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Leading international ICT educational institute expands hosting and services agreement

June 17, 2008: TelecityGroup, the pan European provider of network independent data centres and value added services, today announces that the International Institute of Information Technology, also called “SUPINFO”, France’s leading international ICT school, has extended its relationship with the company by taking additional hosting space and value added services to cater for the rapid growth of its server housing, network and storage requirements.

Founded in 1965, the Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique, recently renamed as the International Institute of Information Technology and more commonly known as SUPINFO, is an international school that has become the leading higher education establishment in France for the tuition of Information and Communication Technologies. Today, the school has more than 5,000 students at 41 sites across the world, including 28 in France.

With a seven-fold increase in the number of students in the last five years, and an ever-expanding number of commercial services on offer, SUPINFO's in-house solution could no longer meet the hosting and bandwidth requirements of its critical server infrastructure, nor provide the appropriate level of physical security required.

Already a TelecityGroup customer, SUPINFO is now expanded its partnership by outsourcing the entire hosting of its IT systems to the TelecityGroup facility in Aubervilliers, Paris. TelecityGroup's IP-Transit services will assure SUPINFO resilient, scaleable connectivity.

François Fanuel, Systems and Networks Director at SUPINFO, explains: "SUPNIFO has hosted some of its IT systems’ infrastructure with TelecityGroup for a number of years and our experience has been very positive. The staff are highly professional and attentive to our requirements day and night and the technical standards of its data centre infrastructure are excellent. We particularly appreciate its strict cabling standards – quite a departure from what you find in most other data centre companies - and the access to connectivity and peering points.”

"By hosting our entire IT systems’ infrastructure with TelecityGroup, we have cut our Internet connection costs in half while multiplying available bandwidth by an order of magnitude.”

Stephane Duproz, TelecityGroup France Managing Director comments: “I am very pleased that we have extended our agreement with SUPINFO. That such a well-informed organisation should continue to show confidence in our people and services is a clear demonstration of our strengths in this sector, and the level of support we can offer.”

TelecityGroup has recently announced it will build its third data centre in Paris. The data centre is to be launched in phases from the second half of 2009 through to the second quarter of 2011 providing over 3000 square metres of net customer space. Overall data centre power will be approximately 14 megawatts (MW) and total customer power will be approximately 5 MW, with the ability to support high power density requirements of up to 20 kilowatts per rack. Subject to final planning permission for the site, which is expected towards the end of 2008, the Group will invest a total of €48 million in the project,
About SUPINFO
SUPINFO, The International Institute of Information Technology, is one of the few higher education schools where information systems training is at the core of graduate studies from the very first year of the programme. The Academy provides general IT training as well as classes which cover the specialised subjects which make up today’s Information Technology industry: software engineering, systems and networks, artificial intelligence, data analysis, Internet and intranet technologies, business intelligence, ERP, multimedia, etc. In a world where IT professionals are increasingly required to work abroad or for foreign companies, SUPINFO also offers extensive classes covering subjects which are essential to becoming mobile and fully versatile. In the course of a five year long curriculum, students are taught classes in International affairs, as well as classes in Law, Management, Communication techniques, Marketing, International management and Quality control... all these subjects combined lead to a widely recognized international “European Master of Science degree”.
SUPINFO is strongly supported by the IT industry world leaders such as Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Apple, Oracle, Mandriva and Sun. As such, it has created for and with its partners the first educational laboratories. These have become a reference both in the education and professional fields. The professional certifications awarded to all SUPINFO students by these industry leaders are internationally recognised and sought after by enterprises using the very same state-of-the-art technologies.
With over 20 schools located in the UK, France, Canada and China, SUPINFO has gained international recognition. All over the world, SUPINFO trains certified IT specialists for the businesses of the future. It is today, without doubt, a global school offering its students unique mobility and the chance to benefit from an international experience on all continents.

More information at http://www.supinfo.com.


About TelecityGroup

TelecityGroup is a pan-European provider of network independent data centres offering a range of flexible, scalable data centre and value added services. TelecityGroup specialises in the design, build, and management of highly connected and secure environments in which customers can house their technical, web and internet infrastructure. Each of its data centres acts a connectivity and content hub facilitating the storage, sharing and distribution of data, content and media. Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup operates 20 network independent data centres across seven European countries. The data centres are located in prime positions for commerce and connectivity, including Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.
Telecity Group plc, the parent company of TelecityGroup, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY) www.TelecityGroup.com

More information at http://www.telecitygroup.com

Contacts Press

Agence Henry Conseil for SUPINFO
Irina HENRY
Tel. : +33 1 46 22 76 43
Mail : agence@henryconseil.com
Agence EuroTandem for TelecityGroup
Lorenzo Ricci
Tel. : +33 1 55 30 70 73
Mail : l.ricci@eurotandem.fr

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