05 March 2019
UKFast has pulled ClearCloud and UKFast Public Sector together to form UKFast Group – a one-stop shop with revenues predicted to exceed £60m this year.
The Manchester-based company said ClearCloud secured 11 customer wins in its first quarter of trading. It provides managed support and migration services for public cloud hosting from Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
UKFast Public Sector’s customers include the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence. Lawrence Jones, chief executive officer of UKFast, said ClearCloud and UKFast Public Sector “sit well” within UKFast’s environment, while the trading relationships and synergies within the three customer bases are obvious.
“It was always the plan, following the acquisition of S-IA, to roll this business into UKFast,” Jones said. “We recognised a strong cultural fit. Nowadays businesses want multi-cloud strategies, so our investment in ClearCloud is timely.
It helps us support our customers that want to spread workloads across multiple providers.” Jones pointed to ongoing tough market conditions because of Brexit and said, “businesses look to their key suppliers for cost savings and efficiencies”.
UKFast employs 350 people across its campus HQ in Manchester and office in London, supplying cloud and dedicated servers to more than 5,000 clients.