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Essex Data Centre Milestone

April 16th, 2014    Glenn Flowers

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ChunkyChips Essex Data Centre reached another milestone this week as another bank of quarter racks was filled.


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To celebrate, here are some brand new, never-before-seen images of Pod 1 of the Data Centre project.
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Bring on Pod 2!!
If you have a requirement for premium Data Centre space in Essex please contact our Account Managers to discuss your requirement or book a Data Centre Tour.



It’s not Fibre!!!

April 10th, 2014    Glenn Flowers


I’ve lost count of the number of times we quote Fibre Leased Lines and we have this sort of conversation with clients:

“A 100Mb Fibre Line will be £500 per month”
“No, BT have already told me that fibre isn’t available in my area”
“You’re in London EC1, the checkers do suggest fibre is readily available”
“I phoned BT yesterday and they told me that fibre should be available in the next 2 years, but until then I’d have to put up with ADSL..?”
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Spring Cleaning Time

February 26th, 2014    Glenn Flowers

The sun’s out and it’s time for some spring cleaning, starting with our huge backup generator for the Data Centre!

Why not contact us to book a tour of the only true Essex Data Centre and talk to us about colocation.


“We Have Our Own Data Centre”

February 25th, 2014    Glenn Flowers

No you don’t. It’s a broom cupboard that you put your router in when you first set your office up.

Then you added a switch, maybe a firewall. Then maybe a server or two. Then you noticed it was getting mighty warm in that cupboard, so you bought an air conditioning unit from Viking, took the brooms and the mops out of the cupboard, and kept the air conditioner on 24/7. This created problems in itself of course, because domestic air conditioners have a huge exhaust hose that disperses hot air, so you need to get rid of that hot air somehow.

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How Many T Shirts is Lisa Wearing?

January 31st, 2014    Glenn Flowers

Lisa T Shirt

It’s our Friday giveaway quiz!

Lisa in our Sales department has decided to put on our full stock of spare ChunkyChips T shirts.

Can you guess how many she’s wearing?

One lucky winner will win two limited edition ChunkyChips builders mugs, a plethora of disturbingly bright orange pens, plus an 8GB Chunkychips USB stick/bottle opener.

Just go to Twitter, follow @chunkychipsnet and tweet your guess to @chunkychipsnet and we’ll let you know if you’ve won on Monday 3rd February.

Good luck!


100Mb Fibre Leased Line now under £500 per month

January 30th, 2014    Glenn Flowers

ChunkyChips are pleased to announce a further drop in Leased Line pricing this week, with standard Leased Line pricing for 100Mb 1:1 Fibre Leased Lines now dropping below £500 in metro areas.

Commented Dan Slay, Technical Guru for ChunkyChips, “This pricing breakthrough is typical of our approach to business: we recognised a requirement from our customers for cost-effective, business-class leased lines and were the first to jump on the challenge and make this happen. We have been negotiating with our Wholesale Partners to deliver truly groundbreaking pricing. Finally we are able to offer Fibre Leased Lines with free install and from under £500 per month as our standard offering”.

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ChunkyChips Adds over 200 Network Providers Access Points from Basildon Data Centre

January 30th, 2014    Glenn Flowers

ChunkyChips have now completed adding a multi-core Openreach fibre line with capacity and scalability for hundreds of new customers access points on demand.

This multi-level connectivity means Data Centre customers now have direct access to hundreds of access providers via their own dedicated channels if required.

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