Bytemark's offices are based in York, but our data centres, the technical hub of our operation, are in Manchester. We have several cages across two sites, and also connectivity down to our old hosting locations in London.
Internet Facilitators Ltd.
Our main hosting location is in Manchester where we have two cages full of servers and core network. The cages are on opposite sides of the building's central bridge, with key pieces of networking equipment and incoming cabling split to ensure maximum redundancy within the site.
Since the start of 2010 we've kept space in a second Manchester data centre, allowing us to spread clustered customers' servers across two data centres.
Telecity Sovereign House, Telehouse North
Our network started out in London, and we maintain core networking equipment and some hosting in our racks in Sovereign House and Telecity North. However we are no longer dependent on our London network for the vast majority of our hosting operation.
East London and Docklands, the traditional home of the UK internet, has become increasingly unattractive for further expansion. The increasingly high rents, limited power budgets (soon to be made worse by the demands of the 2012 Olympic developments), and higher risk of flooding and terrorism are all contributing to a much-needed decentralization.
Steve is a Debian developer and creator of the excellent Debian administration web site. As well as building steam engines out of hours, he is a veteran systems administrator, and has implemented a large number of Bytemark's server deployment and imaging systems.
“Thank you so much for all your help with the server. We handled 6 times our normal traffic with absolutely no slowdown. I really appreciate all the help and advice you guys gave at such short notice and how quickly you got the new server going. Could have been a bit of a disaster without it! I'll most definitely be recommending you to anyone who's looking for hosting in the future.”