New four-node ‘super-core’ network to meet increasing customer bandwidth demands; extra capacity handles 3x increase in data traffic during first week of Games
London, 9th August 2012
Exponential-e Ltd, one of the UK’s most innovative technology providers announced today that it has upgraded its network to deliver 100 gigabits per second (100Gig) connectivity to its customer base. The new network has been built around four major nodes housed in Carrier Neutral Hotels (CNHs) – two in Docklands and two in the City of London – which form a robust, low-jitter and latency, high-performance network ‘super-core’.
In order to ensure zero disruption to Exponential-e’s customers, the upgrade has been been performed outside of core business hours over the past 12 months. Having seen a major spike in data traffic on its network around the broadcast of the Royal Wedding last year, Exponential-e’s upgrade was timetabled to allow its 1200 customers and partners to deal with the huge predicted spike in traffic during the sporting events in London this Summer.
Lee Wade, CEO, Exponential-e commented: “Upgrading our network to 100Gig will play a key role in allowing us to deliver the next generation of highly demanding IT solutions for our customers. Whether it is high-speed connectivity into BATS Chi-X for our financial services customers, cloud access to Amazon Web Services, or delivering live broadcast footage during the Summer of sport, our network will be the key enabler in all of these solutions. Rather than looking at where our customers’ businesses will be in one or two years we have taken a longer-term view and designed this network upgrade to ensure we are at least five years ahead of the data-growth curve.”
Chris Christou, Head of Engineering, Exponential-e added: “Capacity and latency are huge considerations for organisations; our new network core in London provides the best possible performance levels for our customers around the country as well as those using our transatlantic links, which connect into two of the new 100Gig nodes. During the first week of the games this summer we have seen a threefold increase in network traffic which our upgraded network has handled easily, ensuring our customers see no degradation in service throughout this period.”
Founded in 2002, Exponential-e is one of the few technology enablers with a Layer 2, Virtual Private LAN Service, (VPLS) network. The business-only network is used to deliver managed services including cloud, connectivity and unified communications. As one of the UK’s most innovative technology companies, Exponential-e designed the first ever VPLS network in Europe and brought to market the first wired internet traffic management application.
Its powerful 100GigE next generation infrastructure means that, once connected, customers gain access to their own private cloud of business services. Today, Exponential-e employs almost 200 staff and works with over 1200 blue chip corporate clients from industries including Media, Technology, Finance, Public Sector, Insurance, Leisure and Professional Services.
We have an extensive channel programme with over 300 channel partners including Carriers, Systems Integrators, Referral Partners and Value Added Resellers.
The company holds a number of awards including the Times Tech Track 100 in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2012 it was listed 67th on the Real Business Hot100 list of the UK’s most profitable privately owned businesses and finalist in the UK Customer Experience Awards. The company also holds Dun & Bradstreet’s coveted No.1 credit status. www.exponential-e.com Twitter: @exponential_e.
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