Originally founded in 1998 as an integrated internet and telecommunications company, iomart Group plc has evolved to become one of Europe’s largest providers of managed hosting, colocation, data centre, and business continuity services, serving over 300,000 customers each day. The Group consists of Easyspace, Netintelligence and iomart, for both the consumer and business.
The one key feature that sets iomart apart from its data center competitors is that it, with its ISP background, it is essentially a managed hosting services company that owns data centers. Recognizing that the company could not truly offer a 100% uptime guarantee when it did not have direct control over the full end to end customer journey, iomart made the decision to purchase data center infrastructure. Four data centers were purchased in 2007, and iomart invested 14 months and £18M equipping, upgrading and commissioning the facilities located in Glasgow, London, Nottingham and Leicester totaling 3,500m2 of high tech space.
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