C5 Alliance in Guernsey has formed a collaborative partnership with London-based data centre specialist VIRTUS.
The move will allow both companies to share experience and intelligence, providing the opportunity for Channel Island businesses to host data wholly or partly in the UK while benefitting from on-island solutions. VIRTUS customers will also have access to offshore hosting through C5 Alliance’s data centres, and migration of legacy data to either location will be streamlined.
Marc Lainé, managing director of C5 Alliance in Guernsey views the agreement as a way to offer businesses greater flexibility when deciding how to manage their data.
“We wanted to be in a position to address off-island hosting needs for clients and looked at a number of providers. We chose to partner with VIRTUS because of its unparalleled investment in technology. It’s an impressive operation with a highly efficient and secure offering,” he said.
VIRTUS operates certified data centres from two London locations. Its offering includes limitless bandwidth, up to six layers of security for clients and the lowest PUE (power usage effectiveness) rating available in the UK from a provider of its type. Its industry leading efficiencies in cooling and power distribution are both environmentally friendly and beneficial to clients by lowering costs.
“The partnership will allow both VIRTUS and C5 to expand their networks through cross-referrals and share ideas and information with a business that isn’t a direct competitor,” said Mr Lainé.
“We hope to continue to increase our offering to Channel Islands businesses through partnerships with other providers across the globe. We are pleased that we have been able to begin this process with such an outstanding provider in the centre of the UK’s primary business and digital hub.”