Excel & Citihub announce data centre partnership

Excel has partnered with global IT advisory firm Citihub Consulting to offer a combined data centre proposition that spans infrastructure strategy and architecture through to migration logistics and ongoing support.

Both companies have a strong focus on financial services IT infrastructure, although with complementary skill sets.

Citihub helps its clients define infrastructure strategies, lead sourcing engagements, evaluate and optimise existing IT estates, as well as develop and architect new solutions.

Excel’s focus is on infrastructure implementation, migration day execution and managed support, with a variety of services ranging from managing the logistics of data centre and desktop migrations through to offering continuous on-site support services including hardware and cabling support services, DCIM and Intelligent Infrastructure installation and management, asset management and end of life asset recycling.

The combined Citihub-Excel offering will help clients address IT challenges including complex data centre migration, private and hybrid cloud implementation, and large-scale relocation projects, and enable them to contract with a proven partnership covering strategy, architecture, planning and execution.

“We have worked together on a number of projects for mutual clients, and found the relationship to be seamless and entirely complementary. So we decided to take it to the next level and go to market with a combined proposition,” says John Smethurst, Excel Sales Director.

“Not only do we have complementary skill sets across our organisations, we also share the same culture. Our primary focus is on putting the customer first and making sure that we always deliver on their expectations,” adds Ian O’Hara, Global Head of Enterprise Infrastructure at Citihub.

Click here to read more about Excel’s services for data centre, server and network equipment migration.