e|net Selects Data Electronics for €1.5m Next Generation Network Investment

Press release
07th Sep 2010

e|net has today announced that it has awarded a five year, €1,500,000 deal, for secure co-location facilities and managed services to Data Electronics, the co-location and managed IT service provider.

Under the terms of the deal, the co-location area provided to e|net will be a wholly dedicated private suite that supplies a fully redundant environment for e|net’s mission critical equipment. By hosting in the carrier-neutral date centre, e|net will also have physical access to over 40 national and international carriers.

e|net’s expansion in Data Electronics highlights its continued growth and the associated increased need for capacity.  The move is part of e|net’s overall strategy to upgrade and future-proof the network in advance of increased bandwidth demands and a full migration to carrier Ethernet.

e|net CEO, Conal Henry said, “This is a significant investment for e|net and is further evidence of our ability to deliver a world class infrastructure for the carrier community. The MANs are central to telecoms provision in Ireland and this deal integrates them further and strengthens e|net’s ability to provide a truly national network.”

“e|net places exacting demands on our data centre suppliers and we’re convinced that Data Electronics will deliver on all fronts,” continued Henry.

Maurice Mortell, CEO of Data Electronics stated, “We are delighted to further reinforce our ongoing relationship with e|net, who have been a valuable client of Data Electronics since 2005.  e|net contributes massively to the rollout of bandwidth throughout Ireland, which is of utmost importance to the future of Ireland as a digital economy and we are extremely proud of the part we play in that process.”

Data Electronics operates two Dublin data centres, comprising of technical floor space of over 125,000 sq. ft., with the first phase of their newly opened green data centre in North Dublin in operation since mid-2008.