Thursday 29 September 2016

Vodafone investing €7m in new data centre services for business customers

Published 25/08/2015 | 02:30

Liam O’Brien, head of enterprise product management, and Anne Sheehan, director of enterprise, Vodafone Ireland
Liam O’Brien, head of enterprise product management, and Anne Sheehan, director of enterprise, Vodafone Ireland

Vodafone is set to release a host of new data centre services for business and public sector clients this October.

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The company is spending €7m on improving infrastructure and technology available in its existing Dublin-based data centre in Clonshaugh.

The telecoms giant said the new investment will allow enterprise customers to enhance their IT security, increase their operational flexibility and reduce their costs.

The company said that the new services being introduced, which include data storage and managed hosting, will eliminate businesses' need to maintain extensive IT resources.

The enterprise director at Vodafone, Anne Sheehan, said: "We are very excited to expand our business division into cloud and hosting services for large companies and public sector clients.

"This further consolidates our position as Ireland's total communications provider for enterprise," she said

"Our customers such as Ryanair are increasingly moving their critical IT services to the cloud, and as a result of this announcement today, Vodafone Ireland can now offer our business customers the ability to host their IT services in Vodafone's secure data centre facilities."

Some of the other services that Vodafone is introducing with the investment include government-grade security to protect the network as well as IT infrastructure and co-location services. Vodafone said the new services will complement existing capabilities from Vodafone Cloud & Hosting services across a network of 18 data centres in the UK, Germany and South Africa.

It said that organisations using the new Irish facilities will benefit from the global breadth and high levels of security of its global network. The new move has brought Vodafone Ireland's recent investments to €25m.

Irish Independent

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