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A data centre is a facility that houses computer and communications equipment. This Practice Note covers the following key issues:
Service descriptions and service levels
Data centre services may be provided through various models, which may be summarised at a high level as follows:
co-location service—a co-location service enables the customer to rent space in the data centre and for the supplier to provide the facilities in which the customer operates its own servers. The supplier will also provide ancillary services that are essential to use such space relating to the maintenance of the security of the data centre and the rented space, provision of power and the control of the humidity and temperature throughout the data centre. The amount of space taken may range from use of a shelf on an equipment rack, to a dedicated room or cage, through to an entire building. The space itself may be either pre-configured (which is often the case when racks are taken) or may be configured by the supplier to the customer’s requirements
fully managed service—with a fully managed service, the data centre and the servers are all supplier-owned and controlled. This is invariably a multi-tenanted model with multiple customers using the same data centre and also possibly sharing the same servers (as
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This Practice Note discusses Term Loan B (TLB) facilities which frequently appear as a tranche of senior facilities in syndicated loans in leveraged financings. TLBs are an established feature in the US market and increasingly used in the European lending market for institutional investors.This
This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of insurance and the possible consequences of carrying on activities relating to a contract of insurance without the requisite regulatory permissionsThe
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate title to land (for instance, when land is being acquired or offered up as security), they will write a report on title for their client, which sets
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