Published 14 Aug 2017

Pulsant announces acquisition of LayerV

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Reading, UK 15 August 2017Pulsant, a leading UK provider of hybrid cloud solutions, has announced it has completed the acquisition of LayerV, a specialist public cloud solution integration company, with a strong focus on compliance, security and cloud automation.

The acquisition is part of a targeted growth strategy and sees Pulsant gaining exclusive intellectual property around regulatory and cloud insight, strengthening its multi-cloud capabilities, particularly around continuous compliance and security, as well as its AWS offering. The new compliance solutions will be most beneficial to customers in the public sector, retail, legal and financial services where statutory compliance and data governance are critical, and where regulations such as PCI, ISO, GDPR and those set out by the FCA, must be adhered to.

“LayerV has an excellent reputation for providing advice to customers on public cloud solutions, and helping them migrate into cloud environments. It also provides industry-leading managed compliance, security and DevOps services across multiple clouds, including AWS, Azure and Google. These services are particularly important in regulated industries,” says Mark Howling, CEO, Pulsant.

“LayerV’s capabilities will bolster Pulsant’s offering in public cloud services, complementing our own in Azure Public cloud, private clouds, hosting and colocation. This will enable us to deliver more comprehensive solutions to our existing customer base, while expanding the services we can offer new customers.”

LayerV employs more than 30 staff across the UK and Lithuania, all of whom will be integrated into the Pulsant business, including the company’s two founders, James Letley, CEO, and Javid Khan, CTO.

“The company’s philosophy, business approach and focus on innovation is very similar to our own, which will only further strengthen our position as a provider of end-to-end solutions in the multi-cloud environment,” says Howling.

LayerV is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Managed Service Provider and Channel Reseller, as well as a Microsoft and Google Cloud Platform Partner. It delivers AWS and Microsoft Azure managed services that complement those offered by Pulsant.

“We are delighted to be joining Pulsant. There is great synergy between our two companies and being part of an established organisation like Pulsant means we’re able to truly benefit from its wide industry knowledge, broad customer base, mature data centre offerings and focus on hybrid cloud solutions,” says James Letley, CEO, LayerV.

The deal follows Pulsant’s acquisition of IT services company Onyx in June 2016, and is a further step in its targeted growth strategy.