Host-IT opens Birmingham data centre | Insider Media

Host-IT has expanded its UK colocation, rack space, cloud and web hosting services with the opening of a data centre in Birmingham.

The company's ISO 27001, Tier 3 facility is located in central Birmingham, close to fibre networks traversing the UK and various regional fibre providers.

There is currently 6MW of IT power available to the site with the potential to increase this to 12MW.

"The opening of our new Birmingham data centre represents a significant investment in the future growth of our business and, more importantly, in the security and reliability of our customers' data," said managing director Andrew Willis.

"Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and infrastructure to provide businesses and service providers with enhanced speed, scalability and security.

"We have a dedicated team of experts on-site backed up by our existing NOC to ensure customers continue to receive the same responsive level of support and monitoring."

Host-IT has been developing and hosting web sites and operating its own data centres since 1995.

The company supports a range of clients both technical and non-technical, including SMEs, large multi- nationals, local authorities, police forces, not-for-profit organisations, IT service providers and web development companies.

Jon Duggan, managing director of IT services provider Ashgoal, added: "We have relied on Host-IT for server colocation for over ten years. Their growing data centre footprint in key UK locations and the wide choice of low latency connectivity available to site from major carriers and local providers is essential to our service delivery and competitive advantage."