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Capita to deploy private cloud service in Ark datacentres

Capita is deploying its private cloud solution in Ark's UK datacentres

Capita is deploying its private cloud solution in Ark’s UK datacentres

IT services specialist Capita struck a deal with Ark Data Centres this week that will see the company deploy its private cloud service in Ark datacentres.

Capita IT Enterprise Services said that deploying in Ark’s facilities would mean the company spends one tenth of the capital cost compared to that of maintaining its existing facilities, making it more competitive as it moves further into the cloud services segment.

Peter Hands, executive director, Capita IT Enterprise Services said: “Ark Data Centres offers modern facilities which integrate its innovation in cooling technology, dynamic monitoring, modularity, security by building not site, guaranteed power usage effectiveness (PUE) and speed. Combined with our expertise in cloud based services, we’re in prime position to deliver the availability that our customers need, with the flexibility and security that they want and with the reduced carbon footprint that everyone seeks.”

Capita will be deploying the private cloud solution on VCE Vblocks initially in one installation with about 28 cabinets worth of space, with two further installations planned across Ark’s datacentres.

Ark has sites in Hampshire and Wiltshire.

“At Ark we are fully focused on delivering data centres. Just datacentres, but those that are the very best,” commented Huw Owen, chief executive of Ark Data Centres. “We don’t attempt to sell further up the IT services stack. As a result, all Ark customers enjoy a professional relationship of integrity and complete trust.”

Capita buys Pervasive to boost mobility expertise

Capita is acquiring Pervasive to boost networking, mobility expertise

Capita is acquiring Pervasive to boost networking, mobility expertise

UK IT and professional services outfit Capita has acquired Pervasive, an IT solutions provider specialising in mobility and wireless networking services.

Pervasive, which consists of both Pervasive Networks (a large Aruba Networks channel partner) and Beovax Computer Services (an HP and VMware cloud technology specialist Pervasive bought in 2013), is an IT service provider catering mainly to higher education, local government and the health services sectors.

Capita said the acquisition will help bolster its position in those sectors as well as its expertise in networking.

Following the acquisition Pervasive will sit within Capita IT Enterprise Services as part of the Technology Solutions division, and will focus on networking, mobility, and BYOD.

“We are continuing to see a shift in working habits with the increased use of mobile devices, requiring flexible technology that enables employees to enhance productivity,” said Peter Hands, executive director, Capita IT Enterprise Services.

“Pervasive has a strong record of providing wireless networks to clients across multiple sectors, offering the agility to respond to changing customer requirements. The addition of Pervasive further enhances the range of services offered by our Technology Solutions division, which already offers clients expertise in information security, networking, unified communications, cabling and data management,” Hands added.