Pulsant acquires Manchester data centre as part of edge computing strategy

Pulsant, a hybrid cloud specialist has completed the acquisition of a Manchester data centre and associated clients from M247 Limited. Manchester joins Pulsant’s network of interconnected regional edge data centres which includes sites in Milton Keynes, Croydon, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Reading.

Situated within a secure compound in central Manchester, the 6,500 sq ft data centre provides the capacity of around 1MW power, with further investment planned to expand and upgrade the facility. The location complements Pulsant’s existing network of strategically located data centres, offering good transport links and connectivity, including a LINX Manchester point of presence (PoP) on site. 

The move is part of Pulsant’s growth strategy and its first acquisition since receiving investment from Antin Infrastructure Partners in July 2021. The deal includes the data centre and transfer of 40 clients and all site staff from M247, who will become a major client of Pulsant and continue to use the data centre to serve their own business. As well as delivering services to existing clients from the new data centre, Pulsant will seek to bring its full range of colocation and hybrid cloud services to new businesses within the area. 

Rob Coupland, Chief Executive Officer at Pulsant said, “I am very excited to be bringing the Pulsant edge computing platform to the Manchester market and wider North-West region. The acquisition of such a well-established and high-quality facility is an important step in our strategy to bring the benefits of edge computing to every business across the UK.” 

Darryl Edwards, Chief Executive Officer at M247 added, “We are delighted to be working with Pulsant.  Their extensive experience in operating regional data centres makes them uniquely placed to take over the data centre.  We are looking forward to developing our relationship through the new strategic supply partnership with Pulsant to maintain a full set of connectivity and cloud-based services to our customers.”

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