18 January 2021
Lypy provides connected solutions for the health sector from infrastructure to systems integration, ensuring the highest level of security for healthcare data.
The company wanted a data centre provider that could support future scaling of its business and meet the high demands of power and security. Elijah Charles, the director of Lypy, has been working within the healthcare sector implementing secure solutions for 15 years and a partnering with a data centre with a central London point of presence was a key requirement for him.
Lypy had recently experienced a number of power outages with its incumbent Data Centre provider which has caused its services to deteriorate. This was impacting the experience Lypy provided to its customers and therefore sparked a search for a replacement provider. Lypy wanted a data centre provider that not only had a highly secure Data Centre that could guarantee 100% uptime, but also a partner that had the capacity to grow with the business and add racks without having to have them split on different floors or have a cross connect between different racks.
“We were searching for a central London data centre that could match the very high level of business requirements our customers demand,” says Charles. “After suffering with recent outages, the two rings of power supply, plus additional generators, give me the confidence that Volta can meet my power resilience requirements.”
Volta invited Lypy to attend one of their data centre tours to view the facility and speak to the engineers on site. It was immediately apparent, from process and not just the certification, that Volta adhered to the ISO 27001 accreditation laws and regulations with strict management of data and storage, including the requirements for the assessment and treatment of any information security risks for the sensitive data it holds for its clients.
Volta provides the space and flexibility Lypy requires to scale its business with the benefit of being close to the core N3 point of presence for one of the lowest latency links possible. Now Lypy can offer N3 connectivity out of Volta, which is the national wide area network for the NHS and connects all NHS locations and its 1.3 million employees. The ability for Lypy to scale its footprint in Volta, based upon how much power they consume, is a very cost-effective and straight forward approach.