Leeds-based Firstnet Solutions has added colocation, cloud platforms and disaster recovery to its services portfolio following the opening of its first purpose built data centre facility in the city.
A key feature of the launch is Firstnet's own cloud solution, powered by Nutanix and targeted at SMEs.
Firstnet Solutions MD David Cusworth said: "The opportunity to expand and invest in this building to create a certified Tier III facility was too good to miss.
"Our customers now have access to the latest technology in managed services and a host of additional support, including office space with over 100 desks designed specifically for workplace recovery and relocation needs.
"We envisage that this data centre will create more than 100 new jobs, providing an important source of local employment."
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