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IS Group Acquires Amsterdam Cloud Host WideXS

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Dutch cloud computing and IT services provider IS Group announced recently that it has acquired Amsterdam-based cloud host WideXS. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

WideXS was founded in 1996 and offers a range of hosting and cloud computing solutions including public and private clouds. It brings around 8,500 business customers to IS Group.

IS Group targets customers in the small and mid-sized business, enterprise and public sectors with its cloud and connectivity services. The company’s portfolio includes its HyperGrid cloud computing platform, its desktop-as-a-service offering DeskHub, as well as CrossNet, a management platform for networking and connectivity.

“With this acquisition, we further expand our leading position in the European market. Furthermore, WideXS’s innovative Virtual Datacenter proposition perfectly complements our successful cloud and IT services proposition for channel partners and systems integrators,” Jan Willem des Tombe, CEO of IS Group said.

According to the announcement, the WideXS team will move into the IS Group offices and will fully merge with IS Group’s activities.

IS Group’s management board will continue to be led by directors Jan Willem des Tombe and Arjan Steevels.

“We firmly believe that in our business scale of operations is crucial in staying ahead and continuing to lead this market in which technological developments mature rapidly. This allows us to support our customers optimally with the latest technology available. Guaranteed continuity, security and quality of service are quintessential for our customers. For this reason, selective acquisitions that directly contribute to our financial result make part of our company strategy. IS Group successfully acquired and integrated 11 companies, which lead to the valuable experience of doing this in the most effective way. WideXS is a great addition to this; we tremendously look forward to join forces with them.”

Last year, IS Group acquired another Amsterdam-based web hosting provider, Nsx Internet. The acquisition was expected to strengthen IS Group’s position in the public sector, media and ecommerce industries and add new features to its HyperGrid cloud platform through the addition of Nxs’ IaaS platform.

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