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QuoVadis builds multi- million dollar data centre in Hamilton

Bermudian technology company QuoVadis has built a multi-million dollar new data centre in central Hamilton.

SecureCentre City, as the company has named the facility, is designed to cater to exempt companies' needs for hosting, private cloud and disaster recovery services.

Without disclosing the exact location, QuoVadis said the centre offers more than 50 racks suited to the high density/high power servers used by many large organisations on the Island. SecureCentre City is designed to Tier 3-standards that provide complete redundancy for all critical systems.

As part of the QuoVadis expansion, the company has named Gavin Dent a 20-year veteran of Bermuda's IT sector as CEO of its subsidiary QuoVadis Services Ltd, which will, with expanded resources and staffing, focus on the co-location, virtual hosting and managed IT services business.

The new corporate structure allows the existing management of sister company QuoVadis Ltd to focus on its fast-growing international digital certificate business, which has offices in Switzerland, Holland and the United Kingdom.

QuoVadis opened its first SecureCentre facility in 2003. The facility has weathered such critical events as Hurricane Fabian and the Belco fire without any impact on customers' uptime, according to the company.

“Even with the building boom that Bermuda has enjoyed in recent years, many large companies quickly discover that they do not want the risk or cost of running their own data centre,” Mr Dent said.

“QuoVadis focuses on specialised data centre operations, allowing customers to maintain concentration on their own core business. By using an experienced provider like QuoVadis, companies maintain their flexibility while lowering both their costs and operational risk.”

In addition to a focus on resilience and uptime, the new QuoVadis SecureCentre CITY deploys the latest technologies to ensure high energy efficiency.

“Each new generation of technology becomes more powerful, and as that density grows, so do demands for heat and cooling,” said Mr. Dent. “Our focus on server density and energy efficiency will ultimately benefit our customers who require outsourced hosting and collocations solutions that will provide long term operational cost savings.”

A large part of the power consumption is driven by the cooling of the servers. As demand for data centres is rising around the world, so is the carbon footprint of IT. It has been reported that data centres use about two percent of all electricty consumed in the UK, for example.

The new SecureCentre City is designed to support the needs of customers looking to outsource their internal production systems using the latest technologies that provide flexible hosting options, lowered IT costs, reduced business risk and higher systems availability.

“Our customers' requirements have evolved from outsourcing of IT disaster recovery to using QuoVadis as an outsourced production data centre running live mission critical systems,” Mr Dent said.

QuoVadis worked with Secure IT Environments Ltd in the UK, a specialist in building complex modular data centres. Local support was provided by Bermuda Project Managers Ltd as well as Aruajo Construction, BAC, Belco and Besco. SecureCentre City will be fully operational in January.

For more information, see http://quovadisglobal.bm/

Meeting data demand: Inside the new QuoVadis SecureCentre City data centre in central Hamilton

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Published December 17, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 17, 2010 at 6:41 am)

QuoVadis builds multi- million dollar data centre in Hamilton

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