UK Home Secretary Theresa May Opens New Data Centre
UK Home Secretary Theresa May has officially opened an extension to a data centre in her Maidenhead constituency.
The data centre is owned and operated by Iomart Group (AIM:IOM), one of the UK and Europe’s leading cloud companies. Iomart made this announcement today, June 9.
Mrs. May was given a guided tour of the new facility, which features the first major deployment of Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) and Bi Directional (BiDi) Transmission technology.
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The data centre will ultimately house up to 30,000 physical and as many as 500,000 virtual servers, and the technology underpinning it takes Iomart into the new position of being able to dynamically configure its entire data centre estate as per its customers’ requirements.
It was the first time the Home Secretary had been inside a data centre and she said she was impressed by what she saw.
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“Data centres are an important part of the global economy, so I’m delighted to be opening this new facility for Iomart. The technology on show is impressive and will allow businesses to be better connected than ever,” said Theresa May.
Iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is one of the UK’s leading providers of mission-critical cloud and managed hosting services.