14th October 2011: Malta’s largest data centre services provider BMIT Limited, announced that it will be investing in a cloud platform to enable a range of new Infrastructure-as–a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. This will be the first direct investment in a cloud infrastructure in Malta.
This announcement comes following the successful launch of an initial suite of cloud services earlier this year, where customer take-up has proven to be very encouraging. In fact a number of locally based and international clients are now subscribed to a range of virtualisation and storage services offered through one of BMIT’s data centres in Malta.
“A considerable number of customers are showing interest in our current range of cloud services since we provide all the benefits of the cloud but complement it with a suite of managed services as well as with focused and personalised attention which cannot be achieved if an offshore location is opted for”, commented Christian Sammut, Chief Executive Officer of BMIT.
Having registered such positive results, BMIT now intends to reinforce its position as the first and largest provider of private and public cloud services in Malta, with further investment planned in a state of the art cloud platform. This forms parts of the company strategy of diversification into new market segments. The new cloud infrastructure is scheduled for launch towards the end of this year and will offer a suite of communication and collaboration services to SMEs and corporates.
“Our cloud platform will allow our customers to benefit from the scalability and flexibility offered by cloud platforms, thus allowing our customers to access services such as cloud computing on an on-demand basis. With no long-term commitments and up-front expenses, we are seeking to provide the most cost-effective delivery mechanism to our customers.
A key differential of our offering from other services available on the web will be the personalised attention and round-the-clock local support which our partners and customers will be receiving,” added BMIT’s CEO.
Additionally, independent software vendors (ISVs) will be given a platform across which they can offer software as a service to customers in Malta and globally without the need to invest in the high availability and redundant infrastructure required in such instances.
BMIT Limited operates 2 data centres in Malta and offers a wide range of data centre-related services, including co-location, virtual hosting and managed services. Originally servicing the online gaming industry, BMIT is now diversifying its product offering to support other industries locally and internationally. Considered as one of the leading independent data centres in Europe, BMIT is a 100% owned subsidiary of GO plc.