Calligo expands European cloud reach with Ireland acquisition

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After five previous international acquisitions in recent years, the British managed service provider has expanded its footprint a bit closer to home.

Global cloud services firm Calligo has acquired DC Networks, the Dublin, Ireland-based IT managed services provider. DC Networks specialises in IT support, telecoms and networking and managed Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Calligo has data centres in the UK, Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands, Canada, Singapore and Luxembourg.

Julian Box

The purchase of DC Networks, for an undisclosed sum, is “another significant step” in Calligo’s continued global growth strategy, it said. In the last three years, Calligo has completed five other acquisitions – three in Canada, one in Guernsey and one in Luxembourg.

Calligo’s portfolio of services includes public and hybrid clouds, IT managed services and data analytics and artificial intelligence services, all supported by specific customer assistance with national, international and industry-specific data protection obligations.

“Ireland was clearly the logical next step for Calligo’s international expansion,” said Julian Box, founder and CEO of Calligo.

“Adding a presence here, alongside our established locations in the UK and Europe, bolsters our ability to provide local, European and international businesses with a full suite of data-centric managed services that satisfy all requirements in data residency, data privacy and data ethics.”

Robert Doyle, director of DC Networks, said: “Synergy is an overused term in these situations, but here it is remarkably apt. This acquisition will be an excellent result for our new and existing clients.

“The wider portfolio of data services that will be made available to them – including data privacy, automation and artificial intelligence – are exactly what they and businesses across Ireland are in need of.”