PEER 1 Hosting to Acquire UK-based Managed Hosting Provider
Peer1 hosting, PEER 1 Hosting (TSX: the PIX) The world’s largest web hosting company has announced that it had reached a binding agreement to purchase all of the outstanding shares of NetBenefit (UK) Limited’s capital. NetBenefit (UK) Limited which is a major managed hosting business based in the UK and a division that is part of the Group NBT Limited, a London-based company. Group NBT Limited with a cash payment of PS25 million. NetBenefit had revenues in the range of PS7m during 2011 and operates operations in the UK and France providing services to approximately 700 customers.
The acquisition will position PEER 1 Hosting as the second largest service provider for SME Managed Hosting services in the UK and provides an environment to facilitate the company’s expansion in Europe. In the past twelve months PEER 1 Hosting has increased its the annual run-rate revenue by 100 percent in EMEA.
“This deal strengthens our position as a full solution provider in the UK, which sees us now become a compliant PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 provider, with a datacentre in London for customers demanding low-latency hosting,” said Dominic Monkhouse, Managing Director EMEA of PEER 1 Hosting. “NetBenefit’s presence in France also allows us to extend our outstanding customer experience into Europe.”
Integration Net Benefits
The integration of NetBenefit’s two current datacentres with PEER 1 Hosting’s high-performance FastFiber Network(tm) will provide huge opportunities for peering and transit service revenue. In the framework of the agreement, Group NBT will become an immediate client from PEER 1 Hosting. The combination of a vast quantity of highly skilled personnel will also mean that the customers of PEER1 Hosting gain access to an impressive resource of technical talent.
“PEER 1 Hosting has a great reputation for customer service and as an outstanding employer,” Gary McIlraith Chief Executive Officer of Group NBT Limited, owners of NetBenefit. “The breadth and scale of their cloud offering will bring increased choice for our loyal customer base. We are 100% confident that this is good news for us, our customers and staff.”
PEER 1 Hosting recently was recognized as being among the “Top 25 Top Workplaces, Small business’ by the Great Work(r) Institute. Work(r) Institute.
About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting happens to be among the top web hosting companies. The company is founded around two pillars: Ping & People. Ping is the symbol of its commitment to the best technology in the market, based on a super-fast 10-Gbps SpeedFiber Network(tm) which is connected by high-end datacenters that are 18 years old, 22 points-of-presence , and 10 colocation facilities across North America and Europe.
People, symbolizes the company’s dedication to providing exceptional customer service to more than 12,000 customers around the world, and with a 100% uptime assurance and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support(tm). PEER 1 Hosting’s range comprises Managed Hosting, Colocation and dedicated serverswith the ServerBeach brand, and Cloud Services through Zunicore.
It was founded in 1999 PEER 1 Hosting is headquartered at Vancouver, Canada, with European operations based at Southampton, UK. The PEER 1 Hosting shares trade in the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: http://www.peer1hosting.co.uk.
Since its inception in 1995, NetBenefit is among the UK’s most established managed hosting firms. We are a specialist in providing custom and managed solutions for hosting that provide security, reliability and performance for critical business websites applications and advertising campaigns.
We’ve evolved through the internet to reach our current position as a leader in providing customized, flexible, managed hosting solutions for prominent brands like New Statesman and British Red Cross. Yet, we are still small enough to be able to dedicate ourselves to the success of our clients.
Our team is comprised of highly experts in the field of pre-sales, consultants project managers, pre-sales engineers and architects All of them will be there to ensure the success of your online company. We’re focused on providing the peace of mind that our clients can concentrate on their core business.
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PEER 1 Hosting, a owned affiliate that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA), is one of the leading web hosting providers, who spend considerable time working on Managed Hosting and Dedicated Servers. Colocation as well as Cloud Services.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations with headquarters at Southampton, UK, the company has been catering to customers’ needs for business since 1999. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two fixes: Ping & People.
Ping is a reference to its commitment to the highest-quality innovation and is based with a high-speed 10-Gbps FastFiber Network(tm) that is joined by 20 craftsmanship-based condition server farms. Individuals demonstrates its commitment to providing exceptional customer service to more than 13,000 clients across the globe, and backed by a 100 % up-time guarantee.
Location of Data Center
Peer1 Hosting San Antonio data center is located at 8500 Vicar Drive, Suite 500, San Antonio, TX 78218. It is in a single-level building with rooftop space that is available for rent. The building features freight elevators and a parking for free. San Antonio data center offers colocation and managed services.
Peer1 provides quarter, half as well as full-cabinet colocation options pods, custom caged space. Its data centers are SSAE 16 Type II certified. It is secured and secured. It access is restricted to the PEER 1 hosting authorized staff or colocation users.
Close circuit television systems that are monitored and security guards on site guard data centers 24 hours a day 7 365. access to security cards and biometric fingerprint scanners offer an additional layer of security. Data centers are fitted with a pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system that includes extinguishers made of clean agent to smother any spark of fire.
Data Center Facility
The data center provides solid power infrastructure that provides 100 percent SLA for power. Power failures that occur immediately are secured by an UPS system that operates in the N+1 configuration. Diesel generators that standby provide an emergency supply of power to the data center in the event of failure of the utility power.
The entire infrastructure is tested frequently to ensure it functions exactly as it was designed in the case in the event of an incident. The HVAC systems are equipped with full air filtration and humidity control. The climate in the data centers is controlled as per ASHRAE guidelines, which ensures the optimal effectiveness of servers as well as hardware.
San Antonio data center is a neutral carrier facility, offering connectivity to a variety of network providers as well as Tier 1 upstream service providers and offers 100 percent SLA for network uptime. This Network Operations Center (NOC) staff monitors the network 24/7/7365 as technicians and the network engineer are always available in the case in the event of an emergency. Customers have round-the-clock all-hours access to telephone or online assistance.
About PEER 1
PEER 1 Hosting – San Antonio Data Center Highlights
- Located in Single-Level Standalone Building
- Roof Space Available on Rent
- Freight Elevators Available
- Free Parking Facility
- Quarter, Half, and Full Cabinet
- Customized Caged Space
- SSAE 16 Type II Certified
- CCTV Monitoring 24 x 7 x 365
- Security Guards 24 x 7 x 365
- Security Card Access and Biometric Finger Scan Units
- Pre-Action Dry Pipe Sprinkler System that includes Clear Agent Fire Extinguishers
- 100 % SLA on Power
- UPS System in N+1 Configuration
- Standby Diesel Generators
- HVAC Units Maintaining Cooling According to ASHRAE Guidelines
- Carrier Neutral Facility
- 100 % SLA on Network Uptime
- 24 x 7 x 365 NOC
Peer 1 Hosting was a excellent organization to join, and the EMEA office has been ranked as one of the top 100 workplaces between 2012 and 2015, ranging from the 11th to 19th. Since 2016, the company been omitted from the list and lost talented employees in the process.