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Ark statement on the Log4j vulnerability by Ark Data Centres, 14th December 2021

There is, understandably, widespread concern about the impact of the Log4j vulnerability (https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/apache-log4j-vulnerability). This statement is made to keep our customers informed on how this risk has been addressed and managed by Ark Data Centres and Crown Hosting Data Centres. Services that are accessible from the public Internet and that…

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Ark Data Centres and COVID-19 by Huw Owen, 10th December 2021

Latest Update: 10th December 2021 This pandemic has doubtless presented challenges but Ark remains open and effective. The Ark Team has confronted those challenges at all times mindful of our duty to carry zero tolerance for anything that risks our clients’ operations. Rest assured that the Ark Client Delivery Team will…

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Run for your life by Louise Methven, 3rd December 2021

Stood at the starting line at one of the world’s most famous Marathon routes, I couldn’t help but wonder, what on earth I’d got myself into. More to the point, whether anyone would really notice if I decided to turn around and go home – As appealing as the second…

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The forgotten art of customer service by Stuart Harrison , 29th September 2021

An awful lot of time is given in business to talking about providing the best possible customer experience, and in a digital world, that invariably means a bot doing its level best to answer a set of predetermined, commonly asked questions – I can tell you this for free, that…

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‘Outsmart, outwit, outthink, outmanoeuvre’ by Jonathan Evans, Lord Evans of Weardale by Jonathan Evans, Lord Evans of Weardale, 19th August 2021

I have been interested in cyber security since I was running MI5. We were actively looking to attack our adversaries’ systems. It didn’t take long for the penny to drop that if we could infiltrate someone else’s defences, then they could do the same to us. Fast-forward to today and…

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Longcross Press Release by Lee Harris, 20th July 2021

New Data Centre shows Ark’s commitment to deliver zero carbon data centres in the UK Longcross Park is a significant step on the journey of dynamic continuous improvement enabling organisations to meet aggressive sustainability targets Corsham, England – July 21, 2021 — Ark Data Centres is proud to announce that…

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Park Royal's Va-Va-Voom Factor by Rob Silvester, 7th July 2021

For many people, the Renault Show Room at Park Royal is a very familiar sight.  It lies just East of the Hanger Lane Gyratory system and has been home to Renault for over 100 years – This is the story of how one of the most infamous sights on the…

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'Orchestrating Union' - A guest blog by Rennie Dalrymple, Managing Director of Concert by Rennie Dalrymple, 10th March 2021

If you’re on a beach in Kenya and your phone rings, most people would agree that it’s perfectly acceptable to ignore it and continue looking at the cocktail menu.  The name flashing up on the screen however was Andy Garvin, Director of Design, Build and Operations at Ark Data Centres,…

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Guest Blog - 'How Technology can help contribute to your Carbon Net Zero Targets' by Jason Liggins - Guest Blog, 5th January 2021

The professionalism and speed at which the public sector has adapted to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic has been and continues to be impressive and inspiring. One of the many strategies employed was the rapid deployment of modular buildings. The advancements made in such manufactured facilities are astonishing and are…

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The Green Feat by Tim Coxon, 20th November 2020

Although it’s difficult to imagine a headline which doesn’t include the effects of the pandemic, you only have to go back a couple of weeks before lockdown and Climate Change was both dominating the news and gathering some serious momentum.   Cities the world over were being brought to a standstill by protestors…

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People, Pandemics and Platinum by Lindsey Sherar, 5th November 2020

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of potentially waving 3 years of hard work goodbye – and that’s precisely what happened to me, the moment lockdown was announced. Anyone who has undertaken an Investors in People (IIP) process will tell you, it’s tough and I mean, really tough. When we…

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The Data Dilemma by Roy Gibbens, 23rd October 2020

By the time you’ve read this sentence, at least half a million Google searches would have taken place. As someone who works in the data centre industry, you’d like to think I’d be pretty happy with that particular statistic. After all, so far, those very searches have led to roughly…

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Building the possible by Andy Garvin, 18th September 2020

It was Monday, March and after a long list of lockdown measures had turned the UK upside down, every major newspaper in the country had its eyes firmly fixed on construction sites – whether or not they should be kept open, the risks they may pose, as well as the…

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