Wi-Manx’s new Heywood House Datacentre is open for business and is set to help position the Island as one of the most sought-after hosting centres within the British Isles.
The multi-million pound facility was officially opened earlier this month by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam Wood, following a reception at Portofino Restaurant in Douglas.
The Isle of Man datacentre features the latest generation of technology – including resilient power, high-density cooling systems, access control, high-speed connectivity options, full DDoS protection and the latest in server and storage systems.
David Stickland, Wi-Manx’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: ‘We’re confident that the Heywood House Datacentre is the most modern hosting facility in the Island. We’ve invested a significant amount of time and resources and we’re already seeing strong interest from established Manx businesses, and businesses looking to relocate to, or be hosted in, the Isle of Man.’
Wi-Manx’s new range of hosting, disaster recovery and connectivity products will be marketed under its new hosting brand, Heywood.
The range of network and hosting solutions includes cloud hosting, colocation, voice servers and dedicated servers, while its managed services include security, load balancing, storage solutions and high performance network solutions.
David explained: ‘Research shows that the datacentre business is a growth sector, with an increasing number of businesses using outsourced datacentre facilities. The benefits to the Isle of Man of such growth are obvious, as we hope to attract global brand names and create local jobs to sustain this growth in the industry.
‘The opening of Heywood House establishes Wi-Manx as a strong player in this field. We have already identified several new growth markets which we are actively pursuing, which will also see us exhibiting at leading industry events around Europe. This has led to delegates from these industries arranging visits to the Island to meet us, view the facility and discuss how they can move aspects of their hosting operations to the Island.’