The amount of space and power consumed by European data centers is projected to grow by nearly 20% between now and 2020, with the United Kingdom being the largest single market in Europe, spurred by the surging consumer demand for Over-The-Top (OTT) content and social media, and businesses’ growing demand for cloud-based services and applications. Based on the findings of Tariff Consultancy’s recent Datacentre Europe Pricing Report, a sizeable portion of the capacity needed to deliver these services will be built out in the UK, reinforcing the country’s position as Europe’s largest data center market.
Now, a company based on the opposite side of the pond, whose clients include Microsoft, GE and Cisco, will make the UK their Euro-based home for their computing and data storage requirements, as it expands its business across the Continent.
Lighthouse eDiscovery, a leader in technology-enabled ediscovery services and consulting, with offices in Seattle and New York, just recently moved into their London office in December. Lighthouse selected Rackspace as their European data center provider because it will allow the company to support their current client’s overseas needs, service new clients in the UK and support the company’s mobile processing for matters where data privacy requires in-country work.
Rackspace, which has more than 300,000 customers worldwide, including two-thirds of the FORTUNE 100, will provide computing and storage to Lighthouse at two of its UK-based data center facilities. Both locations provide Lighthouse with redundant infrastructure, sophisticated monitoring systems, high security and the services it needs to continue to ensure best-in-class enterprise performance, availability and data security worldwide. In addition, the Rackspace data centers are SSAE 16 Type II (SOC1, SOC 2, and SOC 3), as well as ISO 27001 certified.
“When we decided to expand our international presence into the UK, security, availability and connectivity were our main requirements,” said Mark King, Chief Information Officer at Lighthouse eDiscovery. “These new data centers will provide us with dedicated computing and storage capabilities that allow Lighthouse to expand our services to the European market, as well as deliver mobile solutions for instances where data needs to remain within a country.”