A new data centre is set to be built in Birmingham, which will see the city’s technology sector have a boost of over £2million.
Intercity Technology recently announced this lucrative investment, which will see the IT company expand even further across the second city, with their headquarters already based here.
With other bases already existing in Bolton and Elstree, as well as third-party data centres in London, Washington and Hong Kong, the project’s initial phase will begin with the construction of the company’s flagship data centre here in Birmingham.
Intercity Technology currently deliver a range of collaboration, cloud, managed and security services to more than 4,000 organisations, which allows their employees to work securely form anywhere in the world.
The new centre will have a fully backed-up power supply and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, ensuring 99.982 per cent availability for its customers’ applications and data, as well as supporting up to 100 racks and 0.5MW power budget.
A private high-capacity network will also provide connectivity to other Intercity Technology data centres, as well as bases in London and Manchester with interconnects to over 140 private and public service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
With recent turnover growing from £31.4m to £34.3m in the year to December 2017, the ambitious company is hoping their latest investment will provide even further success. Chief executive, Andrew Jackson, said: “We have been on a continuous upwards growth trajectory and path of innovation since our inception in 1985.
“Birmingham has provided us with the right ecosystem to grow and has a lot to offer ambitious technology companies.
“This is why we are committed to helping drive the Midlands Engine forward by investing significantly in our future here, and providing not just a state-of-the-art office, but a technology hub that benefits our customers and the wider region.
“As a people-first tech business, we always practice what we preach, and we’re confident that redeveloping our working environment will facilitate an even better work-life balance for our colleagues and will be essential as we continue to recruit and develop talent from the region and beyond.”
The team are looking to invest the remainder of the £2million worth of funds into redesigning their current Birmingham headquarters, which will enable them to provide a technology experience centre for customers and a revamped environment for its staff, alongside an auditorium and hot desking space.