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Sussex Founded Search Engine Mojeek Expands in Custodian Data Centres

The UK's largest crawler-based search engine Mojeek, founded in East Sussex, has expanded in Custodian Data Centres.

After securing its first ever investment in 2009, the search engine has grown to more than 100 servers and fast approaching 2 billion searchable web pages.

Developed in East Sussex, Mojeek have chosen one of the world's greenest data centres in Custodian Data Centres to host their IT infrastructure.

The data centre in Kent are winners of the Green Data Award for pioneering a fresh air cooling system, which allows them to drive a reduction in the impact of IT infrastructure on the environment. The data centre also boasts a 100% uptime record, keeping its customers online since the day it opened.

Founder and Director of Mojeek, Marc Smith, spoke positively of the data centre, "We've been absolutely delighted with Custodian Data Centres. Originally we chose Custodian for their location, facilities, and the fact that they were the greenest data centre in the UK. But when we decided to continue our expansion in their new data floor, it was their friendly and supportive staff that sealed it for us."

"Since being with Custodian, Mojeek's search index has grown from 100 million pages to over 1.6 billion and continues to increase at a rate of 5 million new pages a day. We now have over 100 servers running in their data centre. Building and maintaining a web scale search engine requires numerous parts to come together, so having a reliable and approachable team and facility like Custodian behind you, only makes that task easier."

Mojeek's technology is built on the same as Google and Bing's, crawling the web and producing their own unique search results. The search engine also offers a comprehensive privacy policy meaning that the search engine does not track its users. This makes Mojeek the only crawler-based search engine of this scale to do so.

"It's come a long way from a couple of servers in my bedroom. Our vision has always been to be the world's alternative search engine, and providing unique and alternative search results is an important part of this. But so is housing our servers in a UK data centre and in particular one like Custodian that prides itself on their green credentials."

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