READING, England, November 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
US-based managed discovery provider takes space in Croydon facility
Pulsant, the cloud computing, managed hosting and co-location expert, has been selected by Iris Data Services as it expands its operations into the UK and mainland Europe. The US-based provider of managed discovery services has established an office located in central London, with its operations in EMEA supported by a hosted data centre based at Pulsant's Croydon site.
The expansion of Iris Data Services is a result of growth in the demand for its services from existing customers in the UK and Europe. According to company president, Major Baisden, the move also enables Iris to grow its services and ensures that it can meet EU privacy regulations by storing and processing European customer data within the region.
"When looking for a location, London was the obvious choice due to its centrality and its importance to the UK legal market. The Croydon location in south London was a cost competitive option as it is conveniently situated and easily accessible by public transport.
"Pulsant's offering met with all of our requirements, and while there are several critical things to consider, for Iris, security was paramount. Pulsant's data centres are some of the most secure in Europe and the Croydon site matched all of our security criteria, such as ISO 27001, and nothing needed to be added. As such, we have complete confidence that our customers' data is safe and secure within the data centre halls," says Baisden.
Pulsant owns and operates 10 UK data centres that all feature stringent security, reliability and guaranteed connectivity via a dedicated 10G network. The Croydon site operates to strict ISO standards - both ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 27001 (security), and also supports PCI DSS 2.0 platforms for customers that operate payment processing.
"What also impressed us was the level of service the Pulsant team offered Iris and the flexibility of the data centre solutions. The Croydon site itself is set to expand which means that Iris is perfectly positioned to grow alongside it, and we look forward to developing our business further in Europe," concludes Baisden.
Pulsant is an award winning company that provides enterprise-class IT services to over 3,000 customers, ranging from SMEs to large private and public sector organisations. The company is one of the UK's largest providers of Managed Hosting, Cloud Computing, Colocation and Managed Networks.
Pulsant owns and operates a resilient 10gb core network connecting its 10 wholly owned ISO 27001 compliant data centres across the UK, of which certain sites are also ILS2, ILS3 and PCI certified. The company also provides services internationally from data centres in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. As an active member of the Green Grid consortium, Pulsant operates a green data centre strategy and all of its UK sites are powered by 100 per cent renewable sources.
With a focus on providing world-class technology, Pulsant employs an expert team that creates advanced and innovative solutions that optimise performance and cost-effectively manage, store and safeguard data.
In 2013 Pulsant was awarded the Royal Warrant as a provider of hosted IT and data centre services to the Royal household.
For more information, please visit http://www.pulsant.com
Iris Data Services is a leading supplier of discovery solutions including electronic discovery & disclosure, managed litigation services, and document review technologies. Lead by recognized experts in electronic discovery and document review, Iris continually strives to defensibly reduce the amount of reviewable data on every matter. As a Premium Hosting Partner and Certified Reseller of Relativity by kCura, Iris' extensive document review expertise includes complex search consulting, computer-aided review technologies, and experienced attorney review teams. Iris' discovery experts, project management team, and use of technology have combined to make it one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. In 2011, Iris Data Services made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, making Iris the fastest growing eDiscovery company in the United States. Iris' U.S. headquarters is in Kansas City and its European headquarters is in London. Iris maintains offices throughout the United States, Europe, India and Asia. For more information about Iris, please visit http://www.irisds.com and follow Iris on Twitter at http://twitter.com/IrisDataService.