Interoute has announced the acquisition of UK networking company Vtesse. Financial details of the deal were not announced.
The acquisition will expand Interoute’s UK presence by some 7,000km and add 55 data centres, across 48 major towns and cities in England, Scotland and Wales.
Vtesse provides metropolitan and wide area network services focused on the business market, and boasts customers including Lloyds TSB, Poundland and the AA.
Interoute said the deal would help it greatly expand the availability of its services, ranging from connectivity offerings to unified communications tools, in the UK to such businesses.
Gareth Williams, Interoute CEO, said the deal would also offer UK firms another alternative to getting into the cloud market over mainstream firms with a solitary data centre on EU soil.
"When you look at the options for European businesses wanting to take advantage of flexible, scalable cloud infrastructure, they are often limited to the public cloud providers who think Europe can be served by one European data centre location connected by the public internet," he said.
"With this acquisition Interoute is adding its 12th data centre in Europe and over 7000km of UK network. This provides a highly resilient, secure low latency cloud platform that businesses everywhere can benefit from."
Founder of Vtesse, Aidan Paul, said the deal was a good move for his company and its customers by helping them scale thier cloud and network ambitions in-line with Interoute's offerings.
"Becoming part of Interoute will give these customers access to the extended portfolio of solutions and international reach of Interoute, opening new opportunities and new markets," he said.
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