Formed in 2011, Paragon Internet Group is the parent company of leading UK hosting brands, TSOhost, Vidahost and HostRoute; creating the UK’s fastest growing hosting company. The company now hosts over 230,000 websites for 70,000+ customers supporting both personal and business user websites and with a customer base growing at 3 percent every month.
Despite the huge growth the company has experienced, it has retained its core principle of delivering technically superior service backed by unbeatable customer support; a tenet which places added importance on uptime and reliability. In light of its extraordinary growth, Paragon opted to build its own state-of-the-art, multi-million pound Tier 3-plus, 2N data centre in Slough, Berkshire. In order to guarantee the highest level of resilience, Paragon chose best-of-breed technology partners for each aspect of the infrastructure, selecting Vertiv to deliver thermal management and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) solutions.
A Bright Future Ahead
As a result of this close working relationship with the Vertiv team, Paragon’s new data centre is:
• Built to scale to 100 percent load with no disruption to service and zero risk
• Currently running at 20 percent of initial cooling capacity
• Running PUE 1.3, which is anticipated to continue to improve
Within the facility, Paragon deployed Liebert® PDX data centre cooling units, together with Liebert Trinergy™ UPS systems, which not only maximise energy efficiency, but also guarantee enterprise standard reliability and flexibility, backed up by industry leading direct expansion cooling technologies.
Paragon decided to go down the purpose-built facility route as an alternative to expanding on existing co-location facilities primarily due to the need to future proof the business, and secondly the scalability of having their own dedicated data centre.