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TeliaSonera Acquires Swedish Cloud Provider Ipeer

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TeliaSonera announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Swedish cloud provider Ipeer from Applewise AB. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Launched in 2006, Ipeer offers cloud and hosting services through its data centers in Sweden and offices in Karlstad, Stockholm and Bangalore, India. It has 65 employees

Ipeer will join TeliaSonera’s brand Cygate, and will be a part of its business area of cloud and hosting services. Cygate offers unified communications, storage and servers, application hosting and data centers as well as cloud and web hosting. It joined TeliaSonera via acquisition in 2006.

With a staggering number of Swedish businesses reporting security breaches, secure hosting solutions are critical for the stability of these companies.

”The acquisition of Ipeer means that we will be able to deliver new types of cloud services supplementing our strong offering of business solutions. Ipeer provides technology and competence in cloud and hosting services for both small and large companies. Thanks to our billion investment in infrastructure, we will be able to offer total solutions allowing our business customers to use the almost unlimited opportunities provided by the digitalization in society,” TeliaSonera EVP and head of region Sweden Malin Frenning said.

Ipeer CEO Johan and Daniel Hedlund will remain in charge of the business unit, and will continue to be based in Karlstad.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Swedish cloud services. With TeliaSonera we see great possibilities and synergies for our private cloud- and hybrid services as well as a potential to develop our public cloud solutions as part of more comprehensive corporate services,” Applewise board member Daniel Hedlund said.

Last year, Ipeer was selected as one of five companies to beta test Windows Azure Pack from Parallels. Earlier this year it launched its Swedish hosted Azure Pack cloud.

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