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Hastingwood's network is PureEthernet. That is Ethernet running directly over fibre. It is the use of this technology that enables us to deliver connectivity solutions that enhance applications and data performance, yet still cut costs.

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An established protocol which has triumphed as the dominant enterprise LAN technology, Ethernet is the common interface for all LAN networking. With currently 90% of LANs having data traffic originating or terminating on an Ethernet port, it is the natural technology choice to support evolution beyond the LAN. Compatible with existing comms investments, it is native to IT applications and so seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructure.

Hastingwood has seized the opportunity which Ethernet presents, offering connectivity services such as Ethernet in the MAN and WAN, along with application services such as Ethernet Internet Access, and high bandwidth applications such as video and storage. This approach answers the corporate market's requirements for services that enable users to bypass the bandwidth bottlenecks caused by legacy infrastructure. Removing the restrictions of traditional telco SDH services, namely their high cost, complex and inflexible nature, Hastingwood’s PureEthernet approach delivers:

  • Affordable Pricing
  • Flexible Service Scalability
  • Faster Service Delivery
  • Speed of Connections
  • Simplicity
  • MPLS-enabled Quality of Service

Companies also benefit from Ethernet’s flexibility. Upgrades of Ethernet circuits are granular, whereas traditional service providers can only offer fixed increments, such as E1 lines at 1.5 or 2Mbits/s; E3 lines at 45 or 34Mbits/s; or STM-1 lines at around 155Mbits/s.

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The Hastingwood DataCentre is carefully constructed with UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies) and stand-by generation systems, raised floors, cable management and air conditioning to ensure a resilient location for your important infrastructure equipment. To ensure optimum performance, the data floor is maintained at a constant 21°C ± 2°C and relative humidity is kept at 50% ± 10%.

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Physical security is also taken extremely seriously. The DataCentre is monitored via CCTV by Hastingwood's own security staff 24/7, and all access points are locked at all times.