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Onyx Group confirm seven-figure investment into Core network.

Posted: 6th March 2015

Scottish businesses are poised to benefit from faster and more resilient connectivity as Data Centre & Cloud specialists Onyx Group announce a tenfold increase in capacity with their latest million-pound investment.

In a move designed to help facilitate their long-term plans of becoming a £100m a year  business, Onyx Group will increase their core infrastructure to 10Gb through the installation of a brand new network, significantly reducing latency levels throughout their data centre and managed wide area network estate.

Neil Stephenson, CEO of Onyx Group, is delighted with the project’s completion and praised the company’s connectivity heritage; “This investment highlights our commitment to providing our customers with the most reliable, fast and secure network solutions available. Onyx understands that in an increasingly technological world, businesses now depend on reliable connectivity for their everyday business operations. This drives us forward to invest in our core infrastructure to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.”

“As one of the first ISP’s to be established in the UK, we were true pioneers of business-to-business connectivity and throughout the last 20 years we have continuously invested in our infrastructure. The dedication and hard work of our team has led us to us owning an enviable estate that includes a network ranked in the top 3% of connected networks worldwide.”

As experts in the connectivity field, the Onyx team has the unrivalled skills and expertise to provide a fully managed network solution for any business, including the design, build and installation of the project. With Onyx Group’s Data Centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Yorkshire, London and both of their Newcastle Centres having access to the enhanced network, customers and businesses across the North East will have a network with the scalability required to support any future business growth.

The news comes hot on the heels of Onyx Group’s acquisition of Knowledge IT, a £10m move that established the company as one of the UK’s leading providers of IT services. The acquisition has bolstered Onyx Group’s existing infrastructure and will play a key role towards achieving Onyx’s ambitious plans to become a national £100 million revenue IT support and services business in the next five years.

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