UKFast launches on-site cleanroom
Hosting and cloud specialist UKFast has launched an on-site data recovery cleanroom within its Manchester data centre. This enables data recovery to start immediately and maximises the chances of a successful outcome.
‘Having the cleanroom on site gives us that extra power in disaster recovery – more time. We are cutting the time it takes to begin data recovery by removing the need to outsource or move to another facility so we can set to work on disks straight away,’ said Lawrence Jones, UKFast ceo.
‘We own the data centre building, the land that it sits on and everything inside so we’re in full control. Including the cleanroom in the design of our newest data centre is part of our strategy to own and control the different elements that deliver services to our clients, applying our high standards across every area of the supply chain.’
Last year, 69% of businesses lost valuable data, which resulted in loss of both revenue and clients, and damage to brand reputation, according to research by security firm Symantec.
UKFast’s data centres and on-site cleanroom are operated under strict quality controls to provide in the best environment to open and examine hard drives and disk media. The recovery process of lost data within the cleanroom includes everything from complete rebuilds of hard disks to the replacement of damaged or faulty components.
UKFast’s clean room is fitted with air filters to remove particles as small as 0.3µm, and all equipment and personnel within the cleanroom are fully discharged before handling any equipment to avoid damage caused by electrostatic discharge.
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