Technology business Onyx Group is targeting further expansion following the opening of a data centre in South Yorkshire. Onyx chief executive Neil Stephenson told Insider that companies were moving their IT into data centres, as they seek to future proof their systems. "People are increasingly moving IT off-site and into data centres because they understand that IT isn’t something that you do in-house. It is critical to your business. "There is a trickle effect. There is a lot of old kit out there that is starting to let companies down. It is a core piece of infrastructure."
The 22,000 sq ft data centre at Manvers provides data hosting and workplace recovery seats, which companies can use in the event of a crisis that prevents them from accessing their offices. Stephenson said the Stockton-on-Tees-based business was targeting further acquisitions as it looks to increase its national coverage. "We want to expand further south. We are a better business if we have more geography. We have got quite some capacity now but I will build and acquire in new geographies to support that," he said.
Source: Insider Media