Date: 1st November 2010
A data centre business set up by Royal Bank of Scotland at the height of the dotcom boom is doubling data centre capacity under an £8 million investment plan that will see it take on a third more staff. ScoLocate, set up in 1999, is already the largest of Scotland’s “internet hotels”, providing businesses and public sector bodies with remotely hosted computer services. Having survived the tech crash and a management shake-up in 2001, the firm booked turnover of £4.9 million last year. It remains majority owned by RBS.
Managing director Roy Maxwell said strong organic growth in the past few years had seen the Edinburgh-based facility hit its capacity limits. Maxwell estimated that the firm will spend between £7 million and £8 million on its expansion drive. As a result, ten additional staff are being recruited, covering IT and security functions, taking the overall headcount to about 35.
Keysource says: We are delighted to have been chosen as ScoLocate’s data centre design and build partner to create one of most energy efficient facility of its kind in the UK. We share the same passion to deliver highly efficient facilities without compromising resilience, so we look forward to working closely with the team at ScoLocate to develop an industry-leading facility and support their business strategy moving forward.