Digiweb launches Ireland’s First True Utility Cloud Platform

Digiweb has today launched its utility cloud computing platform – delivering a revolutionary new way for companies to provision and manage servers for their IT and web based needs. Launched today at the 17th Annual Telecommunications and Internet Federation conference in Dublin Castle, the platform provides reliable and robust cloud servers in seconds. The solution has the added ability to upload “own user” templates and supports fully automated provisioning, delivering maximum flexibility. This new solution builds on Digiweb’s extensive expertise in hosting and managed services and will provide businesses with a unique approach for adopting cloud based technology at a fraction of the cost of existing platforms on the market. This is achieved through the platforms unique billing approach – all resources are only billed for the hours used, allowing for huge savings with no contracts, minimum usage or ongoing charges. IT capacity may be increased or decreased at a moment’s notice, allowing IT managers efficiently scale for short or variable demands. Commenting on the new service, Colm Piercy, CEO, Digiweb, said, “With the Digiweb Utility Cloud, Irish business can finally draw on IT resources in a true utility fashion. There’s no upfront fee and no minimum commitment, just hourly rates for the IT resources used.” “Digiweb, he said, has developed its platform after listening to customer feedback about what they really wanted for their IT needs. With financial resources limited in IT departments this solution allows companies to essentially grow as they go and scale up and down with real time demand.” The Digiweb Utility Cloud Platform eliminates complexity with a single sign-in, easy to use web panel...

Irish schools sharpen their technological edge with Digiweb

The €13 million broadband to schools scheme has delivered 100Mb fibre and wireless broadband to 78 second level schools nationwide. In order to ensure the successful deployment of such a wide scale operation the Department of Communications required providers that could demonstrate the ability to project manage an installation base nationwide and could deliver an efficient and cost effective solution to enhance the educational experience of students. Digiweb, a leading Irish broadband supplier was selected as a key access provider, contracted to deliver 100Mb fibre and wireless broadband to approximately 20% of the 78 schools involved in the scheme. Today’s primary and secondary schools have many unique communications needs and requirements.  This scheme will effectively meet those requirements and will see students nationwide benefit fro m new advances in technology in order to learn together and reap the rewards together. Technology is opening up the world of learning to students and parents alike, helping them gain a greater understanding of the world around them. The broadband to schools scheme is an example of Ireland embracing the digital economy and changing the day to day classroom experience. According to Declan Campbell, Operations Manager at Digiweb “by deploying the latest broadband technology, schools across Ireland can meet the long-term needs of students for years to come.” At St Colmcille’s Community School in Dublin yesterday Minister Eamon Ryan announced that the scheme will extend to all second level schools nationwide in the next two years. Ireland is one the first countries in the world to deliver such a programme on a national level. Attending a demonstration of facilities in St Colmcille’s school...

Digiweb Broadband Traffic Allowances Doubled

From today Digiweb have doubled the broadband traffic included free with its most popular broadband service. Metro Home 8MB now includes 60GB free traffic allowance each month – enough to download 15,000 songs, 75 hours of video or up to 10,000 photos every month. The package includes a phone service and free installation, for €39.95/month. The company has also announced up to 50% increase on all other Metro broadband products. Digiweb have also announced enhanced DSL broadband offerings – with faster download speeds to 24Mbps, and higher traffic allowances, to 170GB per month, and reduced pricing up to 20% on the first three months service. Existing Digiweb customers will gain these increased allowances automatically and at no extra charge. These enhancements come as a direct result of Digiweb’s ongoing commitment to delivering the best quality of service and innovation to its customers, providing them a comprehensive range of packages that give them the best quality, reliable broadband to suit their needs on a nationwide basis. The improvements and additions to the Digiweb range will look like this: Digiweb DSL Product Range DSL Personal: 3MB download with 60 GB allowance DSL Home: 7MB download with 100GB download allowance DSL Home Pro: 24MB download with 150GB download allowance Digiweb Metro Product Range Metro Chatterbox: 4MB Download with unlimited local, national and UK calls (50 GB allowance, previously 30GB) Metro Value: 8MB Download (50GB download allowance, previously 20GB) Metro Home: 8MB Download (60GB download allowance, previously 30GB) Metro Xtra: 12MB Download (70GB download allowance, previously 50GB) In addition to these great product upgrades Digiweb currently has great discounts available for a limited...

IFS Sign Colocation Deal with Digiweb

IFS are delighted to announce the extension of its current colocation deal with Digiweb, Ireland. This will see IFS expand its current colocation capacity and allow the company to further develop its products and services capability. IFS COO, Kieran Beggan, “We are delighted to have extended and consolidated our existing hosting infrastructure at Digiweb’s Network Operation Centre; we have already greatly enhanced our product and service capability through the implementation of scalable and secure technologies. This will further enable us to offer our clients scalable and robust solutions in both domestic and export markets”. Part of the deal will also see IFS enhance its broadband capacity through the utilisation of Digiweb’s Metro offering; this will extend the company’s data protection capability into the future. Digiweb’s hosting solutions are appealing to expanding companies such as IFS because of the security, redundancy and scalability they provide. “The company chose Digiweb because it is a trusted partner that can ensure the delivery of scalable, world class, always-on data management applications. The solution is designed to support their steady growth and meet future data centre requirements as needed.” said Dan King, Hosting and Managed Services Manager at Digiweb. About IFS IFS are leading providers of Digital Construction Documentation Management solutions to the Architectural Engineering and Construction Sectors. The company’s award winning products and services support both project and end-users throughout the design, construction and as-built Asset lifecycle. Our on-line applications, IFS Projects Live™ and IFS Digital Project Manual™ – PRO are supporting an increasing user base across multiple clients and projects in the Irish and UK markets. The company plans to scale its...

Digiweb acquires TalkTalk Ireland

Digiweb Group has acquired the TalkTalk telephony and broadband subsidiary of the TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC in Ireland and Belgium, adding to the Groups growing customer base. TalkTalk customers will soon benefit from additional savings to their telephony and broadband accounts in addition to upgraded and expanded services as Digiweb are committed to reinvigorating the TalkTalk product range. Already delivering value on bundles and international calls, the upgraded services will introduce savings of up to 40% compared to Eircom, Vodafone and other operators for national, UK, and mobile calls. Up to 20 additional staff will be hired to support the new offerings and services to customers. The company has begun recruitment in the areas of customer care, systems development, and finance. Colm Piercy, Group CEO, commented “We are excited by the opportunity to serve TalkTalk customers and further enhance the services and savings they receive from us. We will continue to seek selective consolidation opportunities in the telecoms market to extract synergies and deliver value for our customers and the Digiweb Group”. Three acquisitions have now been successfully completed by Digiweb Group in recent months, having acquired Smart Telecom in December and Internet Ireland in January. The company has moved swiftly to assimilate prior acquisitions, with all material integration, restructuring and efficiency stages now completed. Both Smart Telecom and Internet Ireland are now stable and cash-positive contributors to the Group. The TalkTalk brand will be retained through 2010. While the terms of the transaction cannot be released, the Group now services 102,000 broadband and telephony customers in Ireland, UK and Belgium, with consolidated annual revenues in excess of €50m...