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Cool Ways to Beat the Heat by Ark Data Centres, 27th August 2015

Recently, Computer Business Review magazine reviewed the top cooling trends in the data centre space. And that got me thinking. It sounds obvious, but if you’re looking for ways to cool down your data centre, then it makes sense to keep the future in mind. With IT upgrades happening every…

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Ark Data Centres help to power up Exponential-e’s growing Enterprise and Public Sector Offering by Ark Data Centres, 4th August 2015

Award-winning British Cloud and Network Provider, Exponential-e, has signed a seven-year contract with Ark Data Centres Limited. Ark will supply secure, energy efficient data centre space to power Exponential-e’s unique cloud services model which offers a secure layer 2 network that combines a superfast private Cloud with critical business applications.…

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Ark Data Centres’ Team ‘Raw Hide’ Rides Again Raising Vital Funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by Ark Data Centres, 4th August 2015

On Friday 14 August, 45 participants from Ark Data Centres and its partners (including Sweets, Norland Managed Services, Bladeroom, Vysiion and JCA) will ride over 90 miles in a single day to raise a critical £10,000 in aid of this year’s nominated charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. Departing from Ark’s offices…

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Ark Data Centres Joins Top 7% of Organisations across the UK with Investors in People Gold Standard Accreditation by Ark Data Centres, 1st August 2015

Ark Data Centres is honoured to announce that it has joined the very select group of organisations in the UK who have achieved the necessary levels of excellence to be awarded the elite Gold Standard approval from Investors in People (IIP). Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for…

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BT Signs Contract with Ark Data Centres by Ark Data Centres, 29th July 2015

BT has selected Ark Data Centres Limited as a new UK data centre supplier and is adding Ark’s sites in the south of England to its BT Compute portfolio to meet the growing demand for sustainable and compliant cloud-based services. Under the multi-year contract, BT will use Ark’s state-of-the-art data…

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Ark Data Centres Announces Appointment of Jonathan Evans Lord Evans of Weardale as new Non-Executive Director by Ark Data Centres, 28th July 2015

Ark Data Centres (Ark) that designs, constructs and operates the UK’s most efficient data centres, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Evans, Lord Evans of Weardale as a new Non-Executive Director for the company. The ex-Director-General of the Security Service (MI5), Lord Evans will be replacing Baroness Manningham-Buller who has…

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Ark Data Centres’ CEO Joins techUK Public Services Board by Ark Data Centres, 28th July 2015

Ark Data Centres today announced that Huw Owen, CEO, Ark Data Centres has been invited to join the techUK Public Services Board (PSB). The PSB sets the strategic direction of techUK’s public sector programme and engages with senior Government leaders to transform public services through technology. Each year, techUK members…

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Ark Data Centres Shortlisted for Computing Vendor Excellence Awards by Ark Data Centres, 4th June 2015

Ark Data Centres today announced that it has been shortlisted for “Cloud Data Centre Provider of the Year” in this year’s prestigious Computing Vendor Excellence Awards. Celebrating innovation and excellence in enterprise technology, the awards commend the achievements of the technology vendors and service providers who are leading the field…

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Capita Selects Ark Data Centres for New Capita Private Cloud Service by Ark Data Centres, 27th May 2015

Capita has partnered with Ark Data Centres to supply secure, energy efficient data centre space for the new Capita Private Cloud platform (infrastructure as a service). The move allows Capita IT Enterprise Services to develop standard infrastructures, processes and services that it can offer customers rather than creating bespoke solutions…

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Ark Data Centres Wins Coveted “DC Facilities Company of the Year” Award by Ark Data Centres, 15th May 2015

Ark, dedicated to the design, construction and operation of UK data centres, has been awarded “DC Facilities Company of the Year” by the industry’s celebrated 2015 DCS Awards. Recognising the achievements of the vendors addressing all of the main areas of the data centre market in Europe, winners are selected…

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Ark Data Centres First Wholesale Provider in the UK to receive Uptime Institutes Management & Operations Stamp of Approval by Ark Data Centres, 12th May 2015

Ark Data Centres (Ark) that designs, constructs and operates the UK’s most efficient data centres, has received Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval for operational excellence, for both of its campuses in Hampshire and Wiltshire. Ark is the first wholesale data centre provider in the UK to…

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Forward vision 2015: Upcoming data centre trends #1 – Infrastructure efficiency comes of age by Ark Data Centres, 30th April 2015

We’re often asked to predict what the future holds for data centres. And while we don’t subscribe to crystal ball gazing, we are already building the data centres of the future. So, here’s my first insight on what’s going to be hot for the coming months and beyond: the drive…

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