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Sungard Availability Services expands UK data centre footprint

Sungard Availability Services expands UK data centre footprint

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In response to growing demand in 2020 for colocation and cloud services, Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of highly-available, cloud-connected infrastructure in North America and Europe, has announced significant expansion of its data centre footprint in Woking. The company’s newly expanded Technology Centre 3 (TC3) data hall is now open for use, enabling incremental growth of 1.5MW of resilient power. Sungard AS’ Connected Infrastructure Hubs provide customers access to high-performance, low-latency connectivity to public cloud environments and other global destinations.

As the demand for Hybrid IT is increasing, the UK’s data centre market continues to expand and is now predicted to be worth £6.6 billion by 2025. Witnessing positive re-investment in data centre space in the UK from public sector organisations and the energy, retail and financial services industries, Sungard AS continues to commit to the market by expanding its Woking data centre footprint.

“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, 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 Sungard AS’ integrated data centre services are granted full-time access to the space they require, with the knowledge that it is supported by a robust and secure infrastructure, allowing them to focus on navigating pressing business challenges. Support for customers includes 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,” concludes Huggett. “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.”

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