Virtus Data Centres has announced that it has signed a 15-yr agreement with the Daisy Group plc; an AIM listed company.

The Daisy Group, a leading provider of unified business communication services, has taken 500kW of IT load at Virtus’ brand new LON1 data center primarily for hosting its customers’ business critical IT platforms.   

Andrew Goldwater, managing director of New Business at Daisy Group plc, said, “We are delighted to announce that we have added a new hosting facility to our already extensive data center portfolio. The addition of the North London data center comes at a crucial turning point for hosting services, as we believe 2013 will see a big take up of hybrid cloud solutions.

“That’s why we have invested in three new people within our hosting team, further developed our cloud offering, and recently acquired the management of new premises and customers; all in the last six months.”

Warren Barrie, MD, Virtus, commented, “At Virtus we recognise that successful businesses like Daisy rely heavily on the service quality of its partners and suppliers. We are committed to delivering a scalable infrastructure platform to support Daisy’s expansion across both its cloud and hosting businesses. Both Daisy and Virtus have committed to a long-term partnership set to develop across multiple Virtus data center sites.” 

Virtus designs, builds, and operates Tier III data centers that offer world-class connectivity with access to diverse high-speed resilient networks. Its infrastructure delivers the highest levels of redundancy, reliability, and standards-based operation, with 2N UPS power, N+1 cooling and advanced alarm and monitoring systems.