DataVita’s revenues double, despite challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic

Danny Quinn, managing director of DataVita

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DATAVITA, Scotland’s largest data centre and multi-cloud services provider, has reported a more than 100% increase in its contracted revenues for the last financial period, rising from £15 million to £31 million.

The revenue growth comes on the back of a number of new contract wins across the company’s mix of cloud, connectivity, co-location, and managed IT services, from both the public and private sectors.

DataVita said that the Covid-19 pandemic saw a broad set of organisations invest in their IT systems, placing an emphasis on resilience and sustainability, and, in many cases, moving to cloud services and shutting down internal data centres.

Earlier this year, DataVita announced it had boosted its offering with the acquisition of the Fortis Data Centre in Bellshill, supporting its – and the wider HFD Group’s – growth, adding to the flexibility and scope of its services.

The company said it planned to further enhance its green credentials by taking the facility off-grid, generating its own electricity from wind and battery-powered back-up systems. DataVita also became the first Scottish IT business to sign the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact in 2021.

Danny Quinn, managing director of DataVita, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic placed unprecedented pressure on companies’ IT systems and the digital infrastructure we all rely on. We supported some significant migration projects during the deepest spell of lockdown and it was impressive to see customers drive so much change during an incredibly challenging time. The level of digital transformation we have seen in the past 18 months would normally have taken years.

“More organisations are placing an emphasis on green IT, which is something we have embedded within our strategy for the data centre and the services we provide. While it was an important topic prior to the pandemic, it is now driving the end result for a lot of companies, rather than just being one of several influences.

“There is still a degree of uncertainty as restrictions continue to be lifted. However, we are well placed to support our customers through the months and years ahead and have a strong pipeline of prospects in Scotland and the wider UK to maintain our growth.”

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