iomart Group plc Moves Into Manchester With Purchase of Melbourne Server Hosting
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iomart Group plc Moves Into Manchester With Purchase of Melbourne Server Hosting PR Newswire GLASGOW, Scotland, August 16, 2012 GLASGOW, Scotland, August 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UK cloud and managed hosting company iomart Group expands into North of E n g l a n d iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), one

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iomart Group plc Moves Into Manchester With Purchase of Melbourne Server Hosting
PR Newswire GLASGOW, Scotland, August 16, 2012
GLASGOW, Scotland,August 16, 2012/PRNewswire/ --UK cloud and managed hosting company iomart Group expands into North ofEngland iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), one of the UK's leading provider of cloud computing and managed hosting services, has today purchasedManchester web hosting company Melbourne Server Hosting. The acquisition includesMelbourne'stwo data centres and offices on the Manchester Technopark, plus its nearby disaster recovery facility. Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart Group plc, said: "This is an important acquisition for us as it gives us our first physical data centre presence in the North ofEngland. 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 thatManchesterhas become." Melbourne Server Hosting was founded by entrepreneur Daniel Keighron-Foster while he was studying at university. It specialises in physical server hosting and has 30 employees. The company's 600 customers include well known businesses such as global consumer goods group PZ Cussons, JJB Sports, satirical news website The Daily Mash as well as many IT companies and design agencies across the North West ofEngland. It was chosen to host the Jubilee Time Capsule, the digital vault being gifted to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee. 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 thatMelbourne'sgreat 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." Customers of Melbourne Server Hosting will benefit from the extensive range of bespoke web hosting services, 24/7 technical support and high Service Level Agreements offered by iomart Group. Angus MacSween continued: "We've been looking to gain a foothold in the Manchesterarea for some time andMelbourneprovided 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. " iomart Group plc owns and manages data centres inLondon,Maidenhead,Glasgow,Leicester andNottingham. Customers includeManchester-based GMG Radio (part of Guardian Media Group), Shine TV, fashion retailer Reiss and London School of Economics. For further information please contact Jane Robertson, PR Manager iomart Grou lc,ane.robertson iomart.comTel +440 141-931-6400