Global tech firm invests £1.4m in Portsmouth

Global tech firm invests £1.4m in Portsmouth

A growing high-tech firm which counts the likes of NASA, 02 and Mercedes Benz as customers has purchased a new £1.4m global headquarters at Compass House, Portsmouth.

Loadbalancer.org recently completed the move from the Portsmouth Technopole and founder and managing director Malcolm Turnbull is pleased with how the relocation has progressed.

Turnbull said: “There are always a few problems when moving to a new building but it went very well and the staff are very happy in their new home.”

Loadbalancers, also known as Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) in the IT industry, manage activity on IT systems to prevent collapses under the strain of sudden bursts of traffic or equipment failures, enabling everyday websites to provide fast and reliable browsing for consumers.

With 12,000 deployments in 74 countries and offices in the US, Canada and Germany, Turnbull last year recognised the need to address the physical impact of the company’s latest growth spurt.

He added: “We were beginning to get overcrowded, but since the move it’s been far easier to get things done and our new environment suits us perfectly, improving our ability to hold training sessions with customers, for example.

“Part of our business is to have support, sales and development in the same open plan room because they’re always communicating. If a customer was on the phone with a problem they can now talk to those departments at the same time, which helps us a great deal.”

Loadbalancer.org, which has consistently developed industry-firsts, exemplified by its partnerships with Amazon Web Services in 2009 and Microsoft Azure in 2014, is planning on further steady growth.

High-profile customers of Loadbalancer.org include NASA, the BBC, the United States Postal Service, BT, Mercedes Benz, ASOS, Vodafone, SEGA, Estee Lauder, O2, Bacardi, River Island, the NHS, Premier Inn, Verizon and Selfridges & Co.

 

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