VIRTUS enhances customer ecosystem across cloud and security
London – 17 May 2016 – VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS), the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider, is well on its way to becoming one of the largest in London, with annual recurring revenues having doubled again in the past 12 months. This was fueled by recent customer wins at its LONDON2 and LONDON4 locations, and continuing its progress in 2015 when VIRTUS recorded the highest total colocation MW sales of any operator in the London market, according to CBRE.
Through 2015 and 2016 VIRTUS has added a significant number of new customers across its data centre estates in Enfield, Hayes and Slough in addition to seeing continued expansion from existing customers. These new customers include global leading ICT provider T-Systems, who will join the existing 30+ Cloud providers within the VIRTUS Cloud Connect ecosystem; cybersecurity firm Symantec; Global Cloud Xchange, the owner of the world’s largest privately owned fibre optic network, and specialist cloud operators Vnetrix and AccessPoint taking additional capacity across the VIRTUS portfolio. The JISC relationship continues to grow with 3 new customers making a total of 16 education and research establishments now using the facility to interconnect, share data and enhance their research capabilities.
T-Systems, the IT services arm of Deutsche Telekom has reached an agreement to run its private and public cloud operations from VIRTUS’ LONDON2 facility, as part of a five year plan to close its private data centre in Feltham.
Mark Turner, Vice-President IT Delivery, T-Systems, commented: “We are very pleased to be joining the first-class cloud ecosystem of a company that understands the applications, solutions and needs of providers like us and our clients. LONDON2 is a leading UK facility and one which we believe will help our offering grow, and we look forward to a long-term successful relationship with VIRTUS.”
VIRTUS is one of the largest hybrid colocation providers in London, having increased its portfolio of high quality, cloud centric metro data centres with the acquisition of LONDON4 located in Slough in late 2015. VIRTUS has over 40MW of capacity across its three locations and is continuing to lead the market with its innovative, agile colocation services. VIRTUS is also one of only four data centre operators in London to have achieved Tier III design certification from the Uptime Institute and the only one certified using Excool technology, delivering a PUE of less than 1.2 and London’s lowest total cost of service.
Neil Cresswell, CEO, VIRTUS Data Centres added: “Our aim is to combine cutting edge design and technology with transparent and agile commercials to offer the very best tailored solutions and service for our customers. This unique approach to data centre service delivery is the reason we see continued growth across all business lines with the likes of T-Systems and Symantec collocating in our leading facilities. It’s been a fantastic start to the year, and one which we seek to improve upon.”
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VIRTUS Data Centres, the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider, owns, designs, builds and operates the country’s most efficient and flexible data centres. VIRTUS leads the industry with award winning innovation in hyper efficient, ultra-high density and highly interconnected facilities.
Located in and around London’s metro, VIRTUS offers the best of traditional retail and wholesale colocation models, combining dedicated support and complementary ecosystems with low cost, scalable and custom solutions, in uniquely flexible and customer friendly packages. Customers also benefit from Tier III certified, ultra-secure facilities, that provide 100 per cent uptime; protecting and connecting data, applications, networks and clouds within VIRTUS Data Centres and the global digital economy.
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