Infotech Lead Europe: iomart Group, a provider of cloud computing and managed hosting services in the U.K., has acquired Manchester web hosting company Melbourne Server Hosting.
The acquisition includes Melbourne’s two data centers and offices on the Manchester Technopark, plus its nearby disaster recovery facility.
“This is an important acquisition for us as it gives us our first physical data centre presence in the North of England. It increases iomart Group’s network of fully owned and managed UK data centers to seven and puts us firmly at the heart of the growing online and media business hub that Manchester has become,” said Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart Group.
Melbourne Server Hosting specializes in physical server hosting and has 30 employees. The company’s 600 customers include global consumer goods group PZ Cussons, JJB Sports, satirical news website The Daily Mash as well as many IT companies and design agencies across the North West of England.
Melbourne Server Hosting hosted the Jubilee Time Capsule, the digital vault being gifted to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee.
“I have spent over 10 years building a hosting company which prides itself on the reliable and personal service it gives to customers, which is something that iomart is also passionate about. I believe that Melbourne’s great local reputation and iomart Group’s established status as one of the UK’s hosting providers will be a powerful combination and I’m looking forward to this next stage,” said Daniel Keighron-Foster, CEO of Melbourne Server Hosting.
Customers of Melbourne Server Hosting will benefit from bespoke web hosting services, 24/7 technical support and high Service Level Agreements offered by iomart Group.