Sungard AS expands UK datacentre footprint

Sungard Availability Services has today opened its newly expanded Technology Centre 3 data hall, the latest of its Connected Infrastructure Hubs offering high-performance, low-latency connectivity to public cloud environments and other global destinations.

The launch marks a significant expansion of its datacentre footprint in Surrey, enabling incremental growth of 1.5MW of resilient power.

“Demand for both data centre capacity and services grows every year, particularly this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced an increase in remote working for millions of UK citizens, with companies increasingly reliant on internet connectivity and cloud infrastructure to compete and grow,” comments Chris Huggett (pictured), senior vice-president, Europe and India sales at Sungard Availability Services. “With organisations across the globe re-evaluating how their employees work and interact with customers, having the right data centre colocation environment in place that enables organisations to transition easily to cloud will form a critical part of their future success.”

Companies using the integrated datacentre services are granted full-time access to the space they require, with support including colocation, managed hosting, network, security and cloud services.

“We believe this expansion of our offerings will help customers overcome the challenges they face in the months and years ahead, allowing them to adapt and scale in new ways,” Huggett added. “The course of 2020 has not been easy for many companies; the landscape has changed for how many operate across the world indefinitely. This expansion provides us with an opportunity to support them on this journey, and whatever the next 12 months might bring, they can be reassured they will have the capacity, efficiency and support they require.”

The UK’s fast expanding datacentre market is predicted to be worth £6.6bn by 2025.

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