A North East based technology provider is strengthening its position in the UK through the acquisition of a data centre west of London.
Onyx Group have purchased the 12,000 square foot data centre in Slough to enable the Group to build a larger presence in the Capital.
The Group is developing its reputation as a key provider in the financial services market, with clients including some of the top banks and hedge fund providers.
The locality of the new facility will support the need for financial services companies to have low latency in data centres and also support Onyx’s London business.
The new data centre will add to Onyx’s five other data centres across the UK, and will provide facilities for businesses based along the M4 corridor.
Neil Stephenson, CEO of Onyx Group commented: “Data centres are fundamental to any business and are playing a greater role than ever as organisations look for secure and resilient locations to store their critical data and applications offsite.
“Combine this with the explosion in cloud computing, and data centre demand is at its highest, illustrating the importance they have to a business’s needs and, ultimately, its bottom line.”
The new facility also includes a 100 seat workplace recovery centre, which will enable businesses to relocate their offices in the event of a disruption.
The Centre is due to open in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games, which could provide major disruptions to the city, and will enable businesses to prepare for the potential impact it could have on their business.
The data centre adds to those the Group has in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne and North and South Yorkshire. It means the company now provides a unique offering to customers as it provides multi-site resilience for customer’s data and applications.
As well as its data centre infrastructure, business continuity is a key service Onyx provides and has several workplace recovery centres across the UK including Glasgow, Edinburgh and the North East.