January 18, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) BSkyB-owned web hosting provider and datacenter operator iomart (http://www.iomart.com) has been chosen to provide web hosting services to British broadband provider UK Online, it was reported this week. The company has signed a three-year contract to manage UK Onlines customer web platform and provide hosting, infrastructure and web services platform management.
iomart owns a data center network with facilities in Glasgow, Nottingham, Leicester and the City of London. The network will ensure UK Online is able to offer its customers a complete ecommerce solution from where it will offer a one-stop solution for building and hosting business websites. The solution will include domain name registration, website builder and search engine marketing tools.
Its becoming essential for a business of any size to have a web presence as the majority of people now look for services online, suggested UK Onlines Managing Director, Mr. Chris Stening. We have chosen to partner with the experts in this area, iomart, as we want to give our customers, particularly those who are sole traders or running their own business, a head start by providing them with a professional looking web presence at an affordable price.
We are delighted to have won this prestigious contract from one of the UKs leading internet companies and we look forward to repaying the confidence that UK Online has placed in us by helping them to enhance their internet services over the next three years, added iomarts CEO, Angus MacSween. Todays requirements for web hosting services are becoming increasingly complex with service uptime deemed a vital component, web sites and email services must be available 100% of the time. iomart recognised that business continuity coupled with the online customer experience were the critical factors for securing the UK Online contract and we were confident that our proposed solution would deliver on both fronts. Winning this contract further validates the Groups recent strategic move into the datacenter and managed services market.