Bytemark Hosting, a York-based internet firm with a £2.5m turnover,
have announced a £1.2m investment to get their first wholly owned datacentre ready by May.
Matthew Bloch, its Managing Director, commented:
“Bytemark has had consistent year on year growth in good times and bad, 30% just last year, and that is testament to the reputation that our staff and technical focus have built.
We’ve previously outsourced data centre floor space in Manchester and London, so by putting the profits back into the business and opening our own facility, we’ll have complete control over both costs and setup. We will also be able to expand our service offerings through our new site, offering customers resilient hosting between two cities.
We’re also working to bring that level of resiliency to BigV, our self-service cloud hosting product.”
Operations Director, Peter Taphouse, commented:
“We’ve chosen Sudlows, one of the most respected Data Centre M&E specialists in the country, for the initial build-out, spending £650,000 with them in the first stage.
We’ve also worked closely with Level 3, Gamma Telecom and City Fibre Holdings to ensure full diversity for the network to the site.
The new datacentre will have room for several thousand servers, at least doubling our current capacity, with 20Gb/sec of connectivity via a 10Gb/sec diverse fibre ring between York, Leeds and Manchester and London.”
Bytemark is a 10-year old provider of managed hosting services, and is well known in the UK for its small expert staff and bureaucracy-free approach to business. It boasts clients in central government, the NHS and multi-million pound ecommerce sites.
For additional comment and further information, please contact Tim Dobson on 01904 890 890 or email tim at bytemark dot co.uk