London, 24 January 2012: Cable&Wireless Worldwide (CWW) today announced that it will expand its data hosting capacity by 25 per cent through a 15-year agreement with specialist data centre operator, Infinity. The multi million pound investment reinforces CWW’s commitment to hosting services and illustrates the board’s willingness to support core capabilities. This builds on investments already underway to expand the company’s existing Tier 3 data centres in Leeds and Swindon.
Based at a secure site in the South East of England, the new 4.3MW Tier III certified facility will become available from late 2012 and ensures that the company can support the increasing demands from clients for secure, robust and reliable hosting and shared services solutions.
Commenting on the development, Gavin Darby, chief executive, Cable&Wireless Worldwide said, "Data hosting is one of our critical areas of focus for the near future and will be a vital part of our return to growth. This announcement highlights the details of the plans we outlined in November last year. I believe that we are shaping our business to better serve our customers and secure our position in this growing market."
Martin Lynch, CEO at Infinity, added, "Infinity is delighted to win this important contract which further reinforces our strong position in the UK data centre market. Infinity’s commitment to quality and attention to operational detail was essential to CWW in selecting a partner for this most crucial part of their business. We look forward to developing a strong long term partnership with CWW in delivering against their customers demanding needs."
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About Cable&Wireless Worldwide
Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW) provides integrated communications and data hosting services to large enterprises and mid-market customers in both the public and private sectors.
With an unrivalled heritage and a globally significant network Cable&Wireless Worldwide can provide secure, robust and resilient connectivity to over 150 countries.
To find out more, visit www.cw.com.
Infinity provides a capital-free, outsourced data centre service to private and public sector organisations. Available as both bespoke and standard offers in short and long term contracts, Infinity focuses on delivering the highest levels of customer service and resilience at the lowest total cost of ownership. Infinity’s service contracts enable businesses to take full advantage of lower operating costs at a time when capital is highly constrained. With one of the most experienced management teams in the industry and backed by two of the UK’s leading financial institutions. Infinity has the capability and depth of funding to provide highly efficient data centre solutions matched to customers’ budget envelopes and operational needs. For further information visit http://www.infinitysdc.com.