IO aims to break down the barriers for new customers looking to move providers.

IO aims to break down the barriers for new customers looking to move providers.

IO a leading data centre services company, has today announced that it will work with new customers to reduce the costs of physical migration to its Slough data centre, in conjunction with market-leading relocation specialists Technimove.  In a UK trial, IO is working with Technimove to assist customers in identifying and managing costs for physical relocation to IO’s site in Slough.

This initiative aims to minimise an often substantial and unforeseen barrier to relocating IT infrastructure.  The physical relocation of IT infrastructure can represent between 10 and 85 per cent of the total migration cost for any client. By identifying costs upfront and working with customers to manage them, IO hopes that more companies will feel comfortable in relocating their critical infrastructure.

Rob Cooper, Colocation Sales Director at IO.London, said: “This offer is all about transparency. It’s often the case that companies choose not to move their equipment because they’re wary of the hidden costs and risks involved.”  “Given the size of the market, the process of IT relocation should ensure that customers are getting the best deal.

Instead many are being effectively locked into expensive providers by prohibitively expensive moving costs. By simplifying and identifying that cost upfront, and devising ways to manage or reduce such costs, we’re giving these companies the choice and ability to diversify their estates with confidence,” Cooper continued.  With over 18 years of experience, Technimove is the market leading physical data centre migration company. Their expertise in migration co-ordination and support stems from thousands of successful projects.

Tom Forbes, Director at Technimove, said: “We’re delighted to work alongside IO in order to facilitate this relationship. It’s crucial that successful IT migration projects are conducted seamlessly, but by identifying and minimising this cost for new customers we’re confident that lots of companies will reconsider whether their existing provider is right for them.”   IO launched its London data centre in 2015. With more than 10,000 square metres, the Slough-based facility features highly resilient power, a dedicated substation and houses the first international deployment of advanced ECO modules.

The collaboration with Technimove is another proof-point of IO’s commitment to a transparent way of doing business..  The company operates six facilities across three continents, and two of the largest data centres in the world. It is a global leader in software-defined data centres, pioneering the next generation of deployments in this field. Last month IO announced that it had recently closed $505 million in financing from Deutsche Bank and Macquarie Capital which it is using to expand its data centre footprint globally.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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