Western Power Distribution Telecoms extends fibre network to Indectron’s data centre


Western Power Distribution Telecoms  (WPDT -formerly Surf Telecoms), a leading provider of network communications services, has extended its fibre network to bring Indectron’s Shield House, a new enterprise Data Centre based in Gloucester, on-net.

WPDT has an extensive fibre network covering the geography of Western Power Distribution (the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South Wales and the South West). This network is now connected to the Indectron facility so anyone connected to WPDT or considering them as an option will be able to access Indectron through the WPDT high speed network.

Indectron‘s Shield House, is a flagship new data centre at Barnwood Gloucester designed to meet the growing demand for scalable, reliable, on-demand colocation data centre services.

The 20,000 square foot high-tech facility uses cutting edge cooling technology and heat management solutions alongside highly efficient uninterruptible power systems and other innovative technologies. Indectron has gained technical design awards for the development and the Barnwood facility is one of the most energy efficient data centres in the UK.

The two key areas that WPD Telecoms sees as critical to its strategic growth are the need to meet the growing demand for high-capacity data centre inter-connectivity and its ability to deliver capacity for international transit and backhaul, especially for trans-Atlantic business given its connectivity into South West cable landing stations.

Indectron is offering a lower cost option to co-locating a company’s infrastructure instead of the usual London or Manchester options. By using organisations like WPD, telecoms businesses can access low cost, high performance internet access with extremely high resiliency. Businesses can use a wide range of high speed local connections to Indectron which is a carrier-neutral data centre allowing customers to connect to a carrier of their choice for low latency internet access to UK ,Europe, Asia and the USA.