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Virgin Media Claims UK 100G First

LONDON -- Data centre operator Redstation will soon be the first UK data centre to begin offering its customers data speeds of up to 100Gbps thanks to a new high capacity network from Virgin Media Business. The network will be rolled out at Redstation’s two data centres in Hampshire over the next six months, extending Redstation’s core network and offering its customers unprecedented data speeds. Redstation is the first UK customer to sign up for the diverse 100Gbps wavelength service. With more bandwidth Redstation will be able to support its data-hungry customers with greater capacity and differentiate itself from the competition. Founded in 1998, Redstation owns and operates two data centres in Gosport, Hampshire, and one in Docklands, London. It manages thousands of servers, hosting thousands of critical websites, email accounts and other applications for clients in more than 100 countries. Server virtualisation, cloud computing, big data and the convergence of storage and data networks have resulted in its customers demanding more data to be carried around at faster speeds, meaning that Redstation required more and more network bandwidth to meet demand. Redstation's Hampshire data centres will be connected up via Virgin Media Business’ 100Gbps high capacity wavelength service. With the extra bandwidth, Redstation will soon be able to offer its customers the ability to transfer data at least twice the speed of a typical point-to-point connection offered by most data centres. The network’s bandwidth also enables Redstation to avoid data bottlenecks when traffic is at its peak, meaning that customers don’t need to worry about downtime or temporarily losing access to their data. Virgin Media Business Ltd.
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