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Seajacks Protect Critical IT in MIGSOLV’s ‘Energy Coast’ Data Centre

Offshore installation experts Seajacks have chosen MIGSOLV’s world class data centre to increase protection of their IT and data.

As part of a review of their business’s resilience, the Great Yarmouth based company looked to move data storage from their main site to a more secure environment. A number of considerations led them to choose MIGSOLV’s highly-secure facility in Norwich.

“Having a secure data centre with excellent connectivity less than 20 miles away is fantastic.”“We were looking to store our data offsite as part of our disaster recovery plan. We decided against a cloud solution so we could remain in control and maintain physical access to our hardware. For us, MIGSOLV was an excellent choice.”Spokesperson for Seajacks

Established in 2006, Seajacks provide jack-up vessels which help install, maintain and decommission offshore wind turbines and oil & gas rigs. They’ve experienced strong growth and now operate five purpose-built vessels which have contributed to major North Sea projects including Walney, Greater Gabbard, Sheringham Shoal and East Anglia One wind farms.

Seajacks’ computer servers and other data storage hardware will now be housed in MIGSOLV’s heavily guarded and climate-controlled facility. Originally built by Norwich Union and renovated by MIGSOLV at a cost of £12M, the equipment will be stored inside and physically protected from threats including theft, terrorism and extreme weather. Backup power and enhanced connectivity further ensure Seajacks retain access to their data at all times.

“We’re thrilled to welcome a leading company like Seajacks to the Gatehouse.”“Data security is a critical consideration in the energy sector and we’re keen to help protect as many businesses as possible along the East’s Energy Coast. We’re delighted we could also help Seajacks access better connectivity.”David Manning, MIGSOLV’s Managing Director

Originally planning to source their own carrier for connection to the internet and other networks, Seajacks have also opted for MIGSOLV to provide enhanced wide area network (WAN) connectivity. As well as being the East of England’s only purpose-built commercial data centre, the Gatehouse provides high speed and high capacity links to over 250 carriers and key UK connection points.

With offshore wind, oil & gas and nuclear energy operations now found along the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex coast, the East is fast becoming known as the ‘Energy Coast’. With the securing of their new relationship with Seajacks, MIGSOLV are on their way to becoming the region’s number one provider of physical IT protection for businesses in and around the local energy sector.