LDeX†(London Data Exchange) offers flexible colocation space, connectivity and data streaming media satellite services from two wholly owned UK data centres. It also offers business continuity as well as complimentary remote hands, maintenance and consultancy services.

As one of the fastest growing data centre operators in the UK, LDeX aims to offer outstanding customer service, with every client assigned a personal account manager and a personal portal page to monitor their equipment and data. † Storage and service areas at the LDeX2 data centre are complimentary and LDeX offer tempting sign up offers to attract new business too.

The satellite streaming side of the business is somewhat of a USP to LDeX and has helped it attract customers from without the usual data centre target market. Clients in the media and content distribution industries are well catered for LDeX alongside the traditional industries such as IT services, Finance and the Public Sector.

Location

LDeX owns and operates two carrier neutral data centres in London (LDeX1) and Trafford Park in Manchester (LDeX2), with a head office operating from both buildings. The company is officially registered to the LDeX1 site in London.

LDeX1 is located in North West London. It covers 22,000 sq. ft. and offers a 5MVA maximum power capacity, as well as having its own satellite farm. Customers can site their own wireless and satellite equipment at LDeX1 and have a range of satellite feeds sent direct to their cabinets from 11 different satellites. The satellite feeds are supported by LDeXís high speed fibre optic distribution which delivers significantly better quality transmissions than traditional coaxial cables.

The tier-III Trafford Park site is the latest addition to the data centre family and only recently became carrier neutral with the addition of Zayo and Colt to the connectivity provider list. LDeX 2 was opened in May 2015 and still adding carriers to its list. The data centre sits on a 20,000 sq. ft. site and lies in close proximity to Manchesterís M60, with easy access into Manchester and to the airport.

Both data centres are ISO 270001 certified for Information Security. They also offer AB dual power feeds to racks as standard, N+1redundancy on power and cooling and manned security, CCTV, manual ID verification and mantraps ensure no unauthorised access anywhere on the sites.† The Manchester site additionally benefits from extra security measures, including a 2.5m high perimeter fence and randomly manned virtual trip wires.

Energy

LDeX is very committed to reducing its impact on the environment and has taken a range of proactive steps to reduce energy use, manage energy use better and reduce its carbon footprint.

In 2013, LDeX switched all energy used by the data centre to renewables and began to offer carbon neutral programmes to colocation clients.† LDeX also achieved ISO 50001 for Energy Management in 2012, long before most UK colocation providers, and is signed up to the European Code of Conduct for data Centres.

Funding/business model

London Data Exchange Limited is a privately owned, privately funded limited company owned by the LDEX Group Limited, along with one other subsidiary, LDeX Connect Ltd (formerly Ping Networks). LDeX Group Limited was created as a parent company when London Data Exchange Limited acquired Ping Networks in late 2013.

LDeX was established by the same management team who grew and sold successful data centre business UK Grid Group Ltd to Telecity in 2011. In November 2015, LDeX won 26th†place in the Deloitte UK Fast 50 awards because in four years it has seen revenue growth of 596%.

Customers and partners

LDeX has a client list packed with companies in the IT and managed services, Financial and media industries.† Some of those clients include international colocation giant C4L, IXReach, Goscomb, Veloxserv and ICT Northwest.

A growing and reliable company with customers at the heart of the business

LDeX is a reputable colocation and connectivity provider that offers outstanding levels of service and technologies to customers in wide range of industries. Its phenomenal growth is thanks in part to its excellent levels of customer care, as well as its uniqueness in offering satellite streaming and extensive connectivity experience from its merger with Ping.

LDeX caters well for businesses of all sizes and is as keen to attract the small scale companies as it is the bigger managed service providers. Its small-space options start at quarter racks with a range of power options, which means small businesses can go in at the minimum and scale up as they grow without changing provider. Overall, LDeX is an excellent colocation provider with the potential to become one of the biggest colocation names in the UK.

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