Host-IT keeps the wheels turning at logistics software firm


Colocation, rack space and cloud services provider, Host-IT, has announced its Birmingham colocation data centre has been selected by Tamworth based tmWare for hosting its Disaster Recovery (DR) systems.

This follows a review by the warehouse management and transportation logistics solutions specialist of its current and future IT needs. The migration of tmWare’s DR backup systems from their in-house location to a more secure and modern data centre environment was seen as a major priority. Host-IT’s Birmingham-based data centre will now support tmWare’s main IT stack which has been located at Host-IT’s Milton Keynes colocation facility since 2016.

“Previously we’ve always hosted our DR in-house but based on our positive experience with Host-IT in Milton Keynes, the relocating of our eight DR server systems and back UPS to their Birmingham facility made a potentially hard decision a lot easier,” said Kieron Coughlin, Technical Director, tmWare. “Our DR equipment at Host-IT Birmingham will be connected by a high-speed fibre network to our Tamworth office and their Milton Keynes data centre.”       

tmWare has been providing cutting-edge warehouse management software and transport management solutions to the logistics industry for over 30 years. The firm’s tmWare software as a service platform offers customers a comprehensive 360-degree solution for 24/7 warehouse and transport management, ensuring orders are efficiently picked, packed and dynamically scheduled for collection and subsequent on-time delivery by road, rail or air.   

With thousands of pounds of business at stake with every order fulfilment and delivery, tmWare is mission critical to the performance of their logistics customers. These are reassured by tmWare’s strategic investment in the services of professionally run, highly resilient and secure colocation data centres.

“In the seven years since entrusting tmWare to Host-IT we have enjoyed a highly professional and personalised service as well as an excellent uptime record,” said tmWare’s Managing Director, Lyndsey Phillips. “Their consistently excellent service and ability to support our current and future needs in a timely manner gives us every confidence as we look to expand our customer base. Equally, in ensuring the high levels of trusted IT delivery we provide to our existing valued customers.”          

Host-IT’s secure ISO 27001, Tier 3 Birmingham facility is centrally located close to the major fibre networks traversing the UK and various regional fibre providers. There is currently 6MW of IT power available to site with the potential to increase this to 12MW.

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