Two weeks after 2e2 was placed in administration, many businesses are facing the stress of rapidly finding new suppliers for their mission critical hosting and unifed communications services. Timico, along with many of our competitors, are being inundated with enquiries for help.
This is affecting hundreds of organisations from the largest like the NHS, M&S and Vodafone to smaller corporates and medium sized businesses. 2e2’s joint venture with O2 has also been impacted and as a result O2 stepped in at the end of last week to secure the Managed Services division and some of the staff there.
Businesses who use 2e2’s data centre services in Newcastle, Gateshead and Reading were asked to stump up £4,000 a week to keep services running, with the threat of immediate switch-off if they didn’t agree. With reports that it could take four months before the administrators resolve all the data transfer issues.
So those businesses affected will be very keen to move, but will have to consider some complex migrations issues and will be very cautious when it comes to choosing a new hosting provider – once bitten, twice shy.
Whether you are looking for simple colocation or a private VMware IaaS cloud, we can accommodate your needs in our brand new Tier 3+ Newark data centre or in Fareham, London or Milton Keynes.
We have immediately available space and power with engineering expertise ready to rapidly assist in your data migration. We can also give your business the confidence you need owing to our stable shareholder base, profitable growing business and low debt position.
We’re also unified communications experts and can help you transition your business away from 2e2 whether you have a Hosted VoIP environment, on-site or hosted PBX with SIP trunks or a Contact Centre solution.
So if your business is in a fix because of 2e2’s collapse and you need some independent experts who can help you rapidly react, please get in contact online or ask for Andrew Fox on 0844 871 8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We shouldn’t forget the plight of 2e2 staff, 627 of who were sadly laid off last week. Hopefully all of those will find work elsewhere in this growing sector. We’re growing and hiring, so are keen to speak to Data Centre operations, technical pre-sales, development or sales staff looking for new opportunities. Take a look at our careers page if you are affected as we’re recruiting in London, Milton Keynes and Newark.