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MTG facilitate the Isle of Man Government datacentre move


The Isle of Man Government has completed a migration of its core ICT systems from its internal datacentre environment to third party Isle of Man datacentres operated by Manx-Telecom and Netcetera respectively. ServiceTech (now MTG ServiceTech), working with their partners Unisys and EMC played a key role in the move, relocating 25 racks of critical ICT equipment without any disruption to users.

In the Government press release, Mark Lewin, Director of Government Technology Services commented

The process started in 2014 and the contract was awarded to Manx Telecom following an open procurement exercise. This migration marks the completion of many months of planning and is a testament to the professionalism and teamwork shown by a great number of staff and a range of suppliers including Manx Telecom, ServiceTech, Island Express, Unisys and EMC.

Steve Foulkes, Director of ServiceTech added:

A move of this size requires careful planning and this project in particular demanded a strong collaboration between all parties. The whole project team were focused on the timely and successful delivery of this project – which was achieved.

For nearly two decades ServiceTech has delivered IT and network solutions, boasting a national client base that includes financial services, e-gaming, biomed, service provider and public sector customers.

ServiceTech design, implement and support technology solutions from vendors including Dell, EMC, IBM, Microsoft, VMWare, Fortinet and Huawei. After-sales support and maintenance is a key consideration for any business, the ServiceTech solutions team includes factory trained and vendor certified consultants.

ServiceTech were recently strengthened following the appointment of Joe Hughes to the board. Joe joins the company at a time when they are seeing unprecedented demand for their enterprise IT and consultancy services. Joe has a background in software development, networks, enterprise IT and datacentre environments. He was previously managing director of the Isle of Man telecoms, internet and datacentre solutions provider Wi-Manx.

For more about datacentre solutions, please see our Solutions Page.

Since this article was first published ServiceTech joined the Manx Technology Group. First established in 1996 MTG has over 20 years’ experience of providing technical solutions to private and public sector industries. Today we provide technology products, consulting and support services in a single package. Through members and strategic partnerships, MTG has access to over 150 technical experts and a service footprint covering the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and ROI.

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Joe Hughes is the CEO of Manx Technology Group. Joe has a background in software development, information security, networks, datacentres and enterprise IT.
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