Daisy lifts wraps on underground Manchester hideout

Comms and networking provider Daisy Group has poured a million pound investment in its Manchester city centre datacentre, adding more energy efficient technology to the underground facility that it claims could save it up to £25,000 a year. Daisy said the investment would enable it to increase

Comms and networking provider Daisy Group has poured a million pound investment in its Manchester city centre datacentre, adding more energy efficient technology to the underground facility that it claims could save it up to £25,000 a year.

Daisy said the investment would enable it to increase its network capacity and give a bit more oomph to its newly-launched CloudSelect computing-on-demand offering.

The former Bank of England vault that houses the datacentre is located 25 feet underground and includes a raft of top-end physical security features, including two-metre thick granite walls, a 12 tonne bomb proof door and a 60 centimetre bomb blast corridor.

It already hosts data for Daisy clients including Manchester Airports and Trinity Mirror.

"We've been hosting data for more than 12 years and have seen the market and demand for secure storage increase dramatically in that time," said Daisy corporate sales director Will Kennedy.

"The new facilities and space that we have created in our Manchester datacentre mean that we're able to open up our world-class hosting solutions to any kind of business, large or small, that reqire secure and instant access to their data and applications," he added.

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