If I had a bucket list, this would be on it.

Last December, I had the privilege of being invited to tour the new Fasthosts / IONOS data centre here in the Midlands (Worcester) and I jumped at the chance.

I got to see “back stage” of the purpose-built facility where Fasthosts build and host the 10,000+ servers that power the company’s web and email hosting, CloudNX and virtual server platforms, and dedicated/bare metal servers.

Fun fact: they still host some dedicated servers that are 20+ years old!

Here’s a pretty cool photo of me in one of the contained cold aisles in the new DC.

This was an epic experience - thank you to Matthew Harvey, Frank Ashworth and Mark Wood for the tour, and to Chelsea ⚡ Hopkins for the awesome photo opportunity and insight into the biz’s social media.

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