Vtesse snapped up by cloud services giant
Hertford-based Vtesse, one of the largest fibre-optic network operators in the UK, has been snapped up by the owner and operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform.
Interoute Communications, which has offices in London and Nottingham, acquired Vtesse for an undisclosed sum.
The Vtesse network is one of the largest national networks in the UK, connecting 55 data centres and 48 major towns and cities in England, Scotland and Wales.
The company's enterprise customers, including Lloyds TSB, Poundland, Friends Provident, Invesco, DEFRA and the AA, will now have access to Interoute’s advanced unified ICT portfolio of services.
Vtesse founder and chairman Aidan Paul said: "Over the past years Vtesse has provided enterprises, system integrators, carriers and cloud and data centre operators with a range of solutions from our data centre and extensive UK network.
"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."
Interoute chief executive Gareth Williams added: "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.
"With this acquisition Interoute is adding its twelfth data centre in Europe and over 7000km of UK network to its 60,000km pan-European global Cloud services platform. This provides a highly resilient, secure low latency Cloud platform that businesses everywhere can benefit from."