Scalable Data Centre-as-a-Service platforms for IBM i/OS environments
London - 19 July 2016: Next Generation Data (NGD) and its latest channel partner Procurri UK Ltd, a leading global independent provider of data centre equipment and lifecycle services, today announced a scalable range of data centre-as-a-service (DCaaS) platforms for securely hosting IBM i/OS cloud environments.
Delivered from NGD’s world class tier 3+ data centre facility the DCaaS solutions will provide system integrators and enterprise user organisations with a flexible, low risk approach to launching new and migrating existing IBM i/OS applications into the cloud.
Customers can take advantage of ready-to-run DCaaS hosting platforms comprising dedicated rack servers with various disk, I/O and backup configurations, power supply, cooling infrastructure and a wide range of high speed network connectivity options. Also included is the core application stack and coverage for IBM V5R4, V6R1, V7R1/R2 operating systems.
“Thousands of power and enterprise users depend on the IBM i/OS environment for running their critical and non-critical applications and services,” said Mat Jordan, Head of EMEA, Procurri UK Ltd. “With our new DCaaS IBM i/OS cloud hosting solution at NGD users can now benefit from the inherent elasticity and flexibility of the cloud while also reducing operating costs and capital expenditure.”
Steve Davis, NGD’s marketing director added: “IBM i/OS System Integrators and software vendors now have access to one of the largest and most technically advanced data centres for pre-testing and hosting applications and services on behalf of their customers. When it comes to moving their applications into the cloud NGD’s tier 3 infrastructure gives IT professionals and end users the additional confidence they expect for resilience, high availability and disaster recovery.”
In addition to providing the 24 x 7 monitored cloud hosting service, Procurri will also be able to offer customers expertise in IBM i/OS software development and legacy O/S upgrade services.
About Procurri Corporation Limited
Procurri Corporation Limited (“Procurri”) is one of the leading global independent providers of Data Centre Equipment and Lifecycle Services. By offering a converged network that combines the technology, finance and logistics domains, Procurri aims to be a global aggregator of enterprise hardware and services to its channels.
Incorporated in 2013, Procurri has grown rapidly through the years and now operates offices across three continents in the US, the UK, Mexico, China, Malaysia and Singapore, where its headquarters are located. Procurri’s business covers over 80 countries worldwide, providing a single touchpoint for its customers’ Data Centre Equipment and Lifecycle Services needs.
Procurri is partially owned by DeClout Limited which is listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST.
Located in the Cardiff Capital Region, NGD is a purpose-built carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility offering 750,000 sq feet (gross internal area) of highly secure and cost-effective space housing up to 19,000 racks. These can be arranged into self-contained and colocation data halls of various sizes all with independent services, resilient power and cooling systems. NGD Europe’s environmentally-friendly high level technology infrastructure has been designed to meet and exceed the ever increasing demand for more computing power. Among its many features are a high capacity 180 MVA power supply direct from the super grid and sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy; and a variety of on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects. For more information please visit www.ngd.co.uk