The move will allow both companies to share experience and intelligence, providing the opportunity for Channel Island businesses to host data wholly or partly in the UK while benefiting from on island solutions. Virtus customers will also have access to offshore hosting through C5 Alliance’s data centres, and any migration of legacy data to either location will be streamlined.
Marc Lainé, managing director, C5 Alliance, views the agreement as a way to offer businesses greater flexibility when deciding how to manage their data.
‘We wanted to be in a position to address off island hosting needs for clients and looked at a number of providers,’ commented Marc. ‘We chose to partner with Virtus because of its unparalleled investment in technology. It’s an impressive operation with a highly efficient and secure offering.’
Darren Watkins, sales director, Virtus Data Centres, said, ‘Virtus are very excited about this partnership and the potential it brings to both organisations and our respective customers. C5 Alliance is a leading provider of managed services and colocation for the Channel Islands and we are pleased to be working with them on these joint initiatives.’