10 April 2017
Leeds-based IT managed service provider Firstnet Solutions has opened its first data centre in the city.
The company says the new facility has been designed as a bespoke data centre and is not a building conversion.
It is carrier agnostic with multiple redundant connections, and is also said to feature multiple hardware failover, physical security, and a low carbon footprint design.
With an existing phase one 400 rack data hall and parallel redundant engineering infrastructure, including 24/7 security and technical support, Firstnet reckons its facility will offer a level of service and quality which, following its planned upgrade to Tier III, will not be found elsewhere in the region.
The company is also simultaneously launching its own enterprise cloud solution, powered by Nutanix, which is particularly aimed at SMEs.
Firstnet Solutions’ MD David Cusworth says “Our customers will now have access to managed services and a host of additional support, including a 100+ desk office space for workplace recovery and relocation needs.
The opening of the data centre will also enable us to offer vital disaster recovery services to businesses using data centres outside the area.”
He adds that the facility is anticipated to create more than 100 new jobs over the next two years.