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RapidSwitch goes Hyper for Windows Server 2012

UK dedicated hosting company offers affordable multi-site disaster recovery

RapidSwitch, a leading supplier of self-managed dedicated server solutions, has become one of the first UK hosting companies to offer Windows Server 2012 to its customers.

The much-awaited new operating system, incorporating Microsoft's new Hyper-V 3, will provide customers with reliable and easy to implement off-site disaster recovery at affordable prices.

Aimed specifically at SMEs, Hyper-V Replica is one of the key features of Windows Server 2012 to offer a dynamic, multi-tenant infrastructure to help scale and secure workloads and build private cloud solutions.

RapidSwitch parent company iomart Group plc recently announced a major investment in a dedicated fibre ring connecting its data centres, so Hyper-V Replica will be implemented in a high-bandwidth, low-latency network environment.

Neil Christie, Commercial Director of RapidSwitch, says, "Many of our customers have been eagerly awaiting both the investment in our network infrastructure and the release of Hyper-V specifically to cater for multi-site disaster recovery. RapidSwitch can now offer this technology to its customers at a price they can afford."

RapidSwitch offers both Microsoft and VMware products for virtualisation.

RapidSwitch is a subsidiary of iomart Group plc which owns and operates data centres at six UK locations and is ranked as of the top 25 cloud services providers in the world.

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For more information please contact:
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iomart Group plc
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Tel: 0141 931 6400
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About RapidSwitch
RapidSwitch is one of the UK's leading managed hosting and dedicated server companies. Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, the company hosts over 4,000 servers for a wide range of clients and employs more than twenty staff. Founded in 1999, it has grown rapidly over the past few years, with a well-deserved reputation for excellent customer service. RapidSwitch is focused on delivering highly reliable managed hosting solutions for its clients. RapidSwitch is a subsidiary of AIM listed iomart Group plc. For more information about RapidSwitch visit www.rapidswitch.com

About iomart Group plc
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is one of the UK's leading providers of managed hosting and cloud computing services. From a single server through to private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the delivery and management of mission-critical hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and online applications.

By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure, including six state-of-the-art data centres in the UK, iomart offers world-beating levels of service to its customers. The Group offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee with all hosting services being engineered to ensure no single point of failure.

iomart Group operates in its chosen markets through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Melbourne Server Hosting and Easyspace. The group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) since April 2000. For more information about iomart Group plc visit www.iomart.com

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