C5 Alliance partners with VIRTUS Data Centres

Published 2015-04-14 08:14:00

London, UNITED KINGDOM – 14th April 2015VIRTUS Data Centres Ltd. (VIRTUS), London's flexible and efficient data centre specialist, today announced it has formed a collaborative partnership with C5 Alliance, a Guernsey-based technology and business solution provider.

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 any migration of legacy data to either location will be streamlined.

Marc Lainé, Managing Director, C5 Alliance, 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, “ commented Marc. “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.”

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.”

Darren Watkins, Managing Director, VIRTUS Data Centres said: ‘VIRTUS are very excited about this partnership and the potential it brings to both organisations and our respective customers.  C5 Alliance is a leading provider of managed services and colocation for the Channel Islands and we are pleased to be working with them on these joint initiatives.’

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About the C5 Alliance Group

C5 Alliance Group Limited is the only locally owned, full-service, technology player in the Channel Islands. Following the acquisition of Itex Holdings Limited, C5 Alliance Group has over 150 IT experts and qualified consultants providing business solutions, IT services and outsourcing.

C5 Alliance Group’s vision is to create value for businesses large and small through high quality, innovative business solutions and IT services. The Group’s depth and range of expertise in these areas support clients in changing and running their businesses better; maximising efficiency to reduce costs and increase revenue.C5 Alliance Group is the only accredited Microsoft Gold Partner in the Channel Islands with Gold Business Intelligence, Gold Collaboration & Content (SharePoint), Gold Hosting, Gold Communications, Silver CRM, Silver Management and Virtualisation and Silver Server Platform, with offices in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.


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