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2e2 secures data centre contract following Netstore acquisition

Newbury, 16th October, 2e2 today announces that its recently acquired subsidiary, Netstore, has secured a multi million pound contract with Viatel to provide data centre space for an initial three-year term.

Under the terms of the contract 2e2 Netstore will provide Viatel with data centre capacity, allowing them to supply their customers with metered billing for power on co-location services, plus full access to their broad range of network services including Internet access, Ethernet and IPVPN. This brand new, state of the art, dual resilient data centre is situated in Reading, Berkshire. The facility is a high power, energy efficient installation that is fully secure with a 24/7/365 fully managed service capability.

“Viatel is delighted to have agreed this partnership with 2e2,” commented Lucy Woods, Viatel CEO. “We are growing extremely fast and this high power data centre allows us to offer our customers expansion facilities or new space for their requirements. We are very excited by this enhancement to our portfolio.”

Coming only a matter of days after 2e2 announced the completion of its £57 million acquisition of Netstore, this long-term contract can be seen as an early justification of that deal, reinforcing the value that customers and prospects alike perceive in the combined strengths of the merged organisations. 2e2 now has a best in class data centre capability, further strengthening both its managed services portfolio and the delivery of Security as a Service

Terry Burt, CEO of 2e2 commented, “I said at the time of the Netstore acquisition that the coming together of two such strong and well established names in the IT services industry would add further momentum to 2e2 as a major force in the UK market. This agreement with Viatel shows that to be the case.”


About 2e2
2e2 is a leading IT managed services and solutions provider. Established in 2002, it has grown into one of the most respected and high-quality IT services providers for medium, large and public-sector organisations in each of its geographies.

2e2 helps customers to reduce costs and create business advantage through a range of proven solutions and high-quality managed services:

• Managed services: remote, on-site and co-sourced managed support encompassing infrastructure, applications and security
• Unified Communications: IP Telephony, video, messaging & collaboration
• Business Application Solutions: Oracle, PeopleSoft and Microsoft Dynamics
• Technology solutions: Data management, security, resilience & virtualization
• Service and asset management: ITIL consulting & service management solutions

By remaining agile and responsive to customers’ needs whilst being large enough to provide peace of mind, 2e2 is fast becoming the IT partner of choice for a growing number of organisations who recognise and value this rare combination.

2e2 is funded by Duke Street, the leading private equity group, and by a consortium of banks. 2e2 has £240m of annual run-rate revenues and more than 1,600 staff.

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About Viatel
Viatel is a pan-European business communications provider that helps companies of all sizes to reduce costs, increase profits and serve their customers better, through a comprehensive portfolio of IP Voice and Data solutions which include Broadband, Leased Lines, Managed IPVPN, Hosting and Voice over IP Services. Operating across 6 European markets, including the UK, France and Germany, Viatel has its own European network and more than 6,000 business customers. The company is headed by Lucy Woods. For further information on Viatel, please visit:

Ana Williams or Christian Sharp on +44 (0)207 436 0420

2e2 Netstore:
Nicole Anderson, Marketing and Partner Director. Tel: 0870 300 6600

éclat Marketing:
Rebecca Marwood. Account Manager. Tel: 01276 486000

Publisher Contact Information:

2e2 UK Limited
01635 568000

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