Elitetele.com has acquired a secret, state-of-the-art data centre in a move that completes Elite’s transition from a switchless reseller to a full ISP with carrier capabilities and multiple data centre facilities.
After a string of high profile network attacks including Domino’s Pizza, Reuters, The Sun and more, CEO Matt Newing, saw this as a potential opportunity to bring better network security to UK businesses. He says: “Hosting, the cloud and network connectivity is big business, but security is a concern to many businesses. This is where the market is heading.”
The highly secure data centre already looks after public sector data and many important global corporations including insurance and finance, which is why Newing cannot reveal any details of its location.
With this acquisition, Elite officially launches a full range of data centre services, including managed firewalls, unified threat management, colocation and its very own hosted PBX, Elite Plus Talk, which is embedded within its own recently launched core MPLS Network.
Newing continues: “We’ve been acquiring unified comms businesses in recent years to get a decent hold on the hosted and network connectivity market, and now with our own infrastructure we have a serious competitive advantage.”
Earlier this year Elite made a further £780,000 investment into its own core network, offering MPLS and private connectivity services to businesses. Newing comments; “Adding our own security measures and acquiring this data centre completes the solution for our clients and helps companies navigate their way through the minefield that can be buying, installing and securing big networks – we can do it all, plus the voice too.”
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