Newcastle, UK – 03 April 2023: Stellium Datacenters, owner and operator of one of the UK’s largest purpose-built data centre campuses, today announced a strategic partnership with ITPS, enabling the fast-growing County Durham headquartered technology services provider to bolster its failover and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities at its own state of the art data centre.
To include a direct point of presence (POP) at Stellium 1, this follows ITPS’s requirement for ensuring guaranteed uptime and service availability to its public and private sector clients. These rely on the company’s comprehensive portfolio of managed services including cloud, connectivity, cyber security, managed services, professional services, and data and analytics.
“Business continuity and maximum resilience is a key requirement of our clients and demands we utilise a multiple carrier-neutral data centre model that mitigates any emergency, disaster or threat striking our own Tier 3 data centre,” said Simon Newton, CEO at ITPS.
“Our partnership with Stellium sees two major data centre providers in the North East team up to provide a highly robust, optimum solution for clients, including flagship hosting of 5G for the region, and create a key POP for clients in the NHS and other public sector services, and universities and councils.
“It further strengthens ITPS’s overall service offering with the provision of an additional layer of back up servers, dark fibre connections and a direct network presence at Stellium’s world-class facility. Essentially we add extra services to their portfolio, while they add scale to our operations.
“Stellium also brings the added benefits of being home to Newcastle’s Internet Exchange (NCL-IX) and a major international subsea landing station, both of which are of growing strategic importance from a network latency and security perspective.”
Ed Bissell, Sales Director, Stellium Datacenters added: “This is a further example of how Stellium is supporting leading IT service providers based in the North of England with leading-edge data centre and communications facilities. We are delighted ITPS has chosen our campus as a strategic location for providing highly secure and resilient failover server and network contingencies. Our collaboration will also enable ITPS to resell colocation space at Stellium while we can offer our customers access to their extensive managed services portfolio.”
Stellium 1 is the only UK data centre with a secure landing station for housing the world’s latest subsea cable networks. These include AquaComms (to/from the US on the North Atlantic Loop) and Altibox (to/from the Nordics/Mainland Europe on NO-UK). Stellium also hosts the NCL-IX Exchange offering multiple peering opportunities to customers to minimise latency and transit costs.