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April 20, 2015

Secure IT builds Solihull Council data centre

West Midlands council will increase hosting capacity for better IT organisation.

By Joao Lima

Secure IT Environments has been commissioned by Solihull Council, West Midlands, to build its latest data centre.

The solution will be part of the Council’s IT infrastructure, housing servers and storage equipment that run software, process and store data for the organisation.

Measuring 390sqm, construction on-site is due to start in late April. Costs have not been disclosed.

The council aims to improve its energy efficiency and the quality of digital services provided to staff and the general public.

Solihull Council said: "The new data centre is key to ensuring business continuity for all services within the Council. It will help us to reduce energy consumption and provide a cost effective solution for the future.

"We received many excellent proposals in the tender process and are pleased to be awarding this project to Secure I.T. Environments."

Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T. Environments added: "More and more council services are moving online, making the resilience and performance of data centres even more important.

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"Eventually online will become the primary way citizens gain access to council services and we’re looking forward to getting started on this challenging project."

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