iomart Group plc appoints FES FM as maintenance contractor for UK data centres
FES facilities management supports critical environments for cloud hosting provider
iomart Group plc, has appointed one of the UK’s leading service groups to support the maintenance requirements across its UK data centre estate.
FES FM, part of the FES Group, will provide a comprehensive range of planned and reactive maintenance services across the UK. FES FM and the FES Group have extensive experience supporting critical environments for a wide range of clients across the UK such as Prudential, AEGON & Schlumberger.
Neil Johnston, Group Technical Operations Director for iomart Group plc, said: “iomart is delighted to appoint FES FM to support the future delivery of critical maintenance services to its UK data centre operations. FES FM and the FES Group’s experience, methodology and in-house self-delivery capability matches our own commitment to providing the highest levels of service and best practice to our own customers.
The appointment of FES FM means iomart Group can centralise all its maintenance needs with a single contractor, allowing us to develop a robust maintenance operation with a high level of cost certainty that demonstrates real value for money. It will also make it a lot easier to bring further improvements and efficiency innovations to our data centres in the future.”
Ian Maitland, Managing Director of FES FM, said: “This is an important strategic contract for FES FM. We understand and recognise the necessity to deliver exceptional standards of performance across the maintenance services to ensure the integrity of each of iomart’s data centres. We are confident that our experience will help iomart Group meet these performance standards.”
FES FM, which is headquartered in Stirling in Scotland, has signed a three year contract to provide full maintenance for iomart’s UK data centres from plant to air conditioning and from generators to UPS, as well as for future improvements and new installations.
Ian Maitland added: “FES FM and the FES Group have extensive experience supporting the full life span of data centres from the infrastructure design, installation and commissioning through to the on-going day to day operation. We are fully committed to working with iomart Group to drive best practice and innovation across the maintenance services to meet the requirements at each of its UK data centres as these evolve over the term of the contract.”