Starcom offers a range of managed services, cloud services, back up, disaster recovery and consultancy services, predominantly from its Edinburgh based data centre but also from key facilities in London and Manchester. Following a recent merger with K3 Hosting, Starcom needed to accommodate an expanded customer base while also supporting its continued organic growth. This required Starcom to boost the capacity of its network interconnects between its three core data centres to meet growing demands from both new and existing customers.
After an in-depth consultation with SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ network experts, Starcom opted for a 10Gbps optical ring between its Edinburgh data centre and its core facilities in London and Manchester, both of which are now connected with SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ high speed and ultra resilient optical networking service, LightNow.
‘SSE Enterprise Telecoms has enabled us to improve efficiency and cost effectively increase the capacity of our backhaul network, but most importantly it has given us the peace of mind that comes from a truly resilient and diverse network circuit,’ said Craig Bright, IT infrastructure manager at Starcom. ‘Our customers will now benefit from improved disaster recovery and high availability services, which were the fundamental business drivers for the project.’