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Node4 facilitates 20% growth year-on year for leading software company, Legend

(PresseBox) (Derby, ) A leading UK technology company providing leisure management software and other technical services to the health clubs and leisure centre markets has improved its efficiency and recorded substantial year-on-year growth since partnering with Node4.

Over the past three years, York based Legend Club Management Systems Ltd has expanded at a rate of over 20% per annum which coincided with its move to host much of its IT infrastructure with data centre specialist Node4. Legend's services for the health and leisure industry help centres to improve efficiency, by enhanced control of access to their facilities, automated turn-styles, photo capture and a host of other innovative technology solutions such as CRM, e-Commerce web portals, Smartphone and Tablet based apps. For instance, Legend's system flags up customers that have not attended for long periods of time, allowing the client to pinpoint those customers most in need of attention and service them. They also supply leisure centres with the infrastructure to manage e-POS, bookings, enquiries and transactions with an efficient front-desk service.

In order for a specialist private cloud solution provider like Legend to expand at such a rate the reliability of their data centre partner is vitally important. The appointment of Node4 has enabled Legend to capitalise on demand for its innovative service, driven by the need for improved operational efficiencies. The majority of Legend's new contracts are for system migrations where established leisure centre operators have needed to improve income generation and reduce operating costs.

Sean Maguire, Managing Director at Legend Club Management Systems Ltd, said, "When we visited Node4's Leeds data centre, our first impression was of a specialist hosting company which placed a high priority on innovation because it was immediately clear this was a purpose built environment with excellent capacity and fail over measures. Being a large new centre, there was also space for growth - important for our future expansion needs. Moreover, the UPS and backup generators were of the highest specification I'd seen. Being ISO27001 accredited was important, and with Node4's competitive rates, it was impossible to say 'no'."

"Since we began working with Node4, we have grown at an incredible rate of well over 20% year-on-year for three years. Joining forces with Node4 has allowed us to act with confidence when dealing with large opportunities, knowing that we absolutely have the capacity in our data centre partner to grow without limits. We now have the ability to add a significant footprint and cross data centre capacity to our offering. We can also focus on a lot of other work we need to do and can sleep comfortably at night knowing that our customer systems are secure and running in a high availability environment! Last but not least, we have always received excellent support from Node4 in the two-and-a-half years we have been with the company."

Paul Bryce, Business Development Director at Node4, said, "By sharing the volume of its infrastructure with Node4, Legend has become more agile. Our aim is to facilitate operations for our customers and we are pleased that Legend has entrusted us with their systems."


Founded in 2002, York based Legend Club Management Systems is an independent and predominantly employee owned UK Technology Company. Legend provides specialist leisure management software and a wide range of technical services to health club and leisure centre operators in the private, public and educational sectors. Technical services include provision of customer systems such as MS SharePoint, MS Exchange Server, MS Office, accounts packages, file serving, web hosting, anti-spam, antivirus, backup and disaster recovery in an all inclusive service package. Legend's solution includes control of membership, EPOS, access control automation, front desk services, self service, Smartphone and tablet apps, and a fully integrated BACS Bureau with outsourced administration service.

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Node4 Ltd

Node4 is a data centre and communications specialist. Launched in 2004, the company has grown rapidly in the past nine years through its comprehensive service offering and the growth in demand for hosted IT from businesses all over the UK. Its competencies include colocation, managed hosting through cloud and virtualised environments, connectivity, SIP trunking and hosted telephony. It has four state-of-the-art data centre facilities, two located in Derby and one in Leeds and one in Northampton, which offer the latest in security technology, ensuring that even the most mission-critical applications are hosted securely and protected.

The company aims to be one of the UK’s major forces for colocation services in the UK and to this end, provides the highest levels of performance and system availability to its customers throughout the UK.

Node4 ranked 45th position in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and won 1st place for fastest growing Midlands Technology Company in the Deloitte Fast50 and 22nd in the UK. The company also featured highly in 139th position of the Deloitte Fast 500 recognising fastest-growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Node4’s Managing Director, Andrew Gilbert, was named European Data Centre Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 and Ernst & Young North and Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. Node4 is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Cisco Premier Certified Partner and also won the prestigious Cisco Innovation Award of the Year for the UK and Ireland.

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