Pulsant acquires Amito

Pulsant has announced its completed acquisition of Reading-based data centre and cloud services provider Amito.

The acquisition is the second in two months for hybrid cloud specialist and edge computing platform operator Pulsant, following its acquisition of a Manchester data centre and associated clients from M247 Limited. 

Pulsant already operates an established network of 11 regional edge data centres across the UK delivering cloud, colocation and networking services. The latest acquisitions form part of the company’s expansion plans and ambition to bring edge computing to every business in every region of the UK.

The deal includes the company’s 15,000 sq ft and 800 rack data centre in Reading which provides 2.9MW of IT load capacity and has been built with energy efficiency in mind. This move will strengthen Pulsant’s presence in the South East of England, adding to existing data centre sites in Croydon, Maidenhead, Milton Keynes and Reading.

Rob Coupland, chief executive officer at Pulsant said that the South East is a strategically important location for Pulsant’s clients and will continue to drive much of the UK’s economic activity.

“With Amito’s well established presence, we can continue to build the UK’s edge computing platform and bolster our scale and capacity in the region, this will become increasingly important as businesses embrace edge computing and demand increases,” Coupland said.

Ed Butler, chief executive officer at Amito added, “We are excited about Pulsant’s strategic plans. Amito’s established and extensive infrastructure provides a strong foundation for the company to expand its edge computing platform across the South East whilst delivering the best connectivity and cloud-based services to clients.”

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