HEAnet serves a growing education and research sector as well as a national user population, all of which require world-class infrastructure. In 2008 it needed to supplement its existing state-of-the-art data center and WAN resources to provide for growth and new projects in the shorter term. In addition, it needed a solution that would allow for rapid expansion if required while assisting in the formation of a longer-term investment and resource development strategy.
Interxion’s new Dublin data center (opened April 2010) will offer us a clear path to potential expansion in space or connectivity.
Following a thorough analysis of the market, HEAnet chose Interxion’s Dublin data center to house its Internet Point of Presence and provide increased diversity and space (100m sq) for its infrastructure. HEAnet’s goal was to deliver highly available and resilient network services to its clients, who are, in turn, dependent on its infrastructure. According to their CEO, network excellence is the first pillar of their corporate strategy, and everything else rests on that.
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