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Sport Relief 2018 by Max Pace, 13th March 2018

Here at Ark we never shy away from a challenge – particularly when it is for such an amazing cause. After the big success of our last fundraising efforts we are preparing our arms, legs and lungs for a mighty Ironman challenge. Even if we don’t usually need any motivation…

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Cool things happening at Ark’s new hyperscale data centres by Max Pace, 2nd March 2018

London, England – March 5, 2018 – Ark Data Centres, announced they will be adding further data centres to their existing portfolio, which will deploy indirect air cooling. These new facilities will be available to Ark’s existing client base, their Crown Hosting joint venture and new prospective clients. Steve Webb…

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UK Council’s Digital Facelift Leads To Significant Savings by Ark Data Centres, 20th November 2017

Derby City Council confirms 60% savings on its data centre provision since move to Crown Hosting Services Framework In line with the UK Government’s Cloud First policy to help drive efficiencies and provide better services for the public, Derby City Council has confirmed a 60% saving on its data centre…

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Crown Hosting – A Surprising Government Shared Service Story by Ark Data Centres, 15th September 2017

The UK government has developed a number of shared services over the years where the model is a joint venture between a private sector provider and the government itself. Generally, the government retains a minority stake in the venture, but relies on the private partner for expertise and operational management.…

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Ark To Take On Epic 100 Mile Ride For Charity by Ark Data Centres, 14th August 2017

2 great causes. 50 heroic riders. 100 gruelling miles. There will be 50 riders from Ark Data Centres, and their supply chain partners, cycling an epic 100 miles to raise money for two charities, both of which hold very special and personal meanings to us all: Cancer Research UK and…

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Data is the new global oil economy by Ark Data Centres, 24th July 2017

Data will be to this century what oil was to the last, according to what is a compelling article published in the Economist recently. Discussing how flows of data have created new infrastructure, businesses, monopolies, politics – and crucially – new economics, the piece rightly acknowledges data as the new…

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SSE Enterprise Telecoms continues UK-wide expansion as it brings Ark Data Centres’ Spring Park on-net by Ark Data Centres, 4th May 2017

SSE Enterprise Telecoms – the UK’s leading provider of network infrastructure services, and part of the SSE Group – have announced the addition of two new facilities to its expanding UK fibre network: Ark Data Centres’ Spring Park and iomart Glasgow. Both data centres benefit from diverse routes and will…

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A Data Centre Is No Longer A Business Resource – It Is The Business by Ark Data Centres, 10th April 2017

The 90’s was consumed with the launch and evolution of new technologies. For the average business owner, it was a time to learn about IT and how it could enhance the way you run your business. The 21st century, however, is playing an entirely different ball game. Today, IT in…

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Modern Day Companies Need To Be Prepared For Crises – Just Like Ark by Ark Data Centres, 5th April 2017

If a crisis strikes your business, are you prepared for how to handle it? This is a fundamental question relating to the modern day commercial world. Another, perhaps more pertinent question, might be: If a crisis strikes a business which is integral to your own, is there a plan in…

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Cloud Expansion Needs First Class Data Centres by Ark Data Centres, 21st December 2016

The importance of the relationship between data centres and the Cloud has been underlined with the announcement that IBM – with the help of Ark Data Centres – is to expand its Cloud-based services in the UK. IBM will be tripling its data centre provision from two to six data-centres…

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The Tesco Bank cyber-attack and data centres by Ark Data Centres, 22nd November 2016

The data breach which saw some 20,000 Tesco Bank accounts exposed, once again shone a light on cybercrime and the need for constant developments in security. The bank acted quickly to pay back plundered funds, and top-level investigations are underway to identify from who and where the attack originated. Around…

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Why It’s Cool To Be Kind by Ark Data Centres, 31st October 2016

Our interconnected world and the technology we rely on is becoming ever more complex, as intelligent connected devices produce data at unprecedented volumes. The U.S. technology research company Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have 26 billion units installed by 2020, with IoT product and service suppliers…

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Ark are on the move for Sport Relief – cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. by Ark Data Centres, 10th March 2016

Without actually leaving our campus sites at Corsham and Farnborough, the Ark Team will be pedalling together, through the night, to make the 847 mile distance in 24 hours.  This virtual journey will see us working in relay on two static bikes at each campus needing to average, collectively, over…

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