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York IT Company Makes £1.2 Million Investment


6:25pm 5th February 2013

York IT company, Bytemark Hosting is spending £1.2 million pounds on a new data centre in the city.

Matthew Bloch, Bytemark's Managing Director, commented:

"We're announcing a £1.2m investment into building our own new data centre here in York. When complete, it will house several thousand high-powered servers, reliably and swiftly accessible to internet users worldwide."

"We're buying the fastest direct fibre-optic connectivity we can, linking our site diversely to Manchester and London at a total of 20 gigabits per second, enough to allow thousands of home broadband and corporate users to simultaneously access our customers' web sites at a pace that UK internet users have come to expect."

"This will be a boost for York, for technical staff looking for work here, and the businesses in the region who want to deal with a growing local firm.   Bytemark has been in business for over 10 years and in that time we've had to rent space in premium facilities in Manchester and London.  Now that we can put our money where our heart is, and invest in our home town, Bytemark will be taking charge of every part of its service.  This will help our existing worldwide customers, but especially those in Yorkshire who can come and see what they're getting."

"We're proud of Bytemark's rising national profile, and I want this data centre to help attract technical staff and businesses to the area.  Both of these will help us drive demand for our high-powered hosting services."

Bytemark Hosting has been headquartered in York since its foundation in 2002, and recently held an anniversary party in the Merchant Adventurer's Hall.  It turned over £2.5m in the last financial year with 16 staff.

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