DataCentred announces the creation of 200 jobs

| Mandy

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The Manchester based datacentre firm, DataCentred has revealed that it is set to see the creation of 200 jobs in the Greater Manchester area over the next one to five years.

The company made the announcement to mark the c DataCentred’s first anniversary

The creation of these new positions has been made possible, in part, due to the recent investment by the Greater Manchester Investment Fund, Jon Moulton and the North West Fund.

The roles will support the rapid growth of DataCentred’s offering, which combines next generation data centre and open source cloud computing services and will ensure that the first of its datacentres in the Greater Manchester area, located at Michigan Park in Media City, is fully operational.

In the first instance, these will include a significant number of highly skilled and technical next generation DevOps positions. These individuals require specific skills, including rapid software delivery, a higher degree of enterprise agility, knowledge of modern software architecture and engineering and the ability to swiftly identify and resolve problems. These roles will contribute to continuous improvement and cross-functionality, and will enhance the development of DataCentred’s cloud Open Stack platform and software engineering capabilities.

DataCentred has been working closely with a number of universities in the region to ensure that Computer Science graduates are fully equipped with the next generation of modern software engineering and architecture skills required by innovative cloud providers. The company’s software development team already comprises some of the most respected developers in the industry and offers specific and unrivalled solutions to meet the colocation, computing, connectivity and cloud requirements of large corporations, broadcasters, academic institutions and public sector bodies.

In addition to these, a number of site engineering positions, including apprenticeships, will be created to accelerate the completion of DataCentred’s Michigan Park site and support its ongoing development and maintenance.

At the Dr. Mike Kelly, DataCentred’s Founder and CEO, said “In Greater Manchester, our leaders are taking a long-term view to create the right conditions in which ambitious companies can thrive and look to achieve. As businesses we can attract and retain gifted staff and we can work in a City once again thinking entrepreneurially and confidently; we can have public and private sector partners and clients, who have a shared view of what is possible and who expect much to be possible.

Canning O’Neill acquired DataCentred’s first data centre and are well advanced with the acquisition of a second.