iomart Hosting strikes a chord with guitarguitar
iomart hosting hit the right note for multi-million pound guitar chain guitarguitar when it was looking for a managed hosting supplier.
guitarguitar’s head of IT, Mark McKenzie, previously worked in large scale enterprise environments for international banks dealing with architectural
solutions for million dollar accounts. He wanted the same level of service for guitarguitar but on a much more cost effective basis.
The company’s online business www.guitarguitar.co.uk has gone from strength-to-strength. From collectors to first-time buyers, the lure of a Fender
Stratocaster ® or a Collings is proving too hard to resist and sales have continued to climb.
The website prides itself on offering as personal a service as you would
get if you shopped at one of the company’s three stores in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
iomart hosting provides a managed solution which looks after all the critical components of their environment while still allowing Mark and his colleagues’ full control and access to their setup.
Mark says: “Instead of giving us a BMW 5 Series model, iomart hosting has given us two fully supported BMW 3 Series, which provides us with a higher performance footprint, enterprise resilience and a playground to do a lot more with. This is exactly the platform we need to drive our online business forward.”
Sarah Haran, iomart Hosting’s MD stated: “We are delighted that we have been selected to provide the managed hosting for guitarguitar and look forward to working with them as they seek to expand their very successful online business.”
iomart hosting holds a unique place in the hosting market in that it genuinely offers a ‘one source’ approach. By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure, including 4 state of the art Data Centre facilities, it offers world beating levels of service to its customers. iomart hosting offers managed services, ranging from single server management through to complex managed environments. All hosting services are customised to suit a client’s exact requirements and are designed for superior performance, reliability, security, and scalability.
iomart hosting owns and operates purpose-built data centres in the City of London, Glasgow, Nottingham, and Leicester.
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