Host-IT announces first customer at newly opened Birmingham data centre

Colocation, rack space and cloud services provider Host-IT has announced Proweb as the first customer for its Birmingham-based colocation data centre which was opened last month.

Host-IT's latest site is now providing backup and disaster recovery support for Proweb's main IT stack which is located at its Nottingham headquarters.

This follows Proweb completing a technology refresh earlier this year which included a review of its current and future colocation requirements.

The company now has access to a fully secure 24/7 data centre with dual connectivity.

Founded in 1994, Proweb is an established internet services provider which also offers a wide range of web design, content management and cybersecurity services to the newspaper industry.

Richard Drage, managing director of Proweb, said: "From our first contact with Host-IT the whole onboarding process was executed flawlessly. Their team invested considerable time and effort in understanding our requirement ensuring when we went to site to install our IT equipment everything was set up and ready to go. It only took 15 minutes to install the equipment and for it to go live."

Andrew Willis, managing director of Host-IT, said: "In selecting Host-IT's newly opened datacentre in Birmingham, Proweb can be assured of the very best data centre services and connectivity for meeting their backup and DR needs.

"We are delighted to have won our first customer for our Birmingham data centre so quickly. This reaffirms our recent decision to expand Host-IT's data centre footprint beyond Milton Keynes and we expect to open more sites later this year and next as demand for rack space and server leasing continues to grow."