Data Centre/Commercial

Elite acquires data centre operator Wi-Manx

Commercial Duncan MacRae

09:15, July 11 2014

Hosting, network solutions, Elite, data centre, Wi-Manx

Elite Comms Group has acquired Wi-Manx, an Isle of Man provider of data centre, hosting and network services.

Elite, the owner and operator of an MPLS network supporting voice, Internet, cloud and WAN services, said it is inheriting a highly skilled technical team, along with a state of the art data centre, and will connect Wi-Manx and its customers to Elite's next generation network.

Kate Hegarty, director at the Elite Group, said: "The acquisition of Wi-Manx was of particular interest to the Elite Group because hosting and network solutions are an integral part of our strategy. This acquisition further strengthens our connectivity and hosting portfolio and means we are the only 100% Manx owned communications company that operates its own pan-European MPLS and internet backbone."

The acquisition of Wi-Manx means customers now gain access to a next generation European network and direct access to a number of UK and Isle of Man carriers, data centres and DR facilities.

Hegarty added: "Our proposition is simple - we want our customers to benefit from pioneering services and unified communication platforms because these promote collaboration and turn IT and comms into revenue generating tools."

Joe Hughes, MD at Wi-Manx said of the deal: "Since our formation 10 years ago, Wi-Manx has grown to service several thousand loyal customers who value our first-class service and our forward-thinking approach to business and technology. The Elite Group recognised the market leading technical expertise at Wi-Manx and the benefits we would bring to the organisation. This deal will deliver business growth, a range of new and innovative services for our customers and enhance our existing portfolio of products, bringing many benefits to the Isle of Man."

Source: Company Press Release

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