Data centre firm buys into the cloud for seven figures

TELEDATA UK, an independent data centre operator based in Manchester, has bought cloud and hosting firm 1st Easy to expand its infrastructure hosting portfolio, in a seven figure deal.

Cheshire-based 1st Easy specialises in the provision of VMWare based public cloud solutions and data centre infrastructure services.

TeleData have been providing colocation services from its privately owned 70,000 sq ft data centre Delta House, close to Airport City, since 2007 and has recently launched Work Area Recovery services.

Matthew Edgley, sales director at TeleData, said: “TeleData is already unique in the data centre market place as the only provider to offer colocation, work area recovery solutions and a BS5979 alarm receiving centre within the same facility.  

“Successful organisations of today demand a highly secure, resilient and hybrid IT enabled environment to protect and serve their business and its technology – the acquisition of 1st Easy further expands our capabilities to serve these demands.”

The acquisition will take combined staff numbers to 35 but 1st Easy will continue to operate under its own brand name.

Shaun Wilcock, TeleData chief executive, said: “This is a smart acquisition for TeleData, and a positive result for both companies, all employees and our customers.

“We will be sharing an incredible pool of talent, technology, infrastructure and market experience to better serve our customers and realise even greater opportunities in an exciting marketplace; one where uniqueness and differentiation within your offering is vitally important.”

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