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K3 launches dedicated international hosting division


Business Technology Group (K3) has launched a new IT consultancy division to deploy and manage secure cloud services all over the world with access to 300 international datacentre's.

The new division is called K3 Hosting and has been set up by K3 Business Technology Group, in response to overwhelming demand throughout the UK and overseas for cloud-based IT services, from companies in the retail, manufacturing, finance and public sectors. The company builds on the strong foundations laid down by the previous K3 Managed Services division, with products and services being expanded and further developed to provide a wide range of cloud and managed service support, all over the world.

As an IT consultancy K3 Host’s its own Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution, which it has developed to help businesses worldwide solve the challenges of constantly having to invest in, maintain, and manage their own datacentre infrastructures. This IaaS offering is a hosted Enterprise Class Cloud Service built on the latest technology to allow options for dedicated or shared IT infrastructure resources, allowing businesses to shift their IT focus and receive dynamic, hassle-free IT provision.

IaaS is just one unique service from the new company, which also provides the more traditional Software as a Service (SaaS), Network as a Service (NaaS) and Hardware as a Service (HaaS) infrastructure services, often integrating provision with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Project Management facilities. The result is a complete one-stop-shop for IT infrastructure support, maintenance and protection.

IT storage is another issue facing businesses today and the company claims to provide a simpler storage option. IDC estimates that in the years between 2009 and 2020, the size of the digital universe will increase 44 fold, resulting in a 41 per cent increase in capacity every year, taking the total capacity from 800 Exabytes to 35,000 Exabytes. The economy of scale in the company Hosting’s infrastructure allows it to provide storage much more cost effectively than most corporations can provide their own storage. This is thanks to its global MPLS network and over 300 points of presence (POPs), eliminating 37% of costs associated to storage in the datacentre

According to global IT research firm Gartner, businesses globally spend more than 75 per cent of their total IT budget just on maintaining their systems and software infrastructure. Official research from the Cloud Industry Forum also states in the last 18 months alone, the UK cloud market has seen a 27 per cent increase in first time users and that rate of adoption has accelerated over the past nine months.