Speaking at the launch of the company's state-of-the art new data centre, SCC Managing Director James Rigby said that with 80% of the nation's business IT systems running obsolete or unsupported software, companies must find new ways of procuring IT systems or risk being left behind by their competitors. Citing examples like the firm's £20 million data facility, which provides a leading-edge offering designed to deliver a series of security, efficiency and cost benefits, he said that purchasing solutions on demand as part of a fully-hosted utility service is fast becoming the logical way to move forward.
“There really never has been a better time to begin migrating towards the hosted services model. On the one hand we have enormous downward pressure on IT budgets, a raft of approaching environmental regulations and the need to maintain the latest, most efficient systems, while on the other we have a method of delivering all three outcomes quickly, cheaply and effectively. Cloud computing has emerged as a credible option for enterprise customers to securely consume utility services anywhere, anytime and at predictable costs,” said Rigby.
Located in its Midlands-based International Technology campus, SCC's Dual Data Centre sites are at the heart of the UK transport network, allowing easy access for engineers while also avoiding any problems caused by the potential infrastructural and power issues associated with London from ongoing growth. Directly connected to a nationwide, next generation fibre optic network, SCC's facility offers a raft of business products ranging from hosted email services to virtual desktop systems from an installation built to meet exacting government security and safety standards.
Businesses using hosted services like those offered by SCC enjoy a number of benefits. In addition to having scalable access to the latest software, 24-hour support and data replication and disaster recovery options which enable firms to keep running even when disaster strikes, the environmental and space savings alone can be considerable, with power costs being significantly reduced by the centre's deployment of green technologies.
SCC Services Director Mike Swain said: “Offering guaranteed service levels, significant cost savings and a substantial reduction in carbon emissions, the data centre is fast becoming the beating heart of the UK's most exciting businesses. We can combine systems integration, solutions know how and services expertise to deliver a tailor made solution for each and every customer that ticks every box.”
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