Enterprise mobility, cloud and IT security specialist, Intercity Technology, has pledged an investment of over £2 million into the Birmingham region over the next year; and is hoping to cement its position as a driving force for technology and innovation in the Midlands.
The initial phase of the project is said to begin with the construction of the company’s flagship data centre, which will complement its existing facilities in Bolton, Elstree, and third-party data centres in London, Washington and Hong Kong; providing the additional infrastructure needed to support its growing pool of customers and facilitate future expansion.
Built to meet Tier 3 certification requirements, the new data centre promises to have a fully backed-up power supply and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, ensuring 99.982% availability for its customers’ applications and data, as well as supporting up to 100 racks and 0.5MW power budget.
The company says a private high-capacity network will also provide resilient connectivity to other Intercity Technology datacentres, as well as data centres in London and Manchester with interconnects to over 140 private and public service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
The company plans to invest the remainder of the funds into completely redesigning its headquarters to provide a technology experience centre for customers and a revamped environment for colleagues, alongside an auditorium and hot desking space to enable customers and other organisations to benefit further from the team’s specialist IT knowledge.
This investment follows a period of intense growth for the company over the last three years, including the acquisitions of both Gage Networks and Imerja.
Andrew Jackson, CEO at Intercity Technology comments, “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 practise 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.”