Introducing London Dedicated Servers: Low-Latency Connectivity to Europe and Beyond
ServerMania is excited to announce the addition of a new London data center to our global lineup of locations. The London facility is our second European location and eighth facility overall. London is among the world’s best-connected cities. As a major business and technology hub, the UK’s capital city offers some of the most advanced data centers in the world and low-latency connectivity to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
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Why Host Dedicated Servers in London?
Our newest data center is located just three and a half miles from central London, a major hub of the finance and technology industry. The location offers low-latency connectivity to one of the largest financial markets in the world, as well as the rest of the UK and Europe. London is also the preferred hub for businesses looking to reach Africa and the Middle East, making this location ideal for businesses that would like to experience the robust infrastructure of London, while still being able to reach emerging countries as well.
Connectivity to Financial Markets
London is home to the second-largest global financial center — New York is only slightly larger. It also boasts excellent low-latency connectivity to several other top-ten financial centers, including Frankfurt and Zurich.
London has an innovative and globally significant tech economy, with many insurtech, fintech, AI, cleantech, and services businesses based in the city.
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Separation From the European Union
It’s pretty hard to avoid the news that later this year, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union. The EU takes a proactive approach to regulation, especially towards non-European companies that offer services to EU citizens. When Brexit is complete, the UK will be outside the EU, but perfectly placed to host data and services for European users.
This political change may benefit businesses looking to host servers in Europe without having to potentially comply with EU data residency regulations.
Low-Latency Connectivity to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
With a financial and technology industry that accounts for a significant portion of its GDP, the UK economy depends on network connectivity to markets throughout the world, making London one of the most richly connected cities on the planet.
In addition to excellent low-latency network links to European hubs, London is connected to the US via several transatlantic fiber cables, including the new Hibernia Express, which has a design capacity of 53 Tbit/s and latencies of less than 60 milliseconds from New York to London.
High Bandwidth Options
The new ServerMania data center offers low-latency high-bandwidth connectivity with multiple redundant bandwidth providers. We chose this data center, in part, because of the flexibility of its bandwidth offerings. ServerMania customers with London dedicated servers can offer their clients high-bandwidth connectivity with 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, or 20 Gbps unmetered connections at a competitive price.
The carrier-neutral data center peers with multiple Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers. There are over a dozen carriers, including:
- Cogent Communications
- BT Openreach
With peering relationships at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) and IX Manchester, dark-fiber connectivity to multiple providers, and direct network connections to data centers throughout the UK, the facility offers London dedicated server hosting clients fast, reliable, redundant connections throughout the UK and Europe.
N + N Power
The data center is powered by a dedicated substation connected to the municipal supply. All server racks are connected to a redundant N + N uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system backed up by N + 1 diesel generators with enough fuel to run the data center for one week.
In practical terms, this means power interruptions are unlikely in the extreme. London has a highly reliable power network. Blackouts are rare and brownouts even rarer. But, if an outage occurs, the data center will continue to operate and server power won’t be interrupted.
Power from the UK’s National Grid enters the building and is fed through uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). Each server rack is supplied via two independent power distribution units on separate UPS banks. Servers will remain unaffected even if an entire bank of power supplies fails.
In the unlikely event of an outage, the UPS system can power all servers and air conditioning units until the generator takes over.
As a primary hosting location for fintech businesses and others with sensitive data, our London location takes security very seriously. An 8-foot fence surrounds the building and an electronic gate controls access to the car park. Security teams and electronic security measures monitor visitors and track their activity. Internal and external security cameras cover the building. Biometric scanners with facial recognition protect critical security areas, and accredited security guards patrol around the clock.
The data center’s security systems exceed the requirements of security standards that include PCI-DSS and ISO27001, as well as regulations from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and other UK standards bodies.
Deploy A London Dedicated Server Today
ServerMania London dedicated servers are available for deployment today. If your business needs one or more dedicated servers with low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity throughout Europe, contact our server hosting team for a free initial consultation today.