Contributed by Lucid Systems
21/01/2021 - SDC
A Colchester-based IT company has completed the design and build of a purpose-built data centre, the first of its kind in the area, following a six-figure investment.
The data centre, which is located on the Colchester Business Park in North Colchester, comes as demand rises for highly secure, efficient, and accessible infrastructure environments. As some businesses look to downsize their premises in the wake of the pandemic, a data centre offers an offsite IT solution which frees up storage room used for servers and offers a secure, managed, GDPR-compliant solution.
Commenting on the completion of the project, Adrian Morris, SDC Hosting and Support co-owner and technical director, said:
“Until now, businesses in and around Colchester were having to travel almost an hour to access the closest data centre, so we knew the demand was high. The first lockdown happened at the start of the build, and in the last nine months, remote working has seen the infrastructure of most businesses change dramatically. The need for a local, secure and accessible hosting location is even more important now.
“It has been a significant investment for the business, but demand was high even before we opened the doors and we are already planning to extend capacity in phase two.
“By renting rack or server space, businesses benefit from the security of an offsite location, the support of an onsite team who manage, backup and maintain the server, and access to rapidly scalable levels of processing power without the significant outlay of purchasing, housing and running servers in-house.
“Most importantly, businesses can be assured that their business infrastructure is in the safest possible environment.”
The wholly-owned data centre is located on the Colchester Business Park with dedicated and colocation servers which facilitate the operation of IT infrastructure and support Disaster Recovery (DR) plans.
To find out more, visit: https://www.sdchostingandsupport.co.uk/essex-data-centre/
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