Fujitsu announces opening of new £45 million datacentre

1/17/2003 - Fujitsu Services, one of Europe’s leading providers of managed services for IT infrastructure, has enhanced its position in the datacentre services market by investing £45 million in a new datacentre in Essex.

The datacentre will utilise advanced security technology, including proximity cards and biometric fingerprint scanning in all areas. The centre has 13 back up generators and comprehensive UPS facilities, which will allow it to remain operational for 48 hours independently of power cuts and other disasters. It will enable Fujitsu's customers to benefit from enhanced security of their data, dedicated technical space and lab facilities.

The Essex datacentre is part of Fujitsu's program constantly to upgrade its facilities including the replacement of existing large corporate servers. Fujitsu's goal is to consolidate its nine UK datacentres into five by 2005. Les Allen, director of datacentres, networks & internet managed services for Fujitsu Services said, "Fujitsu's investment of £45 million in this new datacentre underpins our commitment to our IT infrastructure management business. The services provided by this facility are the most advanced and secure in the South East of England, and will cater for tomorrow's data management needs."

About Fujitsu Services
Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has an annual turnover of £2.4 billion (€3.9 billion), employs 15,500 people and operates in over 30 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecoms, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from infrastructure consulting through integration and deployment.

Headquartered in London, Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a $38 billion (about €43 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace. Prior to April 2002 Fujitsu Services operated as ICL. Website:

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