#UKNOF24 is at Timico in Newark next week

It’s a day for writing posts about being excited. This time I’m excited to tell you that next Thursday Timico is playing host to UKNOF24. Many of you will know what I’m taking about but more will not. The UK Network Operators Forum acts as an open forum for operational, technical and engineering information exchange related […]

What to look for when choosing a data centre

A data centre’s a data centre isn’t it? Power, aircon, security and diverse connections in and out of the building? Pick a location and a Tier level – 1,2,3,4 to determine the resiliency and cost. Throw in some green credentials and your uncle’s name is Bob! Well you could put it like that. You wouldn’t […]

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Nobody around here complaining about the weather

We often hear people complaining when it rains – great weather – if you’re a duck. Well it’s stopped raining here in Newark although I understand the river Trent is still running high and I see from Facebook that trains are delayed due to flooding. It’s bloomin’ cold out though. Staff arriving for work are wrapped […]

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Delighted shepherds and Clerkenwell Screws!

The great thing about mobile phone cameras is that they give you the opportunity to take spur of the moment photos when you see something nice or fun or interesting. Often I am not quick enough “on the draw”. Yesterday I saw a shop called Clerkenwell Screws Ltd. What a great name I thought. I […]

What do students and CEOs have in common?

 I’m a fairly egalitarian sort of guy. If someone says to me they have heard we built a new data centre and “can they come and see it please” I go all misty eyed and rearrange my diary to fit in. Whoever they are. In the case of this post it is two hugely differing groups […]

Videos to delight and entertain

Couple of videos here for your delectation and delight. We had a Dell film crew come and visit a few weeks ago. They were very professional, all three of them, and had flown over from gay Paree the night before. Their one mistake was flying into Manchester where they stayed the night and then took […]

staff wanted

Get on board – we are looking for staff for our Newark based Network Operations Centre. Vacancies include a 24×7 NOC position, 1st and 2nd line engineers and a “Helpdesk to Helpdesk” person to interface with IT Staff of our larger customers. We are also after a senior network engineer Cisco, Juniper, MPLS, BGP,VPLS, TCP/IP […]

Interactive network design the Newark way

I hope these guys really appreciate what we do for them at Timico. First we build them a brand new data centre. Then we put in a state of the art coffee machine closely followed by a kennel. And now they get an interactive white board to play with!!! I’m beginning to feel like a […]

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Where there is technology there is art

I am often asked for updates on the progess of the new Timico data centre in Newark. This is most easily done in pictorial fashion. It’s nearly done. We are moving kit in. No desks yet but there is now a steady stream of engineers popping over, doing stuff. We have a reception desk. More […]

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Hey presto – we have a car park

Funny how we get excited by little things. The other day I came into the office in the afternoon and they had started putting down the Tarmac for the carpark.  Like lightning I whipped out my trusty phone Galaxy S2 and took a photo. Today I got up from our fortnightly management meeting and hey presto, someone […]

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The Cloud — Now is the Time to Invest

I attended a “Cloud Computing – security, market development and prospects for the G Cloud” forum in Whitehall yesterday morning. It’s a big topic and there were lots of messages to take away. The G Cloud programme is the government’s effort to move away from an expensive and silo’d server centric estate that in 2009 […]

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