Lynx announces multi-million pound investment in state-of-the art managed services and hosting centre. Friday 16 March 2001 PDF Print 16th March 2001: Lynx Technology, one of the UK's leading independent providers of IT services, solutions and support, is building a new managed services and hosting facility in Sheffield. The 31,000 sq ft centre, which represents a multi-million pound investment, underlines Lynx's evolution into a fully-fledged e-solutions partner. The centre extends Lynx's range of secure, reliable and cost- effective hosting services, designed for companies ranging from independent software vendors (ISVs) to large corporates. The site is at Barlborough Links near Sheffield, with easy access from junction 30 of the M1. Building will be completed in early 2002. "In 2000, we established a hosting centre adjacent to our Software and Remote Support Centre in Sheffield," says Paul Edgeley, managing director of Lynx Technology. "The new centre builds on these capabilities still further. We've never been complacent, and realise we must continue to offer customers more - in particular, the many companies that want a safe, secure and cost-efficient way to roll out business solutions and services to end users." Lynx hosting clients currently include Bankhall Investment Associates and its business portal IFAengine.com, Coral's payroll ASP solution and PolicyMaster's MediQuote. Mark Howarth, Lynx hosting solutions business manager, says, "With this purpose-built facility, dedicated to hosting, managed services and disaster recovery, we can offer enormous capacity, high availability and a wide range of fully fault-tolerant IT services. For example, with hardware and software specialists on site 24x7, we can guarantee complete accessibility to server and network support services. Business continuity will be assured by the building of a secondary hosting premises to deliver continued operation or disaster recovery in the event that the primary hosting centre becomes inoperable. "ISVs are very important to Lynx," he continues. "Our role is to provide a secure, professionally-managed environment to help them extend their business, exploit market opportunities and achieve their full potential. ISVs can use Lynx's expertise and hosting infrastructure to make the most of their own skills and services - branding our hosting facilities as part of their own offering, if required - and so reach more customers. "A flexible range of service options means any Lynx customer, whether service provider or corporate end user, can access solutions that meet all of their hosting and ASP needs - for line-of-business applications and e-commerce solutions, plus office automation applications using the Cable & Wireless a-Services model." Paul Edgeley adds, "We believe Lynx is the only company to offer complete hosting and managed services solutions, designed to meet the needs of today's information-centric end users and to support ISVs and ASPs in the seamless provision of e-business and line-of-business applications. As a fully-fledged hosting service provider (HSP) and application infrastructure provider (AIP), we're delivering fully managed solutions that help companies to achieve their business goals more effectively - whoever they are, and whatever those goals may be." Lynx hosting and managed services: Secure, environmentally controlled and protected facilities, staffed by expert engineers and support personnel, enable organisations to run business applications services with high performance, high availability and in a cost-effective way. · 24/7 availability, Internet connectivity and fully redundant internal network to customer hosting applications · 24/7 access to server, network and application support specialists · 24/7 building security surveillance · 24/7 network and equipment monitoring with integrated alert management · Fully redundant power distribution, UPS and generator backup, fully redundant air conditioning system, early warning fire detection, heat and moisture sensors Lynx Technology's e-solutions portfolio: · e-infrastructure: a one-stop shop for enterprise solution delivery for line of business applications, server platform architectures and application management · e-networking: intelligent networking solutions that deliver application performance across the enterprise and the wider Internet · e-security: complete security protection for network access control, content management, secure Internet tunnelling and bandwidth management · hosting and ASP: advanced hosting environments and facilities management for business applications, integrated with high availability support and management services · managed services: proactive management of enterprise environments including high availability hardware/software support, helpdesks and remote control, network management and performance monitoring · e-development: Web-based application solutions for e-commerce, e- business, knowledge management, customer relationship management (CRM), intranets, extranets and more Further information from Carolyn Wojtas, Lynx Technology - Tel: 01773 882032 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Background Lynx Technology Ltd is part of Lynx Group plc. As a proven and established IT services partner, Lynx Technology delivers the most robust, secure and reliable e-solutions and e-business infrastructures available today. The company has demonstrable expertise in e-solutions design, deployment, hosting, ASP, implementation, security, support, maintenance and remote management. Technical services in the UK are provided through Lynx Technology's head office in Derbyshire, plus eight regional sites including a Managed Services and Hosting Centre in Sheffield. Lynx is a Compaq Systems Service Provider and Solutions Delivery Partner, Cable & Wireless a- Services Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Gold Solutions Provider and Check Point Authorised Partner. It also enjoys a close working relationship with many other leading IT, communications and Internet companies, including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, PSINet, and UUNet. Lynx Technology employs 400 people nation-wide and, with a Group turnover in excess of £(pounds sterling)250M, is well established, financially stable and secure. For more information, contact: Carolyn Wojtas at Lynx Technology - Tel: 01773 882032 or e-mail email@example.com Or Paul Whitehead at Western Associates PR - Tel: 01428 641413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Western Associates PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.