Press release: Gyron Internet upgrades core network with Imtech and Juniper

Gyron is featured in this quarter’s edition of the Imtech Telecom Global newsletter. The article details our use of Juniper network equipment in our upgraded core network, and also describes our expansion at our new Centro datacentre facility.

You can download the whole newsletter in PDF form here (we’re on page 6), or you can read below for the article:

To keep up with increasing demand for its co-location, managed hosting and connectivity services, Gyron Internet Ltd has chosen Imtech Telecom Global and partner Juniper Networks to upgrade its core network. The new equipment for its state-of-the-art hosting site in London Docklands will allow Gyron to maintain the highest possible levels of service for its customers as the company expands nationally.

Gyron, established 8 years ago, has become a key player at the Docklands London Hosting Centre, with over 5,000sq ft of high specification hosting space, and is now expanding its high speed fibre network outside of the M25 to a new datacentre in Hemel Hempstead. Initially with a handful of customers and five racks, Gyron’s customer base has now grown to over a hundred customers. These include government departments, IT consultancies, global enterprises, banks, recruitment agencies and internet companies; all serviced by over 160 racks of equipment at Gyron’s London data centre.

With its services in high demand, Gyron required a new strategy to sell additional high capacity services within their existing hosting space, whilst also being able to support significant expansion at their new site. Drawing on Imtech’s established consultancy and support services, Gyron has chosen to upgrade its core London network with two additional Juniper MX240s, and EX-series Ethernet switches. The solution uses JUNOS software and neatly integrates routing, switching and security across Gyron’s high-performance network infrastructure.

Gyron are installing and integrating the new routers to function as a redundant pair, handling all BGP traffic on the network .

Robin Balen, Director for Gyron, stated: “Imtech has always provided a wealth of knowledge and support for our chosen Juniper platforms. Following their advice, we have selected the MX240 routers for our London site where space is at an absolute premium; whilst the MX 960 platform gives us excellent expansion potential at our new datacentre in Hemel Hempstead. I have been impressed with the Imtech’s technical ability and capabilities in implementing Juniper technologies and its proven track record in successful network deployments, both to the smaller ISPs and larger global carriers.“ Gyron are also undertaking upgrades to its 300gbps DWDM fibre ring which now connects its London Docklands hosting site and its new data centre which will house over 400 racks when it opens in mid-2009.

James Morgan, MD Imtech Telecom Global, said “it is good to see UK entrepreneurs such as the Gyron team achieving so much in such a short time; undoubtedly the Juniper platforms coupled with the easy adoption of JUNOS have helped to enable this growth and we welcome working with forward thinking innovative organisations such as Gyron.”

Media Contacts:

pr@gyron.net

Notes for Editors:

About Gyron

Gyron Internet Ltd is a privately owned company founded in 2000, which provides connectivity and outsourced managed hosting for the critical business infrastructure of around 100 small and medium companies, as well as an extensive range of wholesale services to the ISP industry.

Gyron operate their own London metro dark fibre ring, which is capable of delivering over 300Gbps of diverse connectivity. Their main hosting suites and 24/7 NOC are at the London Hosting Centre in the Docklands, with additional POPs in all of the major London hosting facilities, and a new 400 rack facility called “Centro” opening up mid-2009 in Hemel Hempstead.

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