April 16, 2008
Technogroup Enhances and Expands Service with Move to Equinix Datacentres in Germany
Hochheim, GERMANY — 16 April 2008: Equinix Inc, (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacenters and Internet exchange services, and Technogroup IT-Service GmbH, one of Germany's leading IT service providers, today announced that Technogroup has deployed operations at Equinix datacentres in Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf.
The agreement will enable Technogroup to offer its managed IT services within Equinix's high-performance, network-neutral datacenters, offering enhanced service levels to its customers. It will also provide Technogroup with a platform to offer the benefits of its manufacturer-independent IT services to Equinix customers at all four of its Germany based datacenters, which includes well-known enterprise, network and digital media companies, as well as many leading national and international banks.
With two locations in Frankfurt, one in Munich and one in DÜsseldorf, Equinix's Germany datacenters are network-rich, providing a secure and redundant physical infrastructure with a strong track record of uptime. Power operations at each site include a high-performance backup system that guarantees uninterrupted power and state of the art cooling systems.
Headquartered in the Rhine-Main region and with 28 service locations across Germany, Technogroup is one of the country's leading manufacturer-independent IT service providers. Technogroup has been providing professional hardware and software support for IBM, HP, HDS and Fujitsu Siemens for over 15 years. It has been ISO-certified since 1995, ensuring that its services are quality led, process-orientated and delivered in accordance to ITIL.
“Technogroup is recognized for offering excellent service, strong technical competence, utmost flexibility, and years of experience. We believe they will be an outstanding addition to the community of companies already operating at Equinix,” J�rg Rosengart, managing director of Equinix GmbH Germany.
Technogroup provides a comprehensive IT solution that covers all aspects of commercial technology systems. Services include maintenance, support, installations and relocations, as well as monitoring of highly-available datacenters with their remote control systems - all in accordance with the highest safety standards.
"As a customer within Equinix datacenters, our proximity to their customer base enables us to offer a convenient and direct service. We guarantee the highest quality and offer interesting price/performance terms. Our own datacenter areas in the Equinix campus have system capacity and disaster recovery infrastructure that ensures that customers receive resilient tailor-made services," explains Claus Fischer, founder, owner and managing director of Technogroup IT-Service GmbH.
About Technogroup IT-Service GmbH - www.technogroup.com
Technogroup IT-Service GmbH is based in Hochheim am Main, and was founded in 1990 by the IT technicians Claus Fischer and Gebhard Dieser. Today, Technogroup is one of the leading manufacturer-independent IT services providers in Germany.
Technogroup's aim is to achieve 100% system availability of the hardware and software components used at any time. Short response times and qualified support with hotline and helpdesk are the most striking features - and they are offered at a fair and interesting price/performance ratio. Technogroup offers customers competent know-how in the environment of IBM high-performance servers.
Almost 100 qualified specialists at Technogroup ensure that customers receive a professional service. Training positions in the various divisions are essential to ensure the appropriate staff qualifications. In 2007 alone, Technogroup employed 10 trainees with the aim of taking them on as permanent staff. And the company plans to continue its training policy in the coming years.
With its 28 service bases, Technogroup is able to guarantee proximity to the customer and even shorter response times. Today the customer database includes more than 250 companies from the worlds of all finance, automotive suppliers, production and energy supply, as well as retail companies and public administrations.
Not only was Technogroup one of the first companies to offer IT services that made users manufacturer-independent, but the company has also been ISO-certified since 1995. All our sequences are process-orientated and handled according to ITIL in order to guarantee the highest possible standards for the customer.
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About Equinix - www.eu.equinix.com
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 39 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructures on a global basis.