Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, today announced that it has signed a ten-year agreement with Phoenix, a specialist IT Services company, to meet growing demand from Phoenix’s Sales Partners for secure, cost effective and energy efficient data centres. Phoenix will take immediate occupation of a 500m2 Modular Data Centre within Colt’s London-3 facility, enabling the company to quickly expand its range of exclusive services to its network of Partners in the UK and throughout Europe.
Paul Parrish, Managing Director of Phoenix IT Services Limited, said, “We have been looking to expand our data centre footprint for some time and the combination of time-to-delivery, high energy efficiency and quality of operation set Colt’s Modular Data Centre apart. In addition, the solution’s scalability provides us with an offering that will enable us to remain highly competitive and rapidly deliver on changing market demands.”
Colt’s Modular Data Centre meets the two key criteria the Partners at Phoenix demand – data security and low energy consumption, all within a single facility. Colt’s Modular Data Centre is ISO27001 certified, providing customers with the confidence that their information is protected and has a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.21.
The Modular Data Centre will provide Phoenix with their own Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) plant demarcation and their own complete security control. In effect delivering the benefits of a dedicated data centre within a shared facility. Phoenix’s strategy is focused on supporting its Partners in offering a full spectrum of hosting services by supplementing their own capabilities.
“This agreement demonstrates Colt’s leadership position in the market. Customers like Phoenix are increasingly recognising that the Modular Data Centre’s unique design provides a flexible, energy efficient solution that can expand to support a rapidly growing business with changing energy, space and power demands,” commented Bernard Geoghegan, Executive Vice President at Colt Data Centre Services.
About Colt Modular Data Centres
- Colt delivers highly flexible data centre halls to customers in less than four months, compared with up to two years for a traditional data centre
- Colt Modular Data Centres are now available in 125m2, 250m2 and 375m2data halls or multiple combinations of each model in addition to the 500m2 standard size and in Tier levels 2, 3, 3+ or 4 throughout the entire range
- Colt Modular Data Centres can be delivered to either a Colt or customer-owned site
- Colt’s innovative Modular Data Centre design has been recognised by the Datacentre Leaders’ Awards 2010
Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 21-country, 33,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 17,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.
In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality modular data centres which are rapid to deploy and power efficient.
Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net
About Phoenix IT Services Limited
Phoenix IT Services delivers services and solutions encompassing a broad range of information technologies across the enterprise environment. Our range of Managed IT Infrastructure services are all delivered through a unique partner only model. We can engage as a subcontractor, managed service provider or out-tasking/outsourcing Partner. All of our solutions are supported by recognised industry accreditations and quality standards.
Phoenix IT Services is a vendor independent company employing more than 1800 staff with some 1200 having been transferred under TUPE over the course of the last few years. Our distributed services are delivered by over 1200 technical specialists.
Our focus is on building long-term strategic relationships with our Partners. Several of our business relationships have been in place for many years and we support some of the world’s largest organisations on behalf of our Partners. Working with our Partners to develop innovative, tailored solutions, Phoenix provides a complete portfolio of service offerings designed to complement our Partner’s propositions.
For more information and to see our complete services portfolio please visit www.phoenix.co.uk
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