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Launch of Pulsant creates powerful new IT and hosting partner for the UK mid-market

Market leading capability, nationwide network of data centres and ‘personal touch’ will drive success

Today sees the launch of Pulsant, a powerful and leading supplier of Cloud and Managed Hosting services to the UK mid-market. Formed by the combination and integration of Lumison, DediPower and Bluesquare Data, Pulsant is a £30 million turnover company which is poised for rapid growth fuelled by a £6 million 2012 investment plan that includes new staff, additional facilities and services as well as targeted sales initiatives.

Offering market leading capabilities, utilising eight enterprise-class UK data centres in five locations, as well as points of presence in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, Pulsant already provides 24/7 support to over 3,000 customers. Its services include Colocation, Managed Hosting, Managed Applications, Managed Networking and Cloud.

Backed by Bridgepoint Development Capital, Pulsant is eager to expand its profile within the UK’s mid-market sector, where personal service backed by proven capability is sought by increasingly IT-reliant businesses.

Pulsant CEO, Mark Howling, comments, “In Pulsant we have brought together three highly successful IT service companies under an extremely effective management team, backed by outstanding solutions architects and experienced support staff. This, combined with our nationwide network of efficient, enterprise-class data centres, allows Pulsant to deliver highly configurable IT and hosting solutions, with an emphasis on personal, consistent and professional service.”

Howling adds, “As Pulsant we represent one of the UK’s largest ‘independent’ hosting and colocation providers. We are focused on servicing the needs of companies with a high reliance on data, the internet or Cloud, who may have dispersed workforces or simply want to free their IT resources from managing infrastructure. Our mission is to provide them with the best quality solutions and services backed by support with passion. As companies respond to the challenges of an increasingly mobile, web-based world, Pulsant helps them be more efficient, effective and profitable in how they connect, manage and store their data.”

Pulsant has customers from a wide range of sectors, but has particular focus on those involved in ecommerce, digital design, eLearning, professional services, cloud computing and IT application development. They will be among the first to benefit from the company’s new combined capabilities, expanded solutions portfolio and on-going investment plans.

“We will continue to work closely with partners, such as Microsoft and HP, to deliver ‘best in class’ solutions,” confirms Howling. “At the same time, we are enhancing our data facilities in Scotland and England with even faster inter-site connections and new energy saving technologies, including cold aisle containment. In addition, we will also provide 100 per cent of our energy from renewable sources by October. A major focus this year will be the expansion of our facilities in south London to create a dedicated hosting and colocation ‘campus’ – ideal for businesses looking to move their data storage from expensive central London facilities where space is at a premium.”

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