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IFL – Manchester2

Markets: Europe, UK, Manchester/NW England
Operator: IFL - Internet Facilitators
Location: Reynolds House Manchester Technopark 4 Archway Manchester M15 5RN UK
  • Well established facility with excellent carrier choice
  • Also home to two regional ISP peering points

Colo-X Analysis

IFL are an established carrier neutral operator in Manchester.  This site offers some 850 cabinets spread over 25,000 sq ft of net tech and can run up to 5kW per cabinet, though the average is probably closer to 2.5kW.  Manchester2 is about 90% occupied at present, so capacity relatively tight.  IFL will though be linking the upcoming Manchester3 facility to both Manchester1 and 2 and Telecity.


Facility Description

IFL opened Reynolds House or IFL Manchester2 in 2004 and today it is a well established facility with some 140 installed clients and 10-20 networks.  Clients range in size from 1 cabinet up to 90 and include many smaller managed service providers as well as bigger names such as Civica, Bet365 and Talk Internet.

As the facility was constructed in phases standards improved over time and the site can offer 5 to 25Amps per cabinet or some 1kW to 5kW per cabinet.

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Technical Stats

Size 25,000sq ft
Occupied (%) 90%
Operational Since 2004
Installed clients 140
Networks available on site 15
Standard Power  2.5kW
24 x 7 onsite support  Yes
24 x 7 access  Yes
Pricing  POA