A leading European provider of carrier-neutral co-location data center services, (NYSE: INXN) Interxion Holding NV, (NYSE: INXN) recently announced that they will be installing sleeping pods in the breakout areas of its London data center to ensure that its high service levels are continually met throughout the Olympic Games.
Interxion is an important parts of the UK’s digital backbone, as its houses the business critical application of few of the world’s leading organizations. They deliver online services like social media platforms, online retail and banking, education and entertainment to millions of people across the UK. Hence, the infrastructure needs to be durable enough to constantly deliver efficiency.
With Olympics not too far away, Interxion realized it needed to take extra efforts to make sure that its facilities and most importantly, their customer’s applications were not delayed during the games. So, sleeping pods have been installed at its London data center campus as one of the initiatives by the company. They state that this initiative will allow the engineering staff to stay 24/7 on site thus, making it easy for the important staff to travel to and fro from the site on time without facing the severe traffic.
Greg McCulloch, UK Managing Director, Interxion commented, “Due to the nature of our business we need to be ready for all eventualities and while we are excited to have the Olympics in London we also need to be sure that we can continue to offer the highest level of resilience to our customers. The installation of the sleeping pods is another great example of Interxion putting resilience and uptime at the forefront of everything it does.”
Jon Gray, Director at Podtime, commented, “Everyone working in central London will feel the challenging side-effect of the Games, and the organizations they work for will face operational issues with employees being stuck in queues rather than being in the office. We see the sleeping pods as a good cheap solution for those ‘staff-critical’ companies which must have 24/7 cover for vital procedures. Designed in the UK and made in Battersea, South West London, our pods offer comfort, privacy and security at a reasonable price.”
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