Lumison Acquires DediPower Managed Hosting

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Lumison has today strengthened its position in the IT Managed Services sector by acquiring DediPower Managed Hosting Ltd, a Reading-based managed hosting and colocation provider. The acquisition brings Lumison’s combined turnover to £27.5million, and continues its business expansion strategy, which has seen the company’s revenues grow from £6.4m to £27.5m over the last three years.

The acquisition, which closed today, will see Lumison employ 130 staff across the UK and provide managed IT services to several thousand British businesses. This is Lumison’s second acquisition since it received investment funding from Bridgepoint Development Capital in October 2010. In March 2011, Lumison acquired Blue Square Data for £22 million.

Lumison offers colocation, managed hosting and cloud services to UK ‘mid market’ companies hosting their online operations, business applications and development environments. DediPower brings experience in colocation and managed hosting services with 70% of their revenue coming from managed services. This complements Lumison’s existing capabilities and the combined business will provide customers with enhanced managed IT services (dedicated and shared), managed network and colocation services across eight UK datacentres.

DediPower has grown successfully since it was formed in 1998 and is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK, receiving a number 41 position in the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

Lumison Group CEO Mark Howling said: “The addition of DediPower to the business is a strong strategic and cultural fit and will consolidate our position as a leading player in the IT Managed Services sector. The Group will remain focused on providing practical, cost-effective solutions to customer business IT issues. Customers increasingly demand reliable IT infrastructure-as-a-service as the need for a scalable and flexible way of working grows; with DediPower’s expertise, Lumison is even better placed to deliver this.”

About Lumison

Lumison is a leading Managed IT Services provider, supporting mid-market and enterprise customers throughout the UK. Founded in 1995, Lumison is one of the few business-class IT service providers to own and manage its own Tier III datacentre facilities, providing reliable, high quality IP network, colocation and managed application hosting services.

Innovation and investment is key to the Lumison service model. The past five years of investment in the latest technology and service has yielded the 2007 ISPAs Best IP Telephony Provider, Nomination in three ISPA categories for best broadband, email and VoIP, and becoming a finalist at the 2010 BCS IT Excellence Awards for its Private Cloud services.

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