As Northern Ireland businesses gear up to navigate an uncertain 2023, Northern Ireland’s only purpose-built data centre, Prescient Data Centres, have doubled-down on their commitment to providing an energy-efficient, carrier neutral data centre facility which offers flexible solutions for enterprises of all sizes and requirements.
Following the recent appointment of Data Centre Manager Robert Feeney, who brings a wealth of experience from some of North America’s largest data centres with his return to Northern Ireland and Chris Boorman, Business Development Manager with a wide range of experience supporting clients through innovative business solution, Prescient are in great footing for continued growth.
As an increasing number of local – and international – businesses have turned to the Prescient Capital UK-backed, carrier-neutral data centre over the past year, working closely with Prescient’s team to develop bespoke solutions to fit their needs, whether they are committing to a hybrid or remote work model and require a dedicated site for data storage, are exploring more environmentally-sustainable storage solutions, or are on a path to significant growth and require a centre that can scale up as their needs evolve.
Reflecting on recent growth at Prescient Chris Boorman said, “More and more local businesses are seeing the value in storing their data within the distance of a short car journey rather than overseas and we continue to work directly with our clients, offering a personalised service which is unusual at data centres of this size around the world. In addition to our approach to customer support, we are proud to be powered by 100% renewable energy and are driven by the idea of Green Data now and into the future, and supporting businesses to feel confident in the sustainability of their suppliers has been a big driver in our continued success.”
Prescient Data Centres are empowering Northern Ireland’s growth in the digital economy and connecting providers of global IT Services, cloud and content delivery solutions. With ultra-low latency networks to North America and mainland Europe, Prescient provide the ideal platform for organisations that need the ultimate global connectivity solution paired with reliability, security and energy efficiency.
Commenting on the level of thought put into the development of the data centre Robert Feeney added, “Northern Ireland is lucky to host such a high calibre centre, one which has been purpose-built with expansion in mind.
“Our data centre is purpose built to a world-class Tier III+ level of resilience, enclosed by a 3-metre-high anti-climb security fence. Clients can rest assured that the security features including full CCTV coverage and vehicle locks as well as the minimum 8M sterile zone between the security fence and the building are all maintained to protect their sensitive data and build their confidence in the security of our centre. We are also guarantee 100% uptime, and are dedicated to keeping clients’ systems running 365 days per year. We are also ideally located in a rural, low-demand geographic setting to ensure we are not contributing to undue strain on local energy infrastructures, a point of contention for many data centres across Ireland which have been built too close to densely-populated residential and commercial centres.”