Lanarkshire-based DataVita, the datacentre and cloud services provider, has secured £4.6m in funding from long-term banking partner Santander Corporate & Commercial which will see the creation of up to 50 new technology jobs in Scotland.

“Our datacentre has been developed to meet the requirements of the thriving Scottish IT industry and in a short period of time, more and more customers are recognising us as the market leader in technology services,” said Danny Quinn, DataVita’s managing director.

“This latest round of investment from Santander allows us to accelerate our growth with the creation of up to 50 technical jobs and new innovative services.”

DataVita operates Scotland’s largest and most advanced purpose-built co-location facility. It is also the first facility in the UK to be Tier III certified for both design and construction, with capacity for over 2.000 racks – all powered by 100% renewable energy.

DataVita launched in 2016 with the vision of bringing true hybrid co-location and cloud services to the Scottish market, allowing customers to control where their data and services are stored. In July, DataVita joined the UK Government’s G-Cloud 10 Framework, allowing public sector organisations to access the firm’s services.

DataVita is part of HFD, a leading commercial property and investment company. The group has been a Santander customer since March 2012, with the relationship expanding over the past six years including asset finance lines of £500,000 and the full day-to-day transactional banking relationship.

Cameron McNair, relationship director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “DataVita is not only at the forefront of the tech sector but also a great asset for the local economy, for Scotland and the UK, and is well placed to capitalise further on the growing business need for such hybrid IT services.

“We are delighted to support DataVita ambitious growth plans, and we look forward to working with them as they expand their offering.”