iomart Acquires Melbourne Server Hosting

iomart Group announced its acquisition of Manchester hosting company Melbourne Server Hosting, which has about 600 customers.

Fresh off of it's celebration cake for landing a contract, iomart Group announced its acquisition of Manchester hosting company Melbourne Server Hosting.

Melbourne Server Hosting was founded in by Daniel Keighron-Foster, specializes in physical server hosting, and has 30 employees. Of the company's 600  customers, several are notable businesses in the area. The company was also selected to host the Jubilee Time Capsule, the digital vault being gifted to Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee.

"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 centres 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. "We’ve been looking to gain a foothold in the Manchester area for some time and Melbourne provided us with the right opportunity. The fact that it already has a great reputation in the region and owns and manages its own data centres offered the perfect path for us to enter what is a very competitive regional market for top quality hosting."

Daniel Keighron-Foster, CEO of Melbourne Server Hosting, said: "I have spent over 10 years building a successful 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 leading hosting providers will be a powerful combination and I’m looking forward to this next stage."

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