Onyx warns of London net dependence

Business continuity and disaster recovery outfit Onyx Group has warned of the dependence of the UK's internet traffic on a small number of routes through London as it opens a new Teesside data centre.

Business continuity and disaster recovery outfit Onyx Group has warned of the dependence of the UK's internet traffic on a small number of routes through London as it opens a new Teesside data centre.

According to Onyx up to 90% of traffic originating in the North of England is routed through the capital, with the region dependent on just two telecoms routes.

With cyber threats on the increase, it believes businesses in the North East need a fall-back option should these routes be disrupted or attacked.

Its new Middlesbrough facility will "provide users with an alternative internet traffic route [into Europe] via a subsea optic cable, offering a safeguard against connectivity loss and removing them from high risk UK routes".

CEO Neil Stephenson said: "Internet traffic is increasingly becoming vulnerable. Loss of connectivity means loss of business, productivity, and potentially clients. Business must put in place adequate plans to avoid this."

The facility also offers both off-site back-up and co-location services, alongside Onyx's other sites in Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

MicroScope+

Content

Find more MicroScope+ content and other member only offers, here.

Read more on Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

ComputerWeekly.com

  • CIO Trends #6: Nordics

    In this e-guide, read how the High North and Baltic Sea collaboration is about to undergo a serious and redefining makeover to ...

  • CIO Trends #6: Middle East

    In this e-guide we look at the role of information technology as the Arabian Gulf commits billions of dollars to building more ...

  • CIO Trends #6: Benelux

    In this e-guide, read about the Netherlands' coalition government's four year plan which includes the term 'cyber' no fewer than ...

SearchITChannel

Close