IBM and Debenhams look to APSU for additional co-location
IBM and Debenhams look to APSU for Additional Co-location

IBM and Debenhams look to APSU for additional co-location

APSU has increased co-location capacity for IBM’s client Debenhams at one of its secure data centres with the supply, configuration and installation of further SAN storage.

The solution adds to an existing five year agreement provisioning server co-location, associated hardware and communication equipment to deliver clustered database web services, load balanced for Debenhams across multiple sites.

APSU’s long-standing relationship with IBM in providing white label services for its end users assisted Debenhams to approve APSU as a partner to realise a dual site resiliency solution. Further service enhancements are expected as Debenhams looks to increase its online retail share of the UK market.

All APSU datacentres have achieved ISO 27001 and are managed 24/7 by skilled technical staff. In additional to their UK physical presence, APSU also provides Virtual Datacentre solutions across Europe, built on Europe’s largest MPLS network delivered from ISO2000 and PCI-DSS compliant Tier 3 Datacentres.

James Beezley, Director of Operations, commented: “APSU has made a substantial investment in upgrading our data centres to retain and attract companies like Debenhams. The investment is ongoing as we see a growth in the number of clients realising the benefit of managed services when looking for co-location solutions.”

Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage and trades out of 240 stores across 28 countries. In the UK, Debenhams has a top-four market share in women’s wear and men’s wear; it also has a top 10 share in children’s wear, and it leads the market in premium health and beauty. Debenhams is also available online in 70 countries and is the 11th largest UK online retailer by traffic volume.

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