C4L official Technology Partner for BFX festival

C4L official Technology Partner for BFX festival(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – C4L are delighted to supply high performance WiFi for all the media streaming during the BFX festival taking place at the BIC on 24th – 28th September. It is a fantastic celebration of visual effects, animation and games which goes beyond presenting an amazing selection of material and festival activities to providing BU’s talented design undergraduates the opportunity to showcase their special effects work amongst household media names such as DreamWorks, Pixar and Disney.

Most blockbusters including the recent Oscar-winning Gravity and Inception feature BU graduates in the credits, a healthy track record for our local town to be proud of. BFX festival, returning for its second year gives students the unique opportunity to showcase their hard work to a number of media houses opening the doors to employment.

C4L are delivering WiFi for the duration of the festival to provide the students with optimum environments to stream their work. C4L already provide high speed internet connectivity both fixed and wireless directly into the hosting BIC venue from County Gates House where they connect them to a multi-homed internet service. In the seven week period leading up to the event, teams of students have built their own short features which will compete at a prestigious awards ceremony. C4L worked with BU to trial cloud based render farms during this project, opening up exciting projects to come.

During the festival there are opportunities to view an exhibition direct from the vaults of Walt Disney Animation Studios and some incredible speakers from some of the world’s most highly respected digital production studios including Animal Logic, DreamWorks and FrameStore, some of whom already utilise C4L’s IT infrastructure to power their talents.

Simon Mewett, CEO of C4L, said: “I am glad BFX decided to use C4L’s high performance resilient infrastructure to ensure the students of BU have the best chance when showcasing their work to these household names. As keen supporters of Dorset’s phenomenal talent I am delighted to associate C4L with BFX Festival”.

About C4L

C4L is a Colocation, Connectivity, Cloud and Communications provider headquartered on the South Coast of the UK. They own and operate a high specification data-centre in Bournemouth, as well as providing colocation services in over 100 UK data centres and more than 300 globally. C4L’s coreTX network is one of the UK’s largest Data Centre networks, the multi Tbps, high performance MPLS network links data centres across the UK, using a diverse fibre optic backbone and DWDM technology. It’s VMWare and IAAS cloud platforms further leverage coreTX and the wide Data Centre footprint to offer industry leading Cloud performance, an approach replicated in delivering VoIP services to its wholesale Communications partners.


C4L clients include government agencies, FTSE 250 companies, international financial institutions, system integrators, top 100 VARs, resellers and many of the UK’s network carriers. Our entire business is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of service and has achieved certifications such as ISO9001 & 27001 to demonstrate this.

For more information visit www.C4L.co.uk/pr, or Tel: Jade Yarham +44 (0)8000 470 481 Ext 736