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iomart unveiled new network capacity expansion

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Cloud and security services provider iomart has announced a new network expansion to meet future demand.

The company has invested nearly £2 million in next generation core routing technology from Cisco, which will provide 100GB capacity on its network with the ability to scale to 400GB.

As a result, iomart customers are set to benefit from faster connections to support their data and applications, according to the company.

“This is a significant investment that supports our growth strategy and underlines our commitment to provide businesses with the services they need to support their future operations,” said Reece Donovan, CEO, iomart.

“The investment ensures our customers will have the ability to deliver content and services faster than ever and without disruption.” 

Using 5th generation ASR technology at the point where iomart’s private fibre network intersects with the internet, the planned network expansion will reduce the chance of bandwidth bottlenecks, enabling content like on-demand video, voice and cloud services to travel along the optical fibre at speed, according to the company.

Ishbell MacPhail, Regional Leader, Cisco added, “In the last year, connected technologies and applications have played a major role and helped to solve unexpected challenges in all industries – from home schooling to healthcare.

“iomart’s focus on reliability and speed will see them continue to play a key role in a new, connected normal. We’re delighted to be working with them.”

Capacity will increase from 10GB to 100GB through two of the most interconnected peering facilities in Europe, Telehouse London and Equinix in Slough, and through iomart’s largest data centre in Maidenhead.

iomart said it is also increasing resiliency for its customers in its key data centres with the addition of extra fibre routes.

iomart’s private network infrastructure stretches for more than 2,000 km across the UK, supporting multi-cloud strategies of businesses.

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