IT firm moves to quadruple capacity as demand soars
The growing trend for businesses to outsource their information technology infrastructure has seen Wolverhampton-based VeloxServ Communications open a major new data centre in the city.
The facility has quadrupled its capacity, creating five jobs and will provide services for businesses of every size and type.
Data centres house the equipment used to power a wide range of IT applications, from websites and database systems, to smartphone apps and online games. Businesses are increasingly accessing these facilities from external service providers, instead of building their own data centres.
The managing director of VeloxServ Communications, Craig Messer, explained: "Our services enable businesses to access vital computer and networking systems without the capital investment required to build and maintain their own secure and reliable infrastructure. Clients can either house their own equipment in the data centre, or utilise our systems on-demand."
VeloxServ's new Wolverhampton data centre has been created by converting a former industrial building into a dedicated hub for information technology services. Over £200,000 has been invested in digital and physical security measures, as well as equipment to ensure uninterrupted power and network connectivity supplies.
The investment represents a major milestone for the business, which was founded eight years ago by Wolverhampton-born Mr Messer. It has grown from a sole-trader venture into a business operating data centres in Wolverhampton and London, supporting clients ranging from small website design agencies to national retailers.
Craig Messer said: "By investing in Wolverhampton, we can provide clients across the region with facilities that are within easy reach of their businesses, 24 hours a day, throughout the year."
The MP for Wolverhampton North, Emma Reynolds, was instrumental in campaigning for the local telecommunications infrastructure works required to facilitate hi-tech businesses such as VeloxServ.
Ms Reynolds said: "This new centre will create jobs for local people and provide greater capacity to support local businesses with IT solutions. I strongly welcome and encourage local companies like VeloxServ Communications investing in our city to help it further realise its potential."
For more information visit www.veloxserv.co.uk or call 0800 084 3521.
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