Christmas Holiday

Our office in Wokigham will be closed from 12:00 on Friday 20/12/19 until 09:00 on Thursday 02/01/20.

If you need to contact us during this period, please call the normal support number 020 7517 4999 and leave a message, or email support@watchfront.co.uk and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Merry Christmas to all our customers!


FB2900 Now Available

Watchfront are very proud to announce that the new Firebrick 2900 (FB2900) has been officially launched and is available through our website.



As we have had integral involvement in the development of the FB2900 we take great satisfaction in the improvements from the previous products, the FB2700 and FB2500.

With increased throughput and lower power consumption the FB2900 brings many benefits and advancements with the refresh in hardware including a SPF gigabit Ethernet port.

Further to this the FB2900 is now rack mountable for either 1 or 2 FB2900s in a 1u space.



The FB2900 also comes in at a cheaper price than its predecessors with the “Fully Loaded” option now only £550.

Please visit our shop to purchase.


Connect X5 Single Port (EDR IB 100gb/s) – MCX555A-ECAT

This is an intelligent RDMA-enabled network adapter card with advanced application offload capabilities for High-Performance Computing, Web2.0, Cloud, and Storage platforms

ConnectX-5 EN supports two ports of 100Gb Ethernet connectivity, sub-600 ns latency, and very high message rate, plus PCIe switch and NVMe over Fabric offloads, providing the highest performance and most exible solution for the most demanding applications and markets: Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and more.



– Up to 100 Gb/s connectivity per port
– Industry-leading throughput, low latency, low

CPU utllization and high message rate
– Maximizes datacenter ROI with Multi-Host

– Innovative rack design for storage and Machine

Learning based on Host Chaining technology – Smart interconnect for x86,Power,ARM,and GPU-based compute and storage platforms



Thank You To NBM Technology Solutions

Watchfront would like to thank Dave Bull & everybody at NBM technology for the invite to the ‘New Different Better 17’ event held in London yesterday.

I found it interesting, made some good contacts & hopefully will be able to do some business in the future!


Portable layer 2 Connection

As part of our dedication to innovate solutions to meet customer needs we have provided a portable Layer 2 connection for one of our customers.

This uses two Firebricks (FB2700) in conjunction with a 4G Dongle.

This set up will be used by the customer for when there is maintenance work on their main connection allowing them to route through to their data-centre at a layer 2 level directly.


New Customer

Watchfront would like to thank Freshfield Services for becoming the first customer to use our point of presence in Market House, Wokingham.

We are pleased to be providing them a low latency connection at a very competitive rate.


Point of Presence

We are very pleased with our new Fibre line into our office that we have decided not to keep it all to ourselves.  With Watchfront’s point of presence, in Market House Wokingham, we can now offer leased line services to other tenants.


Trial of new FTTC service

Next week Watchfront are trialling a new FTTC service from a different supplier.  Our guinea pigs are all set and are looking forward to the trial.

If successful Watchfront will offer FTTC from two different providers.
The new offering will however be a fixed price which we feel will benefit our customers greatly.

We will have an update on this over the next few weeks.


Future FireBricks

Watchfront are looking forward to the new model of FireBricks which are under development.

The FB2900 will have new updated hardware and will offer new features.

These are expected later this year!


Office Connectivity

Watchfront are taking advantage of their new leased line capacity by installing a new leased line in our main office.

This will insure the best connectivity for our support staff to help provide the best possible service for our customers.


Improved Connectivity Options

As part of our drive to give the best options for customers we are preparing to expand our leased line providers giving more choice.
Further to this we are also doubling capacity with our current suppliers through new interconnects for DSL and Leased Line connections.
This is all part of our drive to give the best possible offerings from diverse suppliers.