New Infinity data centre at heart of Advanced’s cloud plans
Mon 21 Jul 2014
IT services company, Advanced Computer Software Group has added a new data centre to its portfolio under a five-year deal with provider, Infinity to boost its drive into cloud services.
Described as a strategic move to support its growth plans, Advanced was due to begin operations from Infinity’s new-build Tier III data centre in July 2014. Advanced currently operates from five UK data centres – three in London, and one each in Bridgwater and Manchester.
The Infinity site was chosen from a shortlist of 10 said Neil Cross (left), the managing director of Advanced Computer Software Group’s managed services division, Advanced 365. “Each had its own challenges in terms of meeting the Advanced requirements,” he said. “In some cases the suppliers were not ready to implement the type of high-availability service that we required to support our customers and in other instances there were geographical challenges that presented themselves. The final selection was made based on a blend of geographical, technological and financial decision factors.”
Advanced offers IT managed services ranging from desktop support to Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), to more than 800 customers. Cross said the move “supports the expansion” of his division.
Advanced’s decision to partner directly with Infinity, a specialist data centre provider, rather than through a third party, was to “ensure” a competitive cost model. However, Cross declined to give any further details on the commercial aspects of the deal.
Vin Murria (right), CEO, Advanced Computer Software Group plc, said: “It is vital for us to have scalable infrastructure to support our growth ambitions. Infinity’s new, top-of-the-range data centre provides all-important expansion room and quality facilities so that we can effectively support both new and existing customers from across the UK.”