UK colocation startup deploys hybrid cabling system


IP House, a UK-based startup and supplier of high-performance data centre colocation services, has partnered with leading UK cabling company HellermannTyton to deploy their RapidNet hybrid cabling system throughout its London facility.

Located on the Edge of the city’s financial district and close to Canary Wharf, IP House aims to serve customers in the finance, gaming and online gambling industries, who’s businesses depend on high availability, high performance and ultra-reliable colocation services delivered in accordance with ambitious and strictly observed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

RapidNet is a British manufactured pre-terminated, pre-tested cabling infrastructure solution that enables copper and fibre cables to be terminated on the same panel, thereby saving space in data centres. Freeing up rack space for deployment of additional IT equipment is a primary concern for colocation providers such as IP House.

“The beauty of the hybrid approach is that customers can utilise fibre, copper or a combination of both to be terminated on the same 1U unit,” said David Gagel, Sales Director at HellermannTyton. “It means less space is required for connectivity infrastructure, which in turn leaves more room for customers and revenue-generating IT equipment in the data centre whitespace.”

RapidNet’s modular cassette-based design makes installation simple, fast and efficient, thereby allowing Systems Integrators and connectivity partners such as TwistedPair, who created the backbone cabling system inside the IP House data centre, to guarantee tight deployment schedules, which can in turn be built into customers SLAs.

“In today’s business environment, customers are connecting from multiple devices and applications at any one time, creating a surge in Big Data.” said Kevin Baylis, LV Technical Consultant at TwistedPair. “RapidNet allows changes to be made quickly in accordance with customers’ specific requirements and helps to future proof the data centre against rapid technological change, by utilising laser technology and improving the amount of fibre required to implement a high-speed network.”

“Both HellermannTyton technology and TwistedPair’s integration expertise have been beneficial to IP House and will form the basis of a strong future partnership.”, said Sean Hilliar, Data Centre Manager at IP House.


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