19 June 2007
IXEurope Implements Extremely High-Powered Datacentre for Leading Massively Multiplayer Online Games Company
Europe's leading datacentre services company, in association with TeliaSonera and Rittal, has implemented a liquid cooling IXBusinesSuite™ in its Frankfurt2 IXDatacentre providing 30 KWatts per rack.
IXEurope plc (“IXEurope”, AIM: IXE), Europe's specialist datacentre services company with 14 IXDatacentres across four countries, is pleased to work with TeliaSonera and Rittal to provide a leading US Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) company a key European blade server solution to cater to the client's fastest growing market.
One of the leading consumers of blade server technology is content rich web services, most specifically, the online gaming industry. This MMOG industry seeks three key performance criteria for their servers and their clients:
- Access to stable, concentrated power in a secure environment. This infrastructure is provided by IXEurope, backed by our award winning SLA.
- Access to high performance IP networks. TeliaSonera's network is rated one of the fastest performing and most reliable in the world.
- Access to concentrated cooling for blade servers. Running in an IXEurope datacentre, Rittal's rack based Liquid Cooling Package (LCP ) fulfils this need.
Harro Beusker, IXEurope Germany General Manager says: "We knew our award winning IXDatacenters were the perfect environment for this client and we worked very closely with our partners to ensure the best possible solution.”
Vlad Ihora, TeliaSonera Gaming Company Sales Manager says: "The TeliaSonera network is strategically positioned for this market sector, with our performance, stability and professional support.”
Hans-Martin Bernhard, Rittal Sales Director says: "IXEurope is the first colocation company in the industry to install and support our 30KWatt per rack product. This is the first reference site for the Rittal LCP .”
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, connectivity services and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise and Internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company is ISO 9001:2000 certified and has over 450 customers in the enterprise, Internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Boerse, Citigroup, Rackspace and SurfControl.
IXEurope is listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market.
For further details
Guy Willner, Chief Executive Officer
Karen Bach, Chief Financial Officer
020 7689 1400
Adrian Duffield/Corinna Dorward
020 7457 2020
Forward Looking Statements
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