, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of LDeX, said: “We are delighted that Paul is joining the LDeX Management Team at this exciting stage in the growth of our colocation and data centre business. Paul brings with him an extensive knowledge of IP networks, colocation, cloud and hosting sectors. He is a very popular member of the IP community and has built over the last 16 years an extensive network of contacts. He has a mandate to deliver on our growth agenda and ensure we provide a best in class customer experience, with leading edge solutions and services that address our customers’ business needs.”

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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 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 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 become a LINX Branded vPoP

LDeX Group become a LINX Branded vPoP

LDeX Group has today announced that it plans to enhance its connectivity services in its newly opened second Data Centre, LDeX2 in Trafford Park, Manchester, with the addition of a Branded PoP from the IXManchester Exchange operated by The London Internet Exchange (LINX).

As one of the global leaders of Internet Exchange Points (IXP), LINX, with the addition of IXManchester connecting to the LDeX2 data centre facility, will allow existing and new members alike to peer directly on IXManchester with the availability of both 1Gig and 10Gig ports.

With over 650 members from 65 different countries worldwide, LINX is the world’s largest membership association for Internet Service Providers and other major network operators. The organisation handles over 3 Terabytes per second (Tbps) of peak traffic on its public exchange alone and has over 13 Tbps of capacity on its public peering platform.

Commenting on the news, LDeX Group CEO Rob Garbutt said: “We are delighted to be working with LINX to bring IXManchester connectivity into our second and recently opened data centre thus enhancing the carrier rich eco system we are creating. Aligning the company with best in class partners such as LINX has always been a strategic priority for LDeX in delivering superior value added data centre and network services to our customers.”

Jennifer Holmes, Head of Sales at LINX says; “We are really pleased to have LDeX on board as our first branded PoP in Manchester. IXManchester is growing fast with nearly 70 members connected and peak traffic running at 26Gbps. We look forward to expanding IXManchester further as we work alongside LDeX and their customers in the future.’

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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 London and Manchester colocation 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

About The London Internet Exchange (LINX)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 650 members from 65 countries around the globe. As a mutual membership organisation, whose members make up a large part of the global internet, the London based IXP is in a unique position to make a difference for all as it’s mantra ‘Working for the Good of the Internet’ indicates. LINX continues to expand their London presence with over 11 PoPs across the capital along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC.

For more information, please visit www.linx.net or email: pr
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