Managed IT solutions and services experts ITPS have completed an expansion project to add 3,000 square foot of data hall space to its high specification data centre on the Drum Estate in County Durham.
The move has been driven by increased demand for ITPS’s services, after it received the seal of approval from NHS Digital to deliver services for the new UK-wide Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) and was selected by Microsoft as one of the early adopters of the new Azure Stack cloud solution.
The data centre acts as the flagship hub of ITPS’s network operations, which span three data centres across the UK.
Managing director Garry Sheriff said: “Since we established the data centre in 2014 we have seen substantial growth, and thanks to a series of new client wins, we’re expanding our capacity much sooner than expected.
“Society is in the midst of a period of unprecedented change, with experts estimating that 20bn ‘internet of things’ devices will need to be connected by 2020. That means a massive amount of data will need to be stored, processed, backed up and managed in a safe and secure environment.
“Our decision to create a high specification data centre here in the North East was based on predicting the growth in cloud services and a shift towards effectively renting, rather than buying, ICT infrastructure and services.
“We already have clients housed in our new data hall two, which reinforces our ability to offer all sizes and types of organisation high performance, expert data centre services and solutions right on their doorstep.”