GLASGOW, Scotland – March 10, 2020 — / — iomart has launched a new service to help London businesses become digitally resilient in the face of threats from cybercrime and terrorism.

iomart has teamed up with operational resilience specialist FortressAS to offer fixed site Work Area Recovery – crisis management suites with ready-to-go IT infrastructure and connectivity – to help businesses get back online as fast as possible in the event of an emergency.

“Having a permanent office space at a location that is easy to get to, with IT infrastructure and connectivity pre-installed, is a must-have to put your crisis management team and key executives back in control quickly,” says Declan Sharpe, iomart’s UK Sales Director. “This is the modern WAR room where your emergency team can focus and work together in bright office surroundings to make better decisions and get you back online during an operationally severe event.”

Financial services, professional services and legal firms in London are facing growing challenges around business continuity and disaster recovery. The Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority and Law Society are increasing the pressure on companies to improve their operational resilience and the Mayor of London has launched a business resiliency strategy for the capital, outlining the steps that companies should take to prepare for events such as civil disorder, power disruption, terrorism and cybercrime.

Andrew Lawton, CEO of FortressAS, says, “This is a strong partnership which provides London’s businesses with a single source of digital and physical resilience to minimise the impact of crisis events in the capital.”

iomart chose FortressAS as its Work Area Recovery partner because of its award-winning state-of-the-art recovery facilities at the Crossharbour Recovery Centre (CRC) in London’s Docklands. CRC is a fully resourced and modern workspace, with your company’s technology recoverable and ready to use within minutes.

There are 500+ dedicated positions available, dedicated and syndicated, all offering onward connectivity to iomart’s network of fully owned UK data centres, private fibre network and 25+ global Points of Presence. The facility was purpose built by FortressAS following consultation with leading businesses and is close to the City of London.

Find out more about Work Area Recovery from iomart and FortressAS —

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About FortressAS
FortressAS is an award-winning expert in Work Area Recovery and Operational Resilience.

Whether it is helping Tier 1 Global Banks build bespoke and dedicated Recovery Trading Floors, or providing the most advanced syndicated Work Area Recovery solutions to the world’s leading Asset Managers and Insurers – the FortressAS team provides timely and valuable expertise in a flexible and friendly manner. For more information, visit:

About iomart
For over 20 years iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM) has been helping growing organisations to maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and scalability of the cloud. From data centres we own and operate in the U.K. and from connected facilities across the globe, we deliver 24/7 storage and protection for data across the most complex of cloud and legacy infrastructures. Our team of over 400 dedicated staff work with our customers at the strategy stage through to delivery and ongoing management, to implement the secure cloud solutions that deliver to their business requirements. For more information visit

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