"I was very pleased to be offered the chance to visit OGL’s data centre and see for myself exactly where our infrastructure would be hosted. It was exactly as OGL described; very high-tech, very secure and very well protected from threats such as fire and flood. It’s great that small businesses can use high-grade facilities such as these, which one may have previously presumed were unattainable for a business such as ours."
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The OGL Cloud
data centre technology
Benefits of cloud computing:
- High availability
- Fully managed
- Highly accessible (supports users worldwide)
- Minimum capital investment
- Pay for what you use
- Fully scalable
- Support included
- Upgrades included
Incredibly secure, protected and reliable
The OGL Cloud is our very own highly advanced and secure platform that delivers incredible benefits for businesses looking to host their IT in the cloud.
But what is ‘the cloud’?
‘Cloud’ is essentially a metaphor for ‘data centre’. When we talk about ‘cloud’ we really mean ‘data centre’.
Our data centre
Our data centre (or ‘cloud’) is located in close proximity to our Worcestershire offices and is backed up to a twin site in Birmingham.
It houses a complex array of servers, storage devices, monitoring systems and cables. It also has the latest equipment in place to keep the hardware protected including cooling systems, fire prevention, and power distribution systems:
- Temperature and humidity sensors
- Dry coolers with ambi-cool technology
- Multi-zone fire detection systems
- Direct connection to the National Grid
- Backed up through battery UPS and fuel generators
- Enough fuel for one week’s performance with priority fuel replenishment pre-arranged
The building itself is very advanced in its design and is protected by:
- CCTV coverage - all of which is monitored, digitally recorded and retained for up to 90 days
- 24/7 security team on patrol at all times
- Building entry only by pre-arranged formal process
- Anti-tailgating mantrap security door
Our data centre provides the highest level of resilience and redundancy to ensure continued availability of cloud services for you and your business.
Our team of people who manage our customers’ services at the data centre are highly trained and highly committed to delivering uncompromising service excellence.
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