Pulsant acquires Manchester data centre from M247

Pulsant has announced it has completed the acquisition of a Manchester data centre and associated clients from M247 Limited. The company said the acquisition supports its strategy of geographic expansion, enabling the company to extend its edge platform to Manchester and the Northwest.

The 6,500 sq. ft data centre is situated within a secure compound in central Manchester and provides capacity of around 1MW power. Pulsant said further investment is planned to expand and upgrade the facility.

The company added that the location complements its existing network of strategically located data centres, offering good transport links and connectivity, including a LINX Manchester point of presence on site.

Rob Coupland, chief executive officer at Pulsant, said, “I am very excited to be bring the Pulsant edge computing platform to the Manchester market and wider Northwest region. The acquisition of such a well-established and high-quality facility is an important step in our strategy to bring the benefits of edge computing to every business across the UK.”

Darryl Edwards, chief executive officer at M247, added, “We are delighted to be working with Pulsant. Their extensive experience in operating regional data centres makes them uniquely placed to take over the data centre. We are looking forward to developing our relationship through the new strategic supply partnership with Pulsant to maintain a full set of connectivity and cloud based services to our customers.”

Pulsant operates an established network of 10 regional edge data centres across the UK, delivering secure, scalable and resilient cloud, colocation and networking services. Manchester joins Pulsant’s expanding network of interconnected regional edge data centres which includes sites in Milton Keynes, Croydon, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Reading.

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