iomart Group Makes Multi-Million Pound Investment in Data Centre Fibre Network
LONDON, October 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Geo Networks creates dedicated super-fast fibre network for UK cloud computing company
Leading cloud computing company iomart Group plc has today announced a multi-million
pound investment in a new optical fibre network that will provide its customers with the
fastest connectivity and transit of data between its data centres and the main UK internet
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) has entered into a 10 year agreement with Geo Networks Ltd
(Geo) to deliver high capacity fibre connectivity into its six UK data centre locations.
The new fibre network means that iomart will no longer rely on routing customers’
connectivity via multiple providers, giving it total control over its own network.
Angus MacSween, CEO, iomart Group plc, said: “We are investing millions of pounds over
the next decade to give iomart one of the fastest and most resilient fibre networks of any
cloud computing company in the UK. Customers on our network will have the fastest
connections allowing them to move huge amounts of data at the highest speeds wherever they
are located. It allows us to take our network right up to our customers’ doors which is of
huge benefit to organisations wanting secure, private cloud environments.”
The new fibre network will provide a 1,860 kilometre business critical fibre
superhighway linking iomart’s six data centre locations in London, Glasgow, Manchester,
Maidenhead, Nottingham and Leicester. Connectivity between iomart Group’s Glasgow and
London data centres will be four times faster than the current industry average.
Angus MacSween added: “This will significantly increase our current capacity and
national reach, ensuring that we can provide customers with unlimited bandwidth and
greater reliability and security, increasing their capability and potential to grow.”
Chris Smedley, Chief Executive of Geo commented, “Geo’s business is all about
providing dedicated fibre private network solutions to high growth businesses like iomart.
These high performance networks give our customers scalability, security, speed of
deployment and control and are the ideal solution for market-leading cloud computing and
hosting businesses. We welcome iomart to our growing customer base and are confident that
its customers will be delighted with the services they receive over this new fibre
A video explaining the benefits of the new network in more detail is available at
About iomart Group plc
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is one of the UK’s leading providers of bespoke
mission-critical cloud and managed hosting services,
By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure, iomart Group plc
offers world-beating levels of service and a unique 100% uptime guarantee with all hosting
services being engineered to ensure no single point of failure.
iomart Group plc operates in its chosen markets through a number of subsidiaries:
iomart Hosting, Melbourne Server Hosting, RapidSwitch, Easyspace and Westcoastcloud. The
Group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM)
since April 2000. It was voted Scotland PLC of the Year 2012 and is ranked as one of the
world’s top cloud and managed service providers by Talkin’ Cloud. For more information
Geo is the only company in the UK solely focused on the designing and building of bespoke
dedicated fibre network solutions. Geo’s revolutionary and flexible approach means that
for the first time, organisations can own and control their networks, ensuring that
security, high bandwidth and resilience are guaranteed.
By allowing its customers to directly own and control the underlying optical fibre
that is at the heart of their data network, Geo is the only truly open access network
provider in the UK. It provides an extensive range of solutions including fully managed
networks, dark fibre and co-location services. Geo enables network solutions throughout
the UK and in the London area. Customers include mobile operators, service providers,
major banks and the public sector.
This year Geo was named Vendor of the Year by eGaming Review magazine. The company was
a finalist in the 2011 UK Customer Experience Awards, listed as the UK’s 3rd fastest
growing telecoms & networking company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for 2010 and
Geo was also shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100: Barclays Corporate
Performance Excellence Award. Visit http://www.geo-uk.net for more information.
For more information please contact: Jane Robertson PR Manager iomart Group plc firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)7827-948-993 Twitter: @iomartgroup For Geo, Caroline Beer, geoPRteam@metia.com +44(0)20-3100-3796
SOURCE iomart Group plc and Geo Networks